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Poll: Do you prefer the Tesla Model S’ new front fascia or the nosecone?

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Now that we can finally take a good look at the official and final design of the Model S’ new front fascia (though we don’t have third-party pictures yet), we want to know what you think of it. You can answer the poll and leave a comment below.

Personally, I think it’s a ‘no-brainer’ improvement. I always found the nosecone to be superfluous on the Model S. After Tesla came out with the production version of the Model X, I was sold to the new design, and my appreciation for the grille-less design was reconfirmed after Model 3 unveiling last month.

I think that Tesla’s new fascia style suits the Model S even better than its younger and bigger, brother. But enough about what I think, we want to know what you guys think.

Here’s a side-by-side of the two front-ends:



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  1. driverguy01 - 7 years ago

    Now, let’s get a British Racing green in the color choices!

  2. Seth Weintraub - 7 years ago

    Both are awesome but I actually like the prototype Model S design the most.

  3. R3D - 7 years ago

    I like it, specially the new headlights! But the taillights should be redesigned too.

  4. I like the grill-less version. I had my reservations but it turned out well. Does the new face remind anyone of a cat?

    Also, I hope they are options to change the lower grille.

  5. richard w - 7 years ago

    Hope the model 3 looks like this

  6. Nick - 7 years ago

    They should make the Tesla emblem bigger a la Mercedes

  7. Dafty Punk - 7 years ago

    I would love to see this on the 3 as well.

  8. Taylor Marks - 7 years ago

    Depends on the paint color. With lighter colors, the new fascia looks better. With darker colors, the old nosecone looked better.

  9. Steve Grenier - 7 years ago

    I loved the original at first but now I prefer the new look. Having said that, I prefer the Model 3 design even more.

  10. MorinMoss - 7 years ago

    Was never a fan of the nose cone but I still think the new front needs something to give more contrast.

  11. malkolmen - 7 years ago


  12. Duperman - 7 years ago

    Anyone think that the new front slit might slightly decrease aerodynamics as air would flow into it causing some resistance? Overall, I like the design though.

  13. Charlie Burnett - 7 years ago

    Should use opportunity to develop front end to reduce aero drag !! This one could be improved – in consideration of safety too.

  14. knightmare55555 - 7 years ago

    Sadly the new design makes the front end look a bit like a Hyundai. 🙁

    I don’t like that these pictures show a different angle of the car either. Difficult to say, went with old style, only because I LOVE that car….I guess I need to see the new face more to really know…haven’t seen it in person yet.

  15. Todd Tarzia - 7 years ago

    Now let get rid of the side mirrors for cameras.

  16. EricP - 7 years ago

    I prefer the grille-less on the S but it’s nowhere as sexy as the Model 3 nose that reminds me of a Porsche with a Tesla touch and a much better drivetrain. Elon Musk, don’t change the Model 3 nose, it’s perfect the way it was presented after I reserved mine!

  17. tommyg - 7 years ago

    I actually didnt know how i felt about the model s nose…. but I remember the beta Model x and the nose it had was really appealing…I still think its cool that tesla chose to change their “brand identity” while they are still young… Tesla motors always do an amazing job in design solutions!!


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