Tesla Announces Major Redesign of the Model S

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Tesla has just unveiled the first major redesign of its flagship Model S design, originally launched in 2012.

The new version will see a subtly refreshed exterior and a dramatically overhauled interior, which better meshes with the minimalistic style of its more recent releases.

Key upgrades include a larger center console screen similar to what you find in the Model X and Model Y, a U-shaped butterfly steering wheel, and a small backseat screen for rear passenger controls and entertainment. And unlike the Model 3 and Model Y, it maintains the extended horizontal screen behind the wheel.

The new Model S will also give you the option for a more powerful powertrain with the Plaid+ variant, which delivers a gobsmacking 0-60 mph time of under two seconds, a top speed of 200 mph, and an increased overall range of 520 miles. It will set you back a cool $139,000 USD, however. On the more affordable side, its entry model, which tops out at 144 mph and 412 miles of range, will cost you $79,990 USD.