The Tesla Model S has received its first major update since it was launched in 2012. It received a minor styling refresh for 2016 as well. Every Model S trim receives updated powertrains, battery packs, battery modules, and drive units.
The new base dual-motor Model S Long Range will include a 412-mile range (10 miles more than the Long Range Plus) and starts at $79,990. Additional trims are scheduled to debut in March and more information regarding pricing and range will be available then.
Regardless of trim, all Model S variants receive a series of exterior updates. There's now more aggressive rear haunches and a restyled hood after nearly a decade, the sedan's overall design remains unchanged, a testament to Tesla's design department.
The vehicle's interior, however, has been thoroughly reworked. Gone is the old touchscreen that was integrated into the dash, and in its place is a large panel screen similar to what's found in the Model 3. But the most significant change is the rectangular yoke-style steering wheel.