New 2017 Tesla Model S – Release Date and Info

When you come across the new 2017 Tesla Model S, it strikes you as one of the best luxury sedans with its acceptable-to-excellent battery range, an impressive performance regardless of the model, a sleek style, lots of cargo space, and Tesla’s ever expanding charging infrastructure. Its release date should be expected sometime in the second half of next year, if online rumors are anything to go by.

2017 Tesla Model S side view, gray color, alloy wheels

The new model isn’t just entirely reliant on proving its worth in terms of the fuel economy, it’s all about seamlessly combining a myriad of performance systems, luxury and comfort amenities, and superb fuel economy ratings. This is true for the new 2017 Tesla Model S, it is a car worth voting for in a bragging rights competition. It sets itself apart from vehicles in its category in many ways, and you’ll be hard-pressed to look for its alternatives.

2017 Tesla Model S rear view, black color, taillights and alloy wheels

It offers a performance pedigree capable of thrilling even the most seasoned rally driver, the interior is comfortable and luxurious, and the list of its gadgets is simply breathtaking. This is one among a plethora of cars that can actually boast of pitting against German rivals like Audi, BMW, and Mercedes in terms of luxury and comfort.

2017 Tesla Model S auto show, front angle, headlights and grille

If at all there was an eco-centric mold contest for all other electric cars ever built in its class, the brand new 2017 Tesla Model S wouldn’t have to break a sweat to appease the judges. It addresses two major concerns, just like any other EV would do, but takes them a notch higher: charging time and range.
In terms of the range, a typical EV tops at about 80-100 miles. Guess what the 2017 Tesla Model S offers! It provides an eye-popping 208 miles, that’s more than twice what the rest offer. And according to Tesla, the 208 mile range is provided by the least-expensive model. Well, I guess you’ve started paying attention now.

2017 Tesla Model S exterior, front view, headlights and grille

The second concern is, charging time. Now more than ever, Tesla owners have charging booths installed almost everywhere in major cities and towns. And these are not just the ordinary type, the offer a more rapid charge rate.

Several issues, however, can dent the image of the 2017 Tesla Model S including potential reliability issues, and lacking the convenience, luxury, and familiarity of similarly priced sedans. But even so, the 2017 Tesla Model S still manages to get an “A” rating.

2017 Tesla Model S auto show, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

As already mentioned above, it would be difficult to find direct rivals to the Model S in its category as, quite frankly, there are none. However, gasoline-powered rivals like the 2017 Audi A7, the 2017 Porsche Panamera, and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class may offer some matching and even better accoutrements.

2017 Tesla Model S exterior, rear view, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

In its own EV class, rivals like the 2017 VW e-Golf, and the 2017 BMW i3 are worth a look. Nevertheless, the 2017 Tesla Model S remains the king of the EV jungle.

Available Trims – Tesla Model S

60, 85, 85D, and P85D are the trim models offered for the large, four-to-seven passenger luxury 2017 Tesla Model S.

Exterior Changes & 2017 Tesla Model S Interior Review

2017 Tesla Model S interior, steering wheel, dashboard, lcd screen

Standard equipment and features offered for the Tesla Model S 60 trim model include an eight-way heated power front seats, LED taillights, automatic xenon headlights, 19” wheels, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, cloth and premium vinyl upholstery, automatic dual-zone climate control, a seventeen-inch touchscreen display, Wi-Fi connectivity, and cruise control.

2017 Tesla Model S exterior, alloy wheels and headlights

2017 Tesla Model S interior, leather front seats

2017 Tesla Model S Engine Specs

Propelling the 2017 Tesla Model S are water cooled motors (one motor in 60 and 85 models, and two motors for the P85D and 85D models). The result of this is an output of about 380 horsepower for the Model S 60 model, and up to 691 horsepower for the P85D.

2017 Tesla Model S engine

The base Model S trim model only requires about 5.9 seconds to sprint from 0-60 mph.

2017 Tesla Model S Release Date & Price

2017 Tesla Model S Release date

Its release date, has been a source of heated debate in automobile circles, with one side alleging it will be offered before the end of this year, and the other during the first half of next year. The truth of the matter is no one exactly knows when it will be offered for sale. As for its price, Tesla says you should expect a base MSRP of $69,900.

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2017 Tesla Model S exterior, side view, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Tesla Model S exterior, side view, rede color, alloy wheels

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2017 Tesla Model S side view, red color, alloy wheels and headlights

2017 Tesla Model S front view, white color, headlights and grille

2017 Tesla Model S side view, black color, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Tesla Model S rear view, red color, taillights and tailpipe

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2017 Tesla Model S front view, trunk

2017 Tesla Model S interior, leather seats, steering wheel

2017 Tesla Model S interior, leather rear seats

2017 Tesla Model S interior, lcd screen

Rumored 2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback Under Development

Shortly after the release of the Model 3, there are already rumors on 2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback. This model could actually bring to a more functional Tesla fleet of cars. In addition, it will expand the roster with an additional version of the car.

Tesla has always been a company which strives to improvement and towards making oneself better. So it is not unusual for them to consider a hatchback version of the car.

Once the Model 3 vehicle made its debut it started attracting many people towards the brand. In fact, the very introduction and gearing up for this version was a big thing. We were anticipating this model very much and were waiting to see what it has. It is safe to say that it did not disappoint and that the Model 3 is one of Tesla’s finest products.

The idea behind the Tesla Model 3 vehicle was to bring the all-electric model to the masses and get it closer to the people. You can bet that it was successful. Namely, there were more than 400,000 pre-orders made without even seeing the car.

The next step in evolution would be a hatchback version. Although the company didn’t confirm this so far, they are viewing this as a possibility. They can decide to bring this model to fruition and actually use the popularity of the brand. Plus, they would bring an even more convenient model to the people.

Tesla might start to consider the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback soon. So we can beat them to the punch and give our estimations about how the car might look. Enjoy our review and our potential estimations about this car.

Designing the Exterior of the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback

Making the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback is going to be easy, at least aesthetically speaking. The mechanical side of things is a whole different story but we will concentrate on the looks for now. The Model 3 sedan already has what it takes to be transformed into a coupe. It’s mainly thanks to its coupe-like features that it has. It is not going to take too much to make the hatchback from the base version.

The front end will see a removal of a grille and all the air intakes, since there is no need for any. LEDs are added for the lights and also for the daytime running lights. They are placed in the form of strips along the bumper.

2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback Athletic Look

They will cut the overhangs, emphasizing the vehicle’s athletic form. The side of the car sees a character line. It is placed at an angle and when it combines with the raked stance of the car gives it more of an aggressive look. The wheels are going to come with rollers designed in a unique style.

But the rear part sees the most differences with the hatch part drifting away at a flatter angle. There is a single segmented sheet of glass. At the same time a spoiler is mounted in the back with a higher trunk as well. We also see that the hatch part has gain a lot of aero additions and new wraparound taillights.

The rendering of the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback actually shows us a car which is more suitable in terms of its size and usefulness compared to the sedan version. It just seems more natural that they turn this small car  into a hatchback. On the other side, the sedan is very good looking as well. But just seems awkward in a way.

The Changes that can be Done on the Inside

One of the major things that the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback will expand compared to the sedan version is the cargo space. The hatch will increase the spacing inside. Additionally, it will offers us a larger volume in the rear and the in front, as the sedan has two cargo bays.

But it is not certain how much more cargo space they are willing to offer. As we see it, they have to match what the rivals are offering. Therefore it would not make much sense to expand if they are not capable of doing it right.

This model will have foldable seats. This is not only going to help increase the cargo space. It will also give us enough room for 5 people to be accommodated at the same time.

The cabin will also go through an update. And this is both in terms of the layout on the dashboard and the controls. They will shift most of the controls to the center mounted touchscreen on the dash. Therefore, the passenger and the driver will have access to the infotainment system that way.

We are probably going to be treated to a more modernistic approach here so less hard buttons and switches will be given. We also expect to see the basic Autopilot features given for the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback. This is a usual addition in every Tesla vehicle so this one is not going to be one which is going to miss those.

Powertrain for the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback

As we expect it the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback will probably borrow the powertrain from the sedan version. The problem is that the information about the powertrain of the sedan is still limited.

They have not unveiled everything that we want to know, so we cannot really confirm nor guess how the hatchback is going to fare. What we can say is that the base model will probably come with a RWD drive and be capable of attaining a range of 215 miles, which probably means that they are adding a 40-kWh battery pack.

We can also expect that the 0-60 mph acceleration comes to about 6 seconds of time. Of course, there are probably going to be some higher specs models available and we assume that those will get to use a 60-kWh battery pack or even a 70-kWh one.

The former one could offer a range of 250 miles and an acceleration of up to 5 seconds, while the latter option provides a range of 300 miles and 4 seconds to get to 60 mph.

Pricing

We estimate that the price for the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback will not differ so much compared to the sedan version. It might add a couple of hundreds but it will initially come to a price of $27,500. The higher trim levels will of course get a higher bump in the price and will probably amount to somewhere around $55,000.

Rivaling Vehicles

The competition for the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Hatchback is probably a standard one. There are already a lot of hatchback cars with an electric engine available so the Model 3 is just going to be one of the many. But this is a Tesla so it immediately gives it a lot of advantage when we compare it to the other ones. Vehicles such as Chevrolet Bolt and the Nissan Leaf are in for a surprise when the Hatchback version of the Model 3 comes out.

Is the 2019 Tesla Minivan a Key Missing Element in their Lineup?

Perhaps now an idea of a 2019 Tesla Minivan sounds ludicrous. Nevertheless, you will be thinking in a completely different way a few years down the line. We feel that a minivan is they key missing piece in the Tesla lineup which they are planning to make.

They have already announced a fresh new batch of cars which is supposed to appear in the near future. We already know that a pickup and a compact SUV are coming. There have even been talks about a semi-truck appearing as well. This only leaves us with a minivan missing.

Some would say that the popularity of minivans has dwindled as the popularity of crossovers has gained speed. This might be true but it is also true that minivans are an absolute necessity for some.

Bigger families cannot simply drive away with a crossover or an SUV. They need the space and comfort that only a minivan can propose. So the idea behind a 2019 Tesla Minivan is absolutely normal to consider.

It’s actually pretty simple to figure out how to build the 2019 Tesla Minivan. The easiest way is to take the Model X SUV as a basis and start from there. Of course, we would have to extend the wheelbase a bit and change the dimensions. That way a third row of seats is added and sliding doors on the sides as well.

Also, adding the battery is not going to be a problem as there is enough room to fit it under the floor boards and place the motors at the sides of the wheels. So the idea behind it is there, it only remains to be seen if they decide to go for it.

We have put together a review based on a potential rendering of the minivan which we can discuss and analyze. As the 2019 Tesla Minivan has not been confirmed yet it would be interesting to see how they might make it.

Compiling the Exterior of the 2019 Tesla Minivan

According to our timeline, by 2019 Tesla Minivan comes out worldwide. Many of them are going to have similar lines. They are just going to differ based on the type of a car. So the minivan will probably attain a corporate look that the majority of the Tesla models have.

As far as the details about the 2019 Tesla Minivan go, we are probably going to get a model that incorporates the looks of the Model X car. In fact this model is already a minivan by the looks of it.

So if we just trim down some pieces and make it a little bit more family friendly we may end up getting the necessary look for our minivan model. Some specific modifications would include the re-positioning of the A-pillars which will maximize the spacing for the passenger part. In addition, it will make it more of a minivan that way.

Instead of the Falcon Wing doors, this version will have to add sliding doors for easier entrance. The car will include the mechanism which opens the doors within the C-Pillars part. It will make things much easier that way and it does not look that farfetched for this to be added.

Maximizing the Interior of the 2019 Tesla Minivan

We can probably expect that the 2019 Tesla Minivan gains nothing less than a usual high-tech Tesla interior. We also think that the inside will mainly be based on the current interior of the Model X, as it is the car which is the most similar to a minivan.

The layout will also add digital gauges. Furthermore, we are probably going to see the enormous touchscreen carried over for the best kind of convenience. We see the 2019 Tesla Minivan as a car can carry up to seven passengers. This is a configuration that goes 2+2 +3. This means that the back side of the car will have to be wider so the three passengers in the rear get to be accommodated.

Also the captains chairs in the central part will have to be moved a bit in order to allocate for more legroom for the people in the third row. They are going drastically to change the center console compared to the Model X because of the modifications of the position of the passengers. We can also expect to get some advanced convenience equipment. This will allow passengers to have more comfort and a nicer experience riding here.

Drivetrain

The 2019 Tesla Minivan is going to be a full elective vehicle but will use different battery sizes. Since minivans are not that fast we are excluding the P90D version from the mix and we will most likely end up with 60D, 75D, and 90D ones.

IF we are to compare the capabilities of the drivetrains with the Model X, the entry model is the 60D version which will offer you a driving range of 200 miles. It also sprints to 0-60 mph in 6 seconds and has a top speed of 130 mph. The next one is the 75D which has a larger range which goes to 237 miles.

But the most consistent one and the vehicle which provides the most range is the 90D with 257 miles, but also an all-wheel drive system and the ability to reach 60 mph from a standstill in 4.8 seconds.

Possible Prices

The price of the 2019 Tesla Minivan will be much higher if we compare it to the Moodle X vehicles. So we are expecting the base 60D to be priced $45,000, the 75D is  $53,000. At the same time the top tier 90D is going to go all the way to  $68,000. However, there are going to be many additional pieces of equipment that they are going to change here.

Competition Cars

Whether they decide to actually build the 2019 Tesla Minivan is still not sure. But the car is going to be a valuable accent as Tesla will that way be able to fill out its roster with the necessary configurations of cars that they need. The most suitable rival here is the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid model.