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    "Other...Updates" (to the Model S, aside from 'D')

    Other Product Updates
    Our commitment to continuous improvement extends to other features of Model S, and we have recently made several updates to the car. The following features are either in production or will be delivered with Dual Motor Model S (as indicated).

    • Seat comfort improvements and taller headrests for whiplash protection
    • Improvements for a quieter cabin (Confirmed, anecdotal)
    • Wider rear door opening (Confirmed)
    • Electrically opening, self-closing charge port door on Dual Motor Model S (delivered with Dual Motor Model S)
    • Increased visor size and larger vanity mirror (Confirmed)
    • Parcel shelf and front trunk cargo net now standard (Confirmed)
    • Air ionizer and carbon filter for cabin air purity (Confirmed)
    • Updated steering column control module (Confirmed)
    • Updates to Alcantara interior trim, such as wrapped roof bow and top pad (Confirmed)


    From the latest blog entry on the TESLAMOTORS.COM:

    http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/dual...-and-autopilot

    Edit: All the items marked as confirmed have been confirmed in this post or elsewhere on the forum.

    Thanks to Breser and others for their input. Breser's Post.
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    Would be great to know, if all of that is already in those cars produced within the last two weeks (of course w/out the new port door).
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    I wonder if the new sun visors are finally lit?
    Love the idea of the electric chargeport.
    Wider Rear Door Opening? Sounds like a major structural change.
    Looksl like all those dynamat postings finally caught somebody's attention...
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    Surely "wider rear door opening" means the hinges open wider, not that the size of the door is bigger.

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    I've often wished the charge door was powered for when I forget to close it (or, in earlier software, when it would pop open on its own), but I wonder about reliability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnOutsider View Post
    I've often wished the charge door was powered for when I forget to close it (or, in earlier software, when it would pop open on its own), but I wonder about reliability.
    Mine still pops open occasionally when I put the car into drive. Annoying.

    "Wider rear door opening" sounded to me like they managed to increase the door opening width by a few inches. Would be interesting to find out what they meant by that.

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    What's the current situation with the frunk closing, specifically WRT avoiding creasing the hood if the frunk is closed from the middle?

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    Perhaps they changed some of the sill parts along with the seats?

    One of the biggest complaints I get is the rear door opening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ames View Post
    • Improvements for a quieter cabin
    • Wider rear door opening
    • Electrically opening, self-closing charge port door on Dual Motor Model S (delivered with Dual Motor Model S)
    • Increased visor size and larger vanity mirror
    • Parcel shelf and front trunk cargo net now standard
    • Updated steering column control module
    These are the ones that interest me. A quiet cabin gets quieter? The rear door opening's wider? (If they mean the door opens wider, they should say "Rear door opens wider"....) Included and improved items? Self-closing charge port door??? LOL, this all sounds great! Re. the steering column, I'm used to the current one, but I could get used to change....

    If the door opening is really wider, my parents, my other half, and probably my friends would like that. It wouldn't affect me since I don't sit in the back seat of my own car (gasp!).

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    D Frunk Space Reduced: I spoke with A Tesla Service Center technician and they shared that the small Frunk space in the new "D" (portion of the Frunk closest to the passenger compartment) is now eliminated due to the presence of the second motor. Wouldn't this eliminate or modify the placement of the cargo net?

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