Tesla CEO Elon Musk argues that the automaker should not "update" model S and model X and only "minor ongoing changes" come.
What does he mean by that?
Earlier this year, Tesla upgraded its model S and Model X lineup with a new engine and suspension, but a major upgrade, sometimes called "refresh", has been expected by the end of the year.
Now, Musk, who has often claimed that Tesla doesn't "update", has stated that "no" updated "Model X or Model S" comes.
However, he confirmed that a series of "minor ongoing changes" are in the work.
Here's what the CEO tweeted after being asked for an upcoming model S or model X update:
There is no "up-to-date" model X or model S to come, just a number of minor ongoing changes. The most significant change in recent years was to use high-efficiency model 3 rear drive as the S / X front drive. It went into production 3 months ago.
̵1; Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 9, 2019
When asked about an upcoming "renewed interior" for Tesla flagship sedan and SUV, Musk responded negatively
Electrek & # 39; s Take
I think it's important to take this comment in context that Elon insists Tesla "doesn't make updates" – something I don't quite agree with, even though I totally agree that Tesla doesn't do it
Elon wouldn't even call the Teslas 2016 Model S exterior design changes and new front-end a "refresh".
In this context, I would not lose hope for any significant changes to Model S and Model X at the end of the year.
In July last year, we reported that Tesla is planning a significant interior update for Model S and Model X, and we have even published some of the first drawing drawings:
This came from a consistently reliable source within Tesla. However, it was a year ahead of the scheduled release, and the plans may have changed.
I still think that Tesla is planning to incorporate this interior in model S and model X, but it may be gradual, which is consistent with Elon's comments about not making "updates updated".
Furthermore, we also confirmed that Tesla has tested model S and model X vehicles with the same battery architecture based on 2170 battery cells found in model 3.
It would result in more efficient battery packs that would charge at the same 250 kW max. Charge strength as model 3.
I can't imagine this either.
Teslas model S and model X sales have suffered since Model 3 has surpassed the more expensive vehicles in some important calculations.
Introduced individually, I would not call all these changes an "update", but I would also not call them "minor changes". I think some of them represent significant changes in the Model S and Model X lineup.
So what happens? What do you think will happen? Please let us know in the comment section below.
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