Whether or not you like the minimalist interior of the Tesla Model 3, the design is here to stay and will soon be introduced into the Model S and Model X.
Documents obtained by Electrek offer a look at the interior that’ll reportedly be featured in the facelifted Model S and Model X. Using the word ‘sparse’ to describe the revised cabins doesn’t even begin to accurately encapsulate just how simple they are.
First off, the images reveal that the horizontal touchscreen of the Model 3 will be featured on its two larger siblings. However, the screen depicted appears new and features smaller bezels than the one of the entry-level electric sedan. It’s a welcome change from the vertical screen of the Model S and Model X but does result in a rather significant compromise; a dramatically re-designed gauge cluster.
Gone are the traditional digital gauges of the vehicles and in their place sits a small, single screen embedded into the dashboard that will display key vehicle functions.
One welcome change to the Model S and Model X will be the implementation of the 3’s hidden air conditioning system that includes a single vent incorporated seamlessly into the dashboard. Additionally, a new steering wheel is pictured.
In written documents, Tesla claims that it will also make its latest interiors more up-market to ensure they better rival those from the likes of Mercedes-Benz and BMW. As such, higher-end materials can be expected alongside comfier seats, greater storage, wireless phone charging, and other features.
The Tesla Model S and Model X are expected to adopt the new design in the third quarter of 2019.
Note: Tesla Model 3 interior pictured above