The Tesla Model S with a yoke steering wheel has been discovered in the wild, which made the public see Tesla’s futuristic rodless steering column for the first time.
On Saturday, a dark blue metallic Model S was discovered in the Redwood urban area of Silicon Valley, with a new interior, including a wrap-around wooden door trim, an improved dashboard display and horizontal center touch screen, and Tesla’s highly anticipated Yoke steering wheel.
The photo taken by The Kilowatts shows the Model S with the manufacturer’s nameplate, which indicates that the company may be in the final stages of public testing before rolling out the updated steering wheel design to production vehicles.
Tesla Model S Yoke steering wheel and renewed interior (source: kW)
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It is worth noting in the photos of the Yoke steering wheel that there are no traditional levers and the familiar twin wheels of Tesla. Tesla has shown capacitive touch functions in the illustrations of the updated steering wheels of the Model S and Model X, but the signs of the turn signal and driving function are not visible in the release candidates found.
Obviously the production-ready driver and passenger area of the Model S, an exquisite rear-seat passenger area draped in Tesla’s famous vegan white interior and highlighted by the company’s latest rear-seat touch screen display.
Tesla Model S internal rear seat touch screen (source: kW)
Tesla Model S interior rear seat touch screen armrests (Source: Tesla)
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In the photos shared by The Kilowatts, you can also see the buttons used to fold the Model S split rear seats, as well as a more prominent side repeater camera.
After speculating a few months ago that the company would update the obsolete interior design of its flagship vehicle, Tesla disclosed new images of the 2021 Refreshed Model S and Model X earlier this year.
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