Published on June 3rd, 2014 | by Christopher DeMorro3
How Has The Tesla Model S Changed In Two Years?
June 3rd, 2014 by Christopher DeMorro
Every year, automakers seek to update or improve their cars in some way, great or small. The Tesla Model S is no different, and since its debut in 2012, there have been several changes that have improved the driving experience…though you’d never know from looking at it.
Indeed, a Tesla Model S built in 2012 looks the same as one built in 2014, but there are several new options and upgrades available to owners. The most important one is the underbody shield, built in response to a pair of fires caused by road debris. Tesla also now offers a Park Assist option on the 2014 model, which can be retrofitted to older cars. The rear liftgate also gets a Power Sunshade option, to keep the kiddies fitted to the rear jumper seats from sizzling in the sun.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg now though, as power folding mirrors, red brake calipers, and the Cold Weather Package have all been added as new options or built into existing packages. Fog lamps, parking sensors, a high-fidelity sound system and washer nozzle meters are also other upgrades Tesla now offers to Model S buyers.
Since going on sale, Tesla has also started offering the Performance Plus, Premium Leather Trim, and Premium Interior packages, which upgrade (obviously) the performance and interior trims on the Model S.
This is all just the beginning though, as there has long been talk of an all-wheel drive version of the Model S, and with the Model X coming, Tesla is going to want to keep its sedan feeling fresh. What options do you want to see on your Model X sedan?
Source: Green Car Reports
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