2016 Tesla Model S Gets Styling Makeover | Edmunds

2016 Tesla Model S Gets Styling Makeover


PALO ALTO, California — The 2016 Tesla Model S electric sedan gets a new look that gives it more of a family resemblance to the 2016 Tesla Model X SUV and 2018 Tesla Model 3 sedan.

The visual updates include a new front fascia and headlights, along with an upgraded charger and interior trims.

On sale now at Tesla stores, the Model S targets the BMW ActiveHybrid 7, Lexus LS 600h L and Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid.

The biggest change to the Model S is a thin slat that replaces a more conventional-looking grille.

The changes went into production on Tuesday at Tesla's Fremont, California factory.

The 2016 Model S 70D is priced at $76,500, including a $1,200 destination charge, according to the Tesla configurator. The price of the Model S increased by $1,500 in April.

The high-performance Model S P90D starts at $109,500, including shipping.

The standard charger in the Model S is upgraded from 40 amps to 48 amps, "enabling faster charging when connected to higher amperage charging sources," Tesla said in a statement.

Buyers get two new interior trim choices: Figured Ash Wood Décor and Dark Ash Wood Décor.

The Model S now gets the same high-tech air filtration system previously offered only on the Model X.

"As always, we will continue to add new features and functionality to Model S through over-the-air software updates," Tesla said.

Edmunds says: This is the first update of the look of the Model S in almost four years.

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