By Rex Crum | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: September 3, 2019 at 8:09 am | UPDATED: September 3, 2019 at 8:33 am In most cars, a leather interior is a sign of luxury — and it will cost you more than an interior made of cloth or other standard materials. Over the Labor Day weekend, Tesla said its Model 3 sedan is now “100% leather-free.” The move comes after CEO Elon Musk said at the company shareholders’ meeting in June that a leather-free version of the car was in the works. Model 3 interior is now 100% leather-free 🐄 pic.twitter.com/2F47zp8A4T — Tesla (@Tesla) August 31, 2019 It was reported that the final matter for Tesla with regards to a completely leather-free Model 3 was a way to offer a heated steering wheel with non-leather material. The Model 3 has quickly become Tesla’s most popular vehicle. During the second quarter of this year, Tesla sold 77,634 Model 3 cars out of the 95,356 total vehicles it sold … [Read more...] about Tesla’s Model 3 interior is now completely leather-free
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Michelle Maltais USA TODAY Published 5:01 AM EDT Mar 14, 2019 Tesla is finally putting the Y in sexy – or rather S 3 X Y — its lineup of car models. The electric car maker is unveiling its new Model Y crossover SUV at Thursday at 8 p.m. Pacific Time in Los Angeles. I would be lying if I said I didn't find it alluring. I have long lusted with a protective detachment after the sleek cars that seemed the elusive and unattainable thing I could only dream about. And yes, I'll be watching the unveiling of Tesla's newest addition. But it won't be with my face longingly pressed up against the screen – this time, it will be as a Tesla owner. Just less than three months ago, my husband and I got our his-and-hers Model 3s for Christmas, fulfilling his dream to prove me wrong. (When he pitched the idea when the Model 3 was first announced, I told him he was kidding. It wasn't a question.) Initially an experience reserved for the … [Read more...] about Tesla Model Y unveil: Has Elon Musk satisfied this Model 3 owner?
Nathan Bomey USA TODAY Published 5:01 AM EDT Mar 14, 2019 Tesla CEO Elon Musk will unveil the automaker's newest electric vehicle at an event Thursday night in the Los Angeles area. The Model Y will make its debut as questions swirl regarding the SUV's design, tech features, exact timing and pricing. Tesla must deliver a functional interior and improved reliability to appeal to pragmatic, family-oriented compact SUV buyers, said Jessica Caldwell, an analyst at car-buying advice site Edmunds. "This is not a sports-car segment," Caldwell said. "These are not young Tesla enthusiasts thinking this is my way into a Tesla. Will it have smart packaging on the interior that will actually work for families?" Karl Brauer, executive publisher of Cox Automotive's Kelley Blue Book and Autotrader, said "the clock is ticking" for Tesla to deliver a compelling product because competitors are rapidly catching up. That makes it critical for the company to pull off the Model Y … [Read more...] about Tesla Model Y: Elon Musk to reveal newest electric vehicle, an SUV
opinion Henry Payne The Detroit News Published 11:38 AM EST Nov 22, 2018 As a young newspaper cartoonist and graphic artist, I wanted an Apple computer. So perhaps it’s logical I would own a Tesla Model 3. On the track, on the road, in the garage, the Model 3 is just different. Like Apple, Tesla boasts a unique operating system. Innovated by the visionary, controversial, mercurial Steve Jobs (Tesla’s version is the equally outsized figure, Elon Musk), Apple’s graphical interface was a sea change from the MS-DOS standard developed by Microsoft (which ultimately introduced its own Apple-inspired graphic interface). Apple changed the computer industry, and then music players and then cellphones by fundamentally re-imagining products. Even as its innovations have been adopted by other makers, Apple stands alone. Will Tesla have the same effect on autos? I don’t know. But I do know there is nothing like it today. Tesla has been wowing … [Read more...] about Payne: Life with my Tesla Model 3
/EIN News/ -- The global leader of Tesla upgrades takes the Model S into the supercar stratosphere with the S-APEX P100D HAWTHORNE, Calif., Oct. 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Unplugged Performance announces their latest complete vehicle offering, the S-APEX series for Tesla Model S. All S-APEX complete car builds begin life as standard Tesla Model S Performance variant (P100D variant pictured). The Unplugged Performance S-APEX program then extensively reworks the car into the ultimate expression of a Tesla Model S. Every S-APEX build is uniquely commissioned to the specific individual tastes of each owner, however identifying traits including the 19-piece prepreg carbon fiber body, racing suspension, upsized carbon ceramic brakes, ultra-light wheels and fully bespoke interior details. As a result of Unplugged Performance’s use of exotic materials and supercar-grade performance upgrades, their complete vehicles and the experienced team have become renowned for their unique … [Read more...] about Unplugged Performance Launches Exclusive Widebody Tesla Model S Vehicle Program at SEMA