Tesla Model S and Model X disappearing from showrooms as potential refresh nears

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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.

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.


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.

h/t: Teslarati

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