Tesla Model S refresh interior photos shows 17″ display, 8″ 2nd-row screen, steering wheel buttons

A video of the forthcoming all-electric flagship sedan’s completely redesigned interior has now emerged amid recent sightings of the Tesla Model S refresh. The short clip gave a first look at some of the latest interior elements of the Model S redesign, including its 8′′ second-row display, lighted button steering wheel, and large 17′′ center display.

Just recently, a white Model S refresh was photographed while it was parking in Carmel, CA. The vehicle had some interesting components, such as ventilated seats and a non-yoke steering wheel that oddly did not have any of the buttons included in the online configurator of the Model S refresh. Some of the interior trim of the car was also stripped off, giving a look at the HVAC system and door trim of the large sedan.

In the recently shared interior footage, this Model S refresh seems to be the same car featured, at least based on the fact that both cars had their door trim and HVAC system exposed. A non-yoke steering wheel was also fitted with the Model S refresh on both the Carmel, CA sighting, and the short interior video.

As could be seen in the recently shared Model S interior video, the steering wheel buttons of the redesigned flagship sedan light up when the vehicle is turned on. The short clip also offered what could very well be the first look at the 8′′ second-row monitor of the car, which could be used for gaming by rear passengers. However, given the screen size and the spaciousness of the second row, it appears that when the Model S refresh is in motion, rear-seat gaming would not be ideal, especially among smaller passengers.

The size of the 17′′ center display, which holds the controls for most of the functions of the Model S refresh, is also notable in the interior video. Compared to the already noteworthy 15′′ displays on Model 3 and Model Y, the additional two inches of screen real estate seems significant, indicating that the refresh of Model S and Model X would possibly provide an outstanding media experience for travelers.

During Tesla’s Q4 FY 2020 earnings call, Elon Musk mentioned that the new Model S will begin deliveries this February. No shipments of the redesigned flagship sedan have been published online so far. The increased frequency of Model S refresh sightings, however, does mean that the deliveries of the vehicle are coming, maybe just around the corner.

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