Tesla has treated its Model S and Model X ranges to a design update. Details were announced during the American brand's earnings call where it also announced that Tesla had recorded its first ever annual profit.
Both the Model S and Model X ranges have been boosted by the arrival of new range-topping Plaid models. For the Model X, the £110,980 Plaid model comes with tri-motor all-wheel drive and peak power output of 1,006bhp (no, that’s not a typo). 0-62mph can be achieved in 2.5 seconds while battery range is 340 miles (provisional).
Model S buyers can choose between two Plaid models; a £110,980 standard model and a Plaid+ variant for £130,980. The latter comes with a claimed 0-62mph time of 1.99 seconds and a range of more than 520 miles on a charge (provisional).
Equally startling are a range of interior design changes that feature a radical new ‘yoke’ steering wheel and no indicator stalks. Although doubt remains as to the legality of the wheel design in the UK, it appears on the UK configurator. Tesla has also added a new 17-inch portrait infotainment screen in the centre of the dashboard, along with a new 10-inch HD display ahead in front of the driver. An additional screen has also been added to the rear as part of a new gaming centre that will come as standard.