Tesla has given the Model S its first makeover since the electric luxury sedan was introduced back in 2012.
Casual viewers will notice the cleaner fascia that gets rid of the large, fake plastic grille replacing it with a slim decorative insert surrounding the Tesla logo and the re-profiled bumper with a slightly enlarged lower vent, while fans of the series will point to the tweaked headlamps that now feature full LED adaptive units with “14 three-position LED dynamic turning lights” as well.
These minor revisions bring the 2017 Model S’ exterior more in line with the Model X, as well as the upcoming Model 3 that was previewed in pre-production trim earlier last month.
Inside, the 2017 Model S gets two new trim accents, Figured Ash Wood Décor and Dark Ash Wood Décor, while also nabbing the Model X’s “medical grade” HEPA air-filtration system, which according to Tesla, “removes at least 99.97% of particulate exhaust pollution and effectively all allergens, bacteria and other contaminants from cabin air”. The air filtration system is included in a $3,000 optional premium upgrade package that also adds leather seats, three-position LED turning and fog lights, and a power liftgate.
Finally, Tesla has uprated the base charger that now pulls 48 amps, up from 40, with a 72 amp on-board charger being offered as a $1,500 option.
Prices for Model S start from $71,500 for the 70D with rear-wheel drive and a 70kWh battery offering a range of 234 miles (376 km) and a 0-to-60mph (96km/h) time of 5.5 seconds.