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The Tesla Model S was introduced to the world in 2012, and since then, it has become one of the most popular electric vehicles. Now in its third generation, the Model S combines an exceptional all-electric range and technology with slick looks to offer a luxury experience for the driver.
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The Tesla Model S has a slick and stylish exterior. The 2021 facelift has removed the front grille, making it look a bit bland, but it makes up for this with its slippery body that is appealing to the eye.
Passengers in the Model S will be satisfied in terms of comfort. Front space is excellent, and the huge central bin is more than enough to store your gadgets; however, the doors don't have bins which is frustrating. Space in the rear is just as good. There's no hump, so there's enough room for three adults.
Boot space is an impressive 793 litres. There's a well under the floor to store the charging cable, and the rear seats can fold down 60/40 to accommodate bigger items. You'll also find a boot under the bonnet, which isn't massive but can be used to store some handy items.
The interior of the Model S features a wood trim on the dash, leather seats, and various acceptable plastics. For the price, you could find better, with it not feeling as premium as the Porsche Taycan and Jaguar I-Pace.
Technology is where the Model S stands out. There's a 17-inch landscape touchscreen infotainment system which controls climate control, audio, navigation, and most electrical features. It has Google Maps, Netflix, and computer games loaded in, so your kids won't get bored on long journeys.
The Model S also features Tesla's self-driving feature, which enables the car to steer, accelerate, and brake automatically under the driver's supervision.
Two trim levels are available for the Tesla Model S: Long Range and Plaid.
The Long Range model comes with either 19 or 21-inch wheels, a dual motor powertrain, a top speed of 155mph and an impressive range of 405 miles.
The top-of-the-range Plaid model comes with 19 or 21-inch wheels, a tri-motor powertrain, a top speed of 200mph and a slightly reduced range of 396 miles.
All Tesla Model S models come with a 100kWh battery pack and either two or three motor powertrains. The entry-level model achieves 0-60mph in just 3.1 seconds, whilst the range-topping Plaid achieves 60mph in under two seconds.
On-the-road performance is also top-notch. Because of the Model S's relatively low weight, the steering is accurate and responsive, making the Model S agile when cornering. This makes it good in town but be wary when driving down narrow streets as it's born to an American cruiser.
If driving down country roads that need a bit of suspension, the Model S will be supportive. It features height-adjustable air suspension making it adaptable and to the driver's liking.
Prices for the new Tesla Model S start from Price On Request OTR* or to lease from Price On Request per month.
Thinking about leasing the Model S? Leasing may prove cheaper than buying, thanks to fixed monthly rentals, a low initial payment, and road tax and breakdown cover included in your lease.
*'On the road' price correct at time of publication and includes one year's road fund license, DVLA first registration fee and number plate fee. Prices are subject to change, always check with your nearest retailer.