CHANGES FOR 2013:
-Larger, 60 kWh standard battery pack replaces 40 kWh unit
-Optional 85 kWh battery allows longer range and a higher-performance variant
-Limited-production Signature Edition discontinued
Tesla’s Model S sedan becomes more widely available in Canada for 2013, with the opening of the brand’s first Canadian store, in Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre. The car itself remains a high-performance all-electric sedan capable of carrying seven people; for 2013, the car gets a larger base battery pack offering 302 hp and a projected 370-km driving range. An 85 kWh battery produces 362 hp and promises 480 km of range and is shared by a higher-performance model boasting 416 hp and the same 480-km range.
The Model S is a well-equipped car, with standard features including dual-zone automatic air conditioning, 19-inch wheels, air suspension, 17-inch touchscreen, two USB ports, panoramic sunroof, keyless entry, 12-way power-adjustable heated front seats, 200-watt seven-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, metal interior door handles, tire pressure monitoring, automatic Xenon headlights, LED taillights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, power adjustable, manual-folding side mirrors, cruise control, backup camera, power tilt-and-telescopic steering column, power windows with one-touch up/down, LED map and reading lights, keyless-open front and rear trunks, 12-volt power outlet, wireless Internet preparation, eight airbags including knee blockers for both front seats, driver and front passenger seat sensors, crash sensor for high-voltage disconnect, interior manual release for front and rear trunklids, microfiber and synthetic leather seats, anti-theft alarm and immobilizer system.