Tesla has announced a new “high-visibility glass roof” that will be part of a mild refresh of the Model S electric vehicle. The update comes as the company continues to make slight design tweaks for the car as well as the larger Model X SUV.
In terms of the Model S, Tesla says that the “new Model S roof glass lets in more light, allowing a clearer view of the sky, day or night, while maintaining the same level of heat and UV protection.”
That last part is important because such a large panel of glass could make the car unbearably hot, but Tesla says that won’t be the case in this instance.
Tesla hasn’t shared a video of the roof itself, but there’s a slight glimpse of it in the video that also announced the gorgeous new Ultra Red paint for the Model S and Model X.
The EV maker also says that the new glass structure “weighs less and lets in 5 times more light” compared to the previous glass roof. It also claims that the change will improve handling thanks to a lower center of gravity, but whether any driver of these cars will notice that remains to be seen.