Tesla unveiled the Cybertruck back in November 2019. Since then the vehicle has amassed over 1 million reservations with some estimates pushing the reservation number as high as 3 million.
Demand for Tesla’s futuristic truck is through the rough. However, Tesla has delayed Cybertruck production to 2023. Supplier leaks have even pushed out the start of production to the end of 2023 with first deliveries not coming until early 2024.
Elon Musk has also recently revealed the Cybertruck is sold out until 2027. This has been disappointing for those of us who can’t wait to see the futuristic truck out on the roads.
However, in the past couple of weeks, there has also been some good news regarding Cybertruck’s production. Musk has confirmed a new 9000-ton Giga Press which will finish assembly next week will be used to build the Cybertruck’s body.
And yesterday, as we wait to see whether this news means Tesla might start Cybertruck production earlier than expected, we have gotten a new render of a different design of Cybertruck.
The new truck renders came in the way of an Elon Musk all-hands presentation he gave to employees in his other venture, SpaceX. The SpaceX presentation mostly focuses on what the company has achieved so far and what the company is planning for the rest of the year.
However, among those details, we also saw a new Cybertruck render. This Cybertruck has some notable changes including 6 wheels with 4 wheels on the back, a much wider rear body, additional lighting on the top, and a new rack design to supplement the vault.
And before we were done digesting the new information, today we got our first look at the refreshed interior of the Cybertruck. The Cybertruck interior pictures were first shared by KSBW Action News 8.
In the new interior, the most notable change is the white, rectangular, marble-looking dashboard of the Cybertruck prototype is now replaced with a more traditional triangular shape and black material resembling the dashboard of most other Teslas.
BREAKING: New updated Tesla Cybertruck interior seen for the first time up close in new photos posted by @ksbw.The gauge cluster can be seen on the left. Very interesting small window around the A pillar. pic.twitter.com/Ls6lOOSyEj— Sawyer Merritt(@SawyerMerritt) June 7, 2022
The second biggest change is, that the Cybertruck now has a screen behind the steering wheel. This is a departure from the Model 3 & Y resembling interior design seen in the original prototype to that of the refreshed Model S & X interior.
Third, the seats are also less angular and now look more production ready and in line with Tesla’s other vehicles.
Other minor changes we can see are a small rectangle piece over the A pillar which is likely to be an attachment for screens that will serve as side view mirrors. Elon Musk has already confirmed owners can remove the Cybertruck’s side view mirrors if they choose to.
And finally, there are some incomplete features such as the lack of an airbag inside the steering wheel and a large hump in the middle of the car resembling a gear tunnel. However, both will for sure be changed before the vehicle begins deliveries.
The new Cybertruck interior is a significant departure from the design we first saw in the prototype. And the Tesla community seems split with some happy to see the truck have a more conventional interior and others less happy it has lost some of its uniqueness.
Musk has also confirmed there will be a new quad motor Cybertruck variant. Even though Elon hasn’t shared details of the new truck, insider leaks have suggested it will have 0 to 60 mph time of under 2 seconds.
With all the changes we have seen from the Cybertruck’s unveiling back in 2019, Tesla’s first truck is shaping up to be a truly once-in-a-lifetime product. This explains why Musk has said the Cybertruck will be Tesla’s magnum opus.
As of now, Tesla has yet to confirm if the new Cybertruck interior is the final design. However, we will be sure to keep you posted if get a confirmation. Until then, make sure to visit our site torquenews.com/Tesla regularly for the latest updates.
So what do you think? Are you happy with the new changes to the Cybertruck’s interior? Or do you think Tesla should have kept the design of the original prototype? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
Image: from KSBW Action News 8
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Tinsae Aregay has been following Tesla and The evolution of the EV space on a daily basis for several years. He covers everything about Tesla from the cars to Elon Musk, the energy business, and autonomy. Follow Tinsae on Twitter at @TinsaeAregay for daily Tesla news.