Tesla is entering a new year in which the production target is one million copies produced and sold. For this, the aging model S and model X are entitled to restyling and new versions. When it comes to modifications, we mainly focus on the interior. Thanks to the new areas “Plaid” and “Plaid +”, however, performance and autonomy are increased.
The new Tesla Model S and Model X in 7 pieces of information
An aviation-inspired steering wheel
Nobody will miss it: on the configurator on the Tesla website, the images of the interior of the new Model S and Model X draw special attention to the steering wheel. Inspired precisely by aviation, the sedan and SUV take on a piece that has left its upper arch.
Tesla has just finished the work Peugeot started on the 308 a few years ago, if you will allow us to compare. From now on, the driver will no longer be hindered from seeing the digital meters behind the steering wheel. The handle is at 9:15 am or not at all.
The second point that nobody in the passenger compartment misses is the central screen. The Model S and Model X contained vertically arranged shelves in contrast to the Model 3 and Model Y. This is no longer the case. The new 17-inch IPS LCD screen monopolizes the landscape format.
Another more discreet but equally important piece of information concerns the back shelf. For passengers, Tesla has decided to include a new screen on the back of the center armrest. It’s smaller but allows for the addition of an infotainment screen for the rear luggage rack.
A game console on board
On the technical sheet, the screen is reworked with a modification that Elon Musk has been impatiently waiting for. In order to be able to follow the developments of the Tesla software and to add more resource-rich games, the tablet has a graphics performance of 10 teraflops, which corresponds to a PlayStation 5. According to the manufacturer, a controller can now be connected. comfort and play AAA games.
Model S and Model X: new series 2021
Forget the “Performance” version for the Model S and Model X. Tesla has revamped the names of its various versions. Now you can choose the electric sedan in the Long Range, “Plaid” or “Plaid +” version. The “Plaid” version therefore replaces the “Performance” version and the “Plaid +” version is an even more efficient (and more expensive) version.
More power and autonomy
The new model S 2021 in the long-haul version increases its price to 89,000 euros. On the other hand, its autonomy gains 23 kilometers by 663 kilometers with a fee according to the WLTP cycle. The Plaid version offers up to 1,020 PS (same power as the X model), 0 to 100 km / h in 2.1 seconds and a range of 628 km (slightly less than the old performance version).
For the worthy “Plaid +” that Tesla announced during its “Battery Day” in September, the sedan will be even more radical with an output of 1,100 hp and the famous range of 840 km that Tesla will bring in competition. with Lucid Motors.
The plaid version is available at a minimum price of 119,000 euros, the plaid + version from 139,990 euros.
Some changes to the outside
In conclusion, let’s talk about the few changes to the exterior. Tesla has remained very shy in this regard and developments are rather discreet. Note the front and rear shields supposed to be more massive and the new 19-inch two-tone rims. Overall, the sedan is more massive in width, especially in the height of the wings.
Release date: We still have to wait
Let’s finish the delivery schedule. According to the first information Tesla announced on Wednesday January 27th, we will have to wait until next September to discover the new versions of Large Autonomy and Plaid. Again, customers who want to buy the Plaid + version and its 840 km autonomy will have to double their patience. It is planned for the end of 2021.