It’s no secret Tesla has been working on a refresh for the Model S and Model X, deciding to halt production during the holidays to presumably update the assembly lines. Another clue suggesting the company’s two more expensive models are about to go through a nip and tuck stems from a new report published this week by Electrek.
They’ve learned from “sources familiar with the matter” that Tesla has informed its employees to get rid of all the remaining Model S and Model X inventory by the end of January. It’s usually an odd move to take at the start of a new quarter, thus suggesting the sedan and SUV duo is indeed about to be updated.
In 2020, Tesla manufactured a combined total of 54,805 units of the Model S and Model Y while delivering even more, 57,039 vehicles, thanks to leftover stock from 2019. It will be interesting to see what sort of impact the revisions will have on the two EVs, especially taking into consideration the competition is now stiffer than ever.
Reports about Tesla working on updating the models have been swirling around the Internet since 2018 and it appears it’s finally about to happen. The more significant changes could take place on the inside rather than the outside, especially since a Model S prototype was spotted recently and it didn’t look all that different.
It’s still unclear what sort of modifications are in tow for the two premium EVs, but one of them will be the already announced tri-motor, all-wheel-drive Plaid derivative for the sedan. It will do over 200 mph and complete the 0-60 mph run in under two seconds, thus making it one of the quickest-accelerating production cars ever. It’s expected to pack a monumental 1,100 horsepower while still having enough battery juice for more than 520 miles (837 kilometers) of range.
These impressive numbers will come at a high cost since Tesla will be asking $139,990 before options or approximately $11,000 less than a Porsche Taycan Turbo.