First look at Tesla Model S with Yoke Steering wheel

A Tesla Model S with a Yoke Steering wheel was spotted, giving the public a first look at the futuristic stalkless steering column of Tesla.

On Saturday, a Deep Blue Metallic Model S was spotted in downtown Redwood City, Silicon Valley, with a refreshed interior that included wraparound wood door trim, a redesigned instrument cluster display and horizontal center touchscreen, and Tesla’s much-anticipated Yoke steering wheel.

Images taken by The Kilowatts show a Model S with manufacturer plates, suggesting that before rolling out the revised steering wheel concept to production vehicles, the company could be in the final stage of public testing.

Photos by The Kilowatts

The absence of a conventional stalk and Tesla’s familiar dual scroll wheels are noticeable in the pictures of the Yoke steering wheel. While the capacitive touch functions were shown in drawings for the Model S and Model X refresh steering wheels, there were no markings for turn signals or drive functions in the release candidate that was discovered.

A polished rear passenger area, draped in Tesla’s famed Vegan white interior and illuminated by the company’s newest rearseat touchscreen display, was clearly visible in what appears to be a production-ready driver and passenger section of the Model S.

The button for folding down the Model S split rear seats, as well as a more prominent side repeater camera, can be seen in the images shared by The Kilowatts.

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