For a few months there have been several indications that Tesla was preparing to launch a long-awaited refresh to its flagship Model S and Model X vehicles.
In another sign it could be happening soon, both vehicles have been disappearing from Tesla showrooms across North America. According to a tweet from Tesla Owners Silicon Valley, the Tesla Stanford showroom has only a Model 3 and two Model Y’s on display.
The lack of Model S and X vehicles was corroborated by several other Twitter users, including @BabyTesla3, also from Southern California.
No Model X at my local showroom last time I went which was on the first.
— BabyTesla (@BabyTesla3) January 15, 2021
Tesla FSD beta tester Kim Paquette also only saw Model 3/Y inventory at her local showroom in Rhode Island, with another saying there appeared to be no inventory in all of New England.
It looks like there are no X and 2 S in all of New England.
— Reed Lewis (@reed_lewis) January 15, 2021
Tesla last month shut down the production lines for both vehicles. According to an email sent to workers, the lines were supposed to restart on January 11, 2021, 18 days after they were closed.
Based on information sent to Drive Tesla by sources within the factory, the production lines were merged (subassemblies merged on to the main line) and Model S/X production has not yet restarted.
Have heard from multiple sources that during the shutdown, the Tesla Model S/X lines were merged, and as of yesterday had not yet started up again. https://t.co/nX3qugW4dB
— Drive Tesla 🇨🇦 #FSDBetaCanada (@DriveTeslaca) January 13, 2021