- Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Tesla continues to produce Model S and Model X for "sentimental reasons."
- It is possible that Tesla could sunset both vehicles and concentrate on the Model 3 and future cars and trucks.
- Model S and Model X were groundbreaking electric vehicles. If they go away, I'll miss them.
- But I have many memories of both vehicles, which I drove on several occasions.
Sales of the Tesla Model S sedan and Model X SUV have been declining for about a year, and both vehicles become long teeth by car standards. Model S debuted in 201
Automakers usually update or redesign their vehicles every two to five years, but in Tesla's case, updates to the Model S and Model X have been light.
This makes sense because the company's focus now is on its relatively new compact sedan, Model 3, and upcoming vehicles such as the Model Y crossover SUV and a pickup. Tesla doesn't really want to renew S and X, so when Musk said last week at an earnings conference that "they're really niche products," it was understandable.
"I mean, they're very expensive, made at low volume, he continued." To be perfectly honest, we continue to do them more for sentimental reasons than anything else. They are really of little importance to the future. "
Maybe, but they were of great importance to Tesla's past. I drove both, in several different versions, and if Tesla sunsets the vehicles, I will miss them.
Here's a review of my S and X memories: