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2014-18 Tesla Model S and Model X recalled in Australia with safety system fault

Tesla has recalled 2508 examples of its Model S sedan and Model X SUV sold in Australia between 2014 and 2018, citing a fault with onboard computer systems that could “increase the risk of an accident”. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says: “The electronic multi media card may malfunction over time...

New Tesla Model S, Model X orders won't be delivered until 2022

Australian Tesla buyers will not be able to get their hands on a new Model S or Model X until 2022, with the brand's online configurator revealing deliveries of both models are on hold until next year. The electric sedan and SUV had their 2022 facelifts revealed in January 2021, but customers wanting to purchase the current, pre-facelift model have missed the cutoff and will have to wait until 2022...

The 10 quickest cars for sale in Australia in 2021

As it turns out, identifying the quickest cars in Australia for 2021 is not an easy feat. Not only do they need to be available locally, they also need to meet our criterion of completing the 0-100km/h sprint in under three seconds. You may be expecting to see brands such as BMW, Audi and Mercedes, but interestingly, they don't make the cut...

2022 Tesla Model S to offer two types of steering wheel: aircraft-style and conventional

The 2022 Tesla Model S is expected to be available with a choice of two steering wheels: the controversial aircraft-style design shown last week, and this conventional example shown above. Eagle-eyed users of the r/teslamotors forum on website Reddit have uncovered official images hidden deep in Tesla's online configurator of the newly-updated Model S's interior...

2022 Tesla Model S Plaid and Plaid+ promise to be world's quickest cars

Tesla has announced not one but two versions of the 2022 Tesla Model S Plaid, both of which promise to shatter the record for the world's fastest-accelerating car – petrol or electric. Tesla says it will introduce the Model S Plaid and Model S Plaid+ sedans, both of which promise to overtake the drag-racing-focused 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon from zero to 100km/h – if Tesla's performance claims prove true...

2022 Tesla Model S and Model X price and specs: Facelift unveiled with aircraft-like steering wheel, Plaid+ flagship

2022 Tesla Model S and Model X revealed with price and specs All-new interior with airplane 'yoke' steering wheel, tablet infotainment screen Overhauled powertrains including Plaid+ flagship Model S prices up $10,000 to $15,000 Model X prices up by around $11,000 The 2022 Tesla Model S and 2022 Tesla Model X facelifts have been officially unveiled, featuring a new interior with an aircraft-inspired steering wheel...

2021 Tesla Model S facelift spied again

The upcoming 2021 Tesla Model S facelift has been spied testing again in the US, ahead of a likely reveal in the coming weeks or months. Images published by Chinese website Autospy and American outlet Teslarati further reveal a handful of minor exterior tweaks for Tesla's largest sedan, led by a revised front bumper with larger lower air intakes...

Tesla Model S convertible unveiled by Ares Design

Luxury Italian coachbuilder Ares Design has unveiled a one-off Tesla Model S two-door convertible, with more examples expected roll out of the studio if demand is high. According to the Modena-based atelier, the custom electric vehicle was commissioned privately several years ago for an undisclosed sum...

Tesla to recall 158,000 Model S and Model X vehicles – report

Tesla has recalled 158,000 Model S and Model X vehicles in the United States, citing the potential for “failures resulting in loss of [the] rear-view camera and other safety related vehicle functions.” According to a letter sent by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the affected models were built between 2012 and 2018...

2021 Tesla Model S prototype spied testing, could be facelifted model

A mysterious 2021 Tesla Model S prototype has been spotted testing in the US, which many believe is our first look at an upcoming facelift for the Tesla's flagship electric sedan. The blue, manufacturer-registered example spotted by Twitter user @klwtts features a new rear diffuser, black tailgate trim (replacing chrome on current cars) and tweaked revised headlight and front fog light signatures, suggesting an assortment of mild exterior updates are in the works for the Model S...

US safety body to investigate 115,000 Tesla cars over suspension issue

The United States' National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched a probe into 115,000 Tesla cars over a safety issue pertaining to the vehicles' front suspension. According to news outlet Reuters, Tesla issued a service bulletin in 2017 addressing the issue, explaining that some Model X and Model S cars have “front fore links that may not meet Tesla strength specifications"...