Tesla may still be riding the crest of a wave following its Model 3 announcement and mesmerizing pre-order numbers, but it isn’t about to rest on its laurels. A couple of new reports across the internet have today claimed that Tesla is getting ready to give its Model S a refresh as early as next week, with an accompanying price bump to boot.

According to the reports, the Model S will not receive a complete overhaul and will essentially keep the look that has stood it in such good stead since its arrival in 2012, but its nose will receive a slight redesign in order to more closely resemble that of the Model X and Model 3. Part of that will include the addition of new LED headlamps, immediately giving the car a more premium, modern look. And yes, we understand how ridiculous it is to suggest an electric sports car costing this kind of money needs to look more modern and premium.

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Inside, the updated Model S is expected to feature new in-door pockets for storage as well as the same seats that are present in the Model X, meaning ventilation will be an option, apparently. Back on the outside of the car, some new color options are also said to be on the horizon.

None of this is set to come free, though, with a price hike expected, although it’s unclear as yet just how much that will be.

For its part, Tesla is staying quiet on whether the Model S will receive a refresh, though it does pave the way for a price hike by reminding everyone that prices are fluid depending on change rates.

We don’t comment on rumor or speculation about future releases. Tesla is constantly innovating and adding new features to our vehicles to perpetually improve Tesla vehicles for our existing and future customers. We price our vehicles consistently throughout the world which requires us to adjust pricing to foreign currency exchange rates. We have let customers know that some price changes will take effect in early April. We always encourage those interested in purchasing Model S to place their order so they can start enjoying the many benefits of Model S today.

Should Tesla announce a newly updated Model S next week, or at any point in the future, we’ll be sure to let you know.

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(Source: CNET)

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