A Tesla Mannequin S with the 2021 refresh was noticed with a considerably “common” steering wheel, as it’s rumored to doubtlessly be an possibility.
Final month, Tesla officially unveiled the new Model S and Model X refresh. The replace features a new powertrain and a brand-new inside. In the case of inside refresh, the most important change is the “yoke” steering wheel.
We did a deep dive on the steering wheel based mostly on data that we obtained in a doc Tesla shared with its employees.
At first look, the most important change is the butterfly form of the steering wheel, however there are literally a number of different adjustments, like the shortage of stalk for drive modes and blinkers.
Tesla is changing the stalks with drive contact buttons on the steering wheel and middle console.
Moreover, the automaker plans to robotically activate the precise drive mode (PRND) utilizing its Autopilot sensors to detect whether or not the automotive needs to be in drive, reverse, or park.
As for the form, some web sleuths discovered an image of the brand new Mannequin S refresh with a daily steering wheel within the supply code of Tesla’s web site:
It began a rumor that Tesla may provide the common steering wheel as an possibility, but it surely doesn’t seem on the Mannequin S/X configurator.
Additionally, whereas it reveals a steering wheel with a daily form, it nonetheless doesn’t have the stalks.
Now a Tesla Mannequin S with the 2021 refresh replace has been noticed in Toledo, Ohio, and it was geared up with the spherical steering wheel (by way of Tom from the Tesla House owners Membership Michigan Facebook group):
The car seems to be a take a look at prototype since we will see a “cease button” beneath the cup.
As Electrek beforehand reported, Tesla has added a drive contact button to the bottom of the cellphone charger on the middle console, which Tesla clearly labeled within the prototype right here.
The native service middle informed the Tesla proprietor who took the images that the spherical steering wheel will certainly be an possibility, however that’s nonetheless unconfirmed to this point.
Tesla is anticipated to start out deliveries of the brand new Mannequin S and Mannequin X 2021 refresh within the coming weeks.
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