2017 Tesla Model S (facelift) gains more equipment and revised design
The 2017 Telsa Model S, the first cosmetic exercise since the pure electric sedan came into existence in 2012, has been introduced. The update comes hot on the heels of the compact Model 3 which has already garnered over 325k orders globally.
Visually, the updated Model S ditches its pseudo front grille in favor of a logo-carrying slit. The bumper is also reprofiled to give the new S the family look which can be related to that of the Model X and Model 3. The dynamic LED headlamp adds to the car’s futuristic appeal. The dynamic silhouette and rear fascia have been retained without any noteworthy changes.
Inside, the 2017 Tesla Model S offers two new trim options – Figured Ash Wood Décor and Dark Ash Wood Décor. The cabin is updated with the Model X’s highly rated HEPA air-filtration system which is claimed to filter out 99.97% of the exhaust particulate pollution of other vehicles, bacteria, and other contaminants. A USD 3,000 optional package adds three-position LED headlamps, fog lamps, leather seats and power liftgate.
Tesla has also updated the base charger to 48 amps from 40. An addition USD 1,500 would fetch you a 72 amp on-board charger. The base 70D variant adopts a 70 KWh battery which is good enough for a range of 376 miles. 0-60 mph comes in 5.5 seconds.
Prices for the 2017 Tesla Model S starts at USD 71,500 (around INR 47.57 lakhs) for the 70D variant.