- Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Tesla continues to produce Model S and Model X for "sentimental reasons".
- It is possible for Tesla to climb both vehicles and concentrate on Model 3 and future cars and trucks.
- Model S and Model X were pioneering electric vehicles. If they go, I'll miss them.
- But I have many memories of both vehicles that I have driven repeatedly.
Sales of the Tesla Model S sedan and the Model X SUV decrease in about a year, and both cars are long in the tooth by automotive standards. The Model S debuted in 2012 until the Model X arrives in 201
Car manufacturers typically refresh or redesign their cars every two to five years, but in the case of Tesla, the Model S and Model X updates were light.
This makes sense, as the company now focuses on its relatively new compact sedan, Model 3, and upcoming vehicles such as the Model Y crossover SUV and pickup truck. Tesla really doesn't want to upgrade the S and X, so when Musk said during a profit conference last week that "they really are niche products," that was understandable.
"I mean, they are very expensive, made in small volume," he went on. "To be completely honest, we continue to make them more sentimental than anything else. "
Maybe, but they were of great importance to Tesla's past. I did both, in several different versions, and if Tesla went down the vehicles, I would miss them.
Here's an overview of my S and X memories: