As the Model 3 approaches, Tesla seems to be decontenting the S - rather than moving it upmarket. Personally I think something's up - as in Tesla getting ready to introduce a new interior and perhaps an advanced new suspension. We've seen in the last 6 months: Ventilated seats bye bye (I've got 'em - they work - they don't rip if you are reasonably careful) Alcantara dash bye-bye No more air suspension without the largest battery (I got both coils and air -> air's ride smoothness speaks "luxury") Simplifying production? Sure. Alcantara dash ugly/unnecessary? Perhaps, matter of taste. But these moves are also de-contenting the S. Some of the biggest complaints on the S are a rough ride on coils, interior too plain for the taste of some and no ventilated seats (despite the fact that they're available on ICE cars half the price). Now that the alcantara dash disappeared this week - it looks like a trend to me - getting rid of existing parts stock perhaps prior to launching a second generation S interior along with the 3 or perhaps just after the 3? Regardless of whether you like alcantara - it does say "luxury" to many buyers. So just when the S needs to be moved upmarket - Tesla is actually removing luxury from the car. Tesla is not stupid - so I think this means a new interior and perhaps suspension (MBZ magic body control and/or magnetorheological dampers ahead?) are close. Thoughts?