Electrek photos: https://electrek.co/2018/07/30/tesla-model-s-x-interior-refresh-exclusive-first-look/
LikeTesla video: https://youtu.be/VegSSSVIP3A
Inside source that has worked closely with Tesla for 10 years
Tesla has been testing in the desert
Tri-motor design with a “micro motor” in the front and two standard motors in the rear
Over 400 miles for Model S and nearing 400 miles for Model X
Lighter and larger battery pack
350 lbs lighter
“Entirely new battery design”
Will have 250 kW charge rate
Interior will look like Model 3
Potentially see them as early as Q3 this year
Factor has been closed off
Why should Tesla refresh their S and X?
Though sales for X are only down 10% YTD compared to the same 2018 window, Model S is down 32%. That means that Model S is on track to only do 15,000 units with its current pace. Last year they sold more than 25,000.
Q3 and Q4 are Tesla’s two best quarters of the year so it makes sense to start selling a refresh when people are traditionally buying.
Model S and X have taken a back seat to the Model 3 with features the redesigned HVAC and 250 kW charge rate. With Tesla’s recent update to S and X suspension and range, it appears Tesla is putting their flagship vehicles back in the driver’s seat of luxury.
There is one really interesting point: It appears like Model S and X
If Tesla can juice sales with this major update of the S and X, it will not only put them leap and bounds ahead of Audi, Jaguar, and Mercedes, it will have a significant impact of Tesla’s revenue by the end of 2019.