Tesla Model S And X To Get Model 3-Inspired Interior

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

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  • alexxx

    Last nail on the coffin🤔

  • Vassilis

    That sucks. The S’ is so much better.

  • Earl Scheib

    Which study group said this was a good idea? Model 3 is quite possibly the worst interior design in all of cardom!!!

    • PK

      i think tesla has lost their ways. i mean they’re not like a true automakers like mercedes, chevy honda and etc…. i expect them to crumble anytime soon.

      • D3X

        Tesla lost their ways? What way, because they are so new I didn’t even notice they had a way in the first place, looked like they’re still trying to figure that out.

  • Evo45

    I don’t know if people need a laptop-ish sized screen on a Tesla, but well.

    • Earl Scheib

      Easier to play Space Invaders on when Kamikaze Pilot is engaged. Fun for all.

  • Leconte Dave


    • PK

      i concur.

  • Nordschleife

    I guess it’s only natural. I am still hoping for a more upmarket design. Materials matter but if the design is so simple where it lacks details then it will still appear cheap.


    My first gen Berlingo had one to one wheel back in 1996….

  • Blanka Li

    Tesla really needs to go to the school of Audi to redesign the Model S interior. There’s nothing in it that makes you feel like the $155,000 was worth it.

  • Earl Scheib

    Yeah, that right.

  • Jay

    Well that’s unfortunate. Suicide much?

  • Mr. EP9

    What a dumb idea. The Model S and the Model X have far better interior designs and shouldn’t be inspired by the god awful 3. It should be the other way around. Using higher quality materials? Sure. That’s just common sense when you want to compete with established luxury brands but not by going down that minimalist route.

    Nice going Tesla.

    • Earl Scheib

      Looks like Musky is betting to company on the Model 3. Wait, what??!!

  • An Existing Person

    So it’s going to be even cheaper looking and feeling? Got it.

  • Jason Panamera

    Such idea will work only if Model S and X get high quality and advanced head-up displays.

  • botornot387

    While I do think the Model X and S needed a refresh, I don’t think the one tablet minimalism really fits the area where this vehicle competes; It looks far from luxurious

  • Arthur Burnside

    Tesla is now being a cheapskate with their highend vehicles, putting a distracting touchscreen control panel on their dash. Worst example of bad human factors engineering I’ve ever seen. I predict these wil be ordered removed by safety regulators after a requisite number of accidents – worse than texting.

  • Six_Tymes

    I’m middle ground on Tesla, not a giant “fan boy” but at the same time I would like to see them succeed. I am very curious to see what the next “new design” brings for the model S and X. Will it bring better than the current 3, or more of the same, meaning will the upcoming new design bring improvements, I hope so.


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