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RUMOR! Stretch Models S coming

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Lump, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. Lump

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    Something similar was mentioned for China. If it's easy to do, I say go for it
     
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    Seems like a logical step to take.
     
  4. dsm363

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    That might solve rear headroom issue too if you can move rear seats slightly forward while still increasing rear legroom.
     
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    While it goes against Elons ultimate goal they should offer it with a 500 mile battery.
     
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    The China market may be the decision tipping point for improving the interior including the seats.
     
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    It's funny that China should be the catalyst for improving the quality of anything...
     
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    I wouldn't characterize it as an improvement of quality - just quantity.
    I'm not a town car company. I wouldn't have bought the stretch version.

    When Tesla offers a car that isn't as monstrous, I will consider switching.
     
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    My vehicle is used as a livery sedan and I would love to see a stretched version as described in the above article. It would also be nice if they hinged the door to open a full 90 degrees like the Lincoln L series sedan did.
     
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    I am dubious that a stretched S is something that Tesla would devote resources to produce at this point or even within the next 12 months. As Elon continually says "demand is not a problem". There is some significant design and tooling work necessary to produce a longer S. And would new crash testing be necessary? (Maybe not for the Chinese market)

    I think this is just a rumor or someone wanted to write a story just to attract attention and clicks. Don't believe everything you read on the interweb...
     
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    If they go this route, it's likely that it's the new platform for the Model X.
     

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