The Tesla Model S was the first four-door car from the American electric vehicle manufacturer. It's a mid-size, five-seat hatchback that houses a large rear cargo area and a secondary front trunk (or frunk).
What's New / Key Changes from Last Year
The 2019 Tesla Model S got a new powertrain that added about 10 per cent to the car's driving range, faster charging and a new fully adaptive air suspension.
Tesla offers the Model S in Long-Range and Performance trims. The Long-Range model promises 600 km of driving range, while the Performance version loses 40 km of range in favour of more power and quicker acceleration. Both powertrains include AWD.
The Model S comes standard with a 17-inch touchscreen, navigation with real-time traffic-based routing, passive keyless entry, Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity, front and rear heated seats, heated steering wheel, tinted glass roof, HD backup camera, Autopilot driver assists, GPS-enabled garage door opener, voice-activated controls, 11-speaker stereo, satellite radio, auto-dimming mirrors, LED ambient interior lighting, lighted door handles, power-folding side mirrors, two USB ports, 12-way power front seats with memory and driver profile, adaptive LED headlights, LED fog lights, wiper blade defrosters and heated washer nozzles.
Tesla Model S options include five different interior colour combinations.
Also available is a full self-driving system that allows the car to drive itself. Tesla says the car will even drive itself to you in a parking lot.
Tesla's energy consumption estimates for the Model S range from 2.0/2.2 Le/100 km (city/highway) to 2.5/2.3 Le/100 km, depending on drivetrain options.
There are several other electric cars on the market, and many powerful upscale sedans, but none yet that can match the Model S's combination of power and all-electric drivetrain. As of 2019, the forthcoming Porsche Taycan presents the biggest threat to Tesla's dominance of the high-performance EV marketplace.
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