The Tesla Model S just got a Model 3-inspired facelift

While everyone is busy looking at the Model 3, Tesla quietly updated the Tesla Model S earlier this week. The new design looks a lot like the old one, but makes a few important changes. The most obvious one is at the front: Tesla has removed the Model S’ black grill to make it look more like the newer members of the Tesla family, the Model X and the Model 3.

Underneath the bodywork, Tesla has also made one or two minor changes as well. The Tesla Model S will now come with a HEPA filter like the one in the Model X, and Tesla claims it should be around 1,000 times more effective than a cabin filter you’d find in a “normal” car.


At the same time. Tesla has also upgraded the Model S’ internal charger from 40 amps to 48 amps, so it should charge slightly more quickly. Along with the changes, Tesla is also altering the price. The Tesla Model S will now start at £53,800 (after the £4,500 government grant) for the base 70 model. 

What about the P100D?

Earlier this year, we wrote that Tesla planned to release a longer-lasting, faster version of the Model S called the P100D. The rumour originally came from code found in a recent Tesla software update, and even after finding out, Elon Musk refused to deny it. However, Tesla didn’t announce anything about the P100D when updating the Model S, so we might have to wait a bit longer.

Besides, we probably don’t really need a faster Model S just yet, as the Vine below shows…

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