How’s This For A Next-Generation Tesla Model S?

While Tesla is planning on further updating both the Model S as well as the Model X in the third quarter of 2019, we’re still a long ways away from seeing all-new versions of either model.

The Model S has been with us for six years now, although its design is even older than that. With German luxury brands set to launch their own fully-electric four-door saloons in the near future, Tesla really needs to shift the Model S into an all-new generation car.

What we have here is a design by Emre Husmen, who envisioned a much more aerodynamic exterior, boasting a sweeping roofline, aero surfaces, C-shaped front laser lights, C-shaped OLED rear lights and a lot of sharp edges.

As you can see, the design is pretty “busy”, although that’s not necessarily a bad thing. According to Husmen, this new Model S would also come with Level 5 autonomous driving technology and an “intelligent traction system” that would allow users to choose between FWD, RWD and AWD.

Some of the current Model S’ aesthetics clearly endured, such as its muscular fender design. We’re also fans of the large panoramic roof, which is something all automakers should consider as far as future models are concerned.

The interior meanwhile seems to feature a lot of leather and contrast stitching, an ultra-massive 19-inch curved dashboard-mounted display, plus another gauge cluster display – a setup that will reportedly change come late 2019 when the Model S and Model X will receive Model 3-inspired interiors.

This render also shows a customizable OLED screen on the steering wheel, which looks pretty neat.

H/T to Gabriel

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  • Mind Synthetic

    thought that was a new chevy or something, nice interior though

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Chevy Malibu and Mazda 6 had a baby.
      Baby decides to go goth-punk.

  • EM1

    Fisker might get angry at this rendering as it looks like his electric car.

    • S3XY

      Fisker has an electric car? Where?

      • EM1

        Best to google it.

      • LouInPA


  • Mike anonymous

    This is a cool design, but I’m going to be honest. When it comes to design (and not just good, but great design), your going to want to make a vehicle that will last. I will admit this looks really cool, but it’s something that is going to become dated quickly.

    • SgtBeavis

      Agreed. However just toning it down a bit would allow it to age as well as the current Model S is.

    • Rich Money

      roof rails not thick enough.

  • Christian

    Why keep make them? Porsche gonna ruin them !

    • Mike anonymous

      I honestly don’t think porch will really “phase” Tesla in the main markets. (As for the top of the line ModelS’s, yes Porsche will dominate) but for the base Model S (which is what most people seem to get), it won’t really effect the sales (in that area) of the Model S.

      Now if Porsche (were to,. oh,.. idk,.. just on a whim) wanted to make a “Macan-priced” EV… oh yeah.. Tesla might be done after that.

      • SgtBeavis

        Maybe not done for but it would certainly be a kick in the balls.

      • Christian

        It’s PORS-CHE! P O R S CH E!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • botornot387

        Your right, Porsche will hit them at the top, but then BMW, Mercedes, and Audi; not to mention Jaguar and all the other brands planning and perfecting electric vehicles will hit them where it hurts. Tesla also is on the verge of losing its tax incentives, so they have a lot to worry about; along with the fact that they have yet to turn a profit.

        • S3XY

          You have more to worry about in your own life than all the old age german car companies that got schooled by Nikola Tesla’s century old technology reinvigorated by the new school tech minds at Tesla.

          • botornot387

            So do you, but you posted this comment to troll, as you do in every Tesla post. Sorry for stating the obvious.

          • gambit gamboa

            Do you want a Lamborghini? Or you want a Tesla?

            Its a rhetorical question, no ones going to choose a Tesla.

          • Finkployd

            Well the sticker price is one thing, there ‘s the running & maintenance costs as well

    • Dude

      The Teycan is not going to ruin tesla. Why do people keep saying this?


    • S3XY


      • Christian

        The one Nelly made a song about… “hEY PORSCHE”

        • Earl Scheib

          But it’s getting hot in here.

          • Christian

            So original comment…

  • SgtBeavis

    1. The front clip looks great except for the black plastic drooping below the headlights. Is that supposed to be a side marker or turn signal? It makes an otherwise elegant front clip look too busy. That is a theme that permeates this design too.
    2. Why they hell does an electric car need fender vents? A design trend that is over used and normally fake. It does integrate will with the beltlline but that seems to be the only purpose of this design element.
    3. The lower body sculpting is too derivative from the BMW i8. Again we’re taking an elegant design and making it too busy.
    4. The rear haunches and the rear itself is pretty much spot on perfect. Nicely done.
    5. The new center stack display is interesting but doesn’t concaving the lower section back towards the dash put those controls out of reach. Otherwise quite it’s quite beautiful.
    6. The displays in the steering wheel spokes is a non starter. Let’s give the driver one more thing to stare down at. Alternatively the right steering wheel spoke should be a touch pad, in reach of the drivers thumb, that manipulates activities on a heads up display. Now that would be innovative.
    7. Back on the front clip. I really do like how the front snout has been redone. That is a huge improvement over the current model S.

    Overall it’s a very nice design. It would make a great concept car. Toned down slightly, it would make an excellent successor to the Model S.

  • Matthew Boyd

    I approve. The design is sick!

    • S3XY

      So your a fan of the Maxima

    • Six_Tymes

      I agree, its fresh and very good. Obviously not perfect, like so many assume here it should be. I think these renders are so good that Elon should hire this guy to work on finals

  • salamOOn

    not that bad, but its too much aggressive.
    not everyone wants an aggressive looking car…….oh, and renault wants their swoosh back.

  • Nordschleife

    I can dig this. Great job.

  • Mr. EP9

    Eh, no.

  • willhaven

    It’s like an attractive Nissan Maxima.

  • Jason Panamera

    Too petrolish design.

  • john1168

    Except for the black plastic trim that hangs off the edge of the headlights, I like it! I like the idea of choosing RWD/AWD/FWD too. Like EM1, I too see a bunch of Fisker in this.

  • gfurry

    Looks like something from Nissan

  • This i’d buy!

  • Subi-Rubicon1

    I’m not sure about this design, it looks too generic. It’s a mixture of many design elements coming from like Lexus, Infiniti, Peugeot, Renault, and some others. I’m sure Tesla will come up with something more of an evolutionary design for their Models S and X.

  • Dude

    It looks really cool, but Tesla has moved away from large “grilles” on the front.


    • Earl Scheib


  • Daniela Wolf

    Honeslty – I would rather burn it alive.

  • Brent Morrison

    The proportions are wrong

  • Bash

    Looks amazing tbh.

  • Paul

    Try again Tesla.

    • Matt

      It’s an unofficial rendering.


      • Paul

        Priceless 🙂

  • Matt
  • S3XY

    Lol. Tesla has no fight

  • S3XY

    Model 3 outsold C and E-Class in July.

    Tesla has no fight. Germans have retreated to their bunkers with cyanide pills and tail pipes.

    Just like in WWII, the germans are quacking in their boots not knowing what to do. Meanwhile, the American’s are obliterating their existence with electrification.

    Tesla Death Ray vs. Gewerh 43’s

    • Mr. EP9

      Cheaper cars usually do outsell more expensive ones. I’m glad you finally figured that out in between polishing Elon’s mini-sub with your mouth.

  • Larry Qualls

    I’m here for everything except that cheap looking KIA like front lower clip. BMW tried it w/’12
    3 & 5 series and we all know how those designs turned out. But everything else is a go for me! Even that flat charcoal color….

    • Raul

      all cars are cheap

  • eye.surgeon

    Curious how you determined this is “much more aerodynamic”. Based on what? A drawing?


    • Brent Morrison

      Welcome to renders coops

  • Honda NSX-R

    Cool, those headlights are kinda Bimmerish

  • ▶️ ProtectOurHeritage ◀️

    Tesla can’t even turn a profit. It is very unlikely we will ever see a second generation Model S, despite what Elon’s deranged fanboys claim.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    This will age terribly. It will only look good for a few years at best. Tone it down a bit.

  • Six_Tymes

    All day YES! Elon should hire this designer

  • organicguy

    Tesla does not have a leather interior. Someone should inform the designer that Tesla does not support the rape and torture of animals 🐮🐰.

  • Rich Money

    roof rails need to be thicker.


    I like it.
    It’s not like they have to “hit a homerun” design-wise.
    They just have to freshen the look…and pay closer attention to fit & finish.

  • derrick B

    Ok now I want one

  • Astonman

    The design is too busy – and the industry is getting away from that – witness Mercedes and Mazda. Other designers are talking the same way. Six years later and i still love the Tesla Model S design. It’s not overwrought. It is elegant and flows. A good indicator of Tesla’s design is the Coupe 2-3 years away which is similar to the Model S. I think Tesla will be conservative in its re-design.

  • Mike Gonzalez

    Nah, the sides are way too wavy like something from a Batman movie

  • U8INIT

    Love the placement of those calipers…

  • SpongeBob99Swell


  • Ed

    No thanks. The current Model S is so new in many markets that I would not think a new style is yet needed. Even here in California, it still looks fresh…and better than almost anything else.

  • Six_Tymes

    IMPRESSIVE. if this designer does not work for Tesla, they should

  • Krisnadi Imam

    only if they can produce this cheap enough for mere mortals to buy. i dont need 200+ hp and ludicrous acceleration. in the range of 10s to 60mph is fast enough… just make sure the aircon is powerful enough to deal with tropical summer under heavy congestion.

  • kDawg

    Nope. Looks like a cardinal.

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