Seat Material

What color seats are you going with?


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TrevP

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I'd expect not only leather but cloth and the Model X "vegan" synthetic white leather. That last one is reportedly incredibly soft and indistinguishable from leather. It's also stain resistant.
 
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As long as the leather or "vegan" leather is as soft as the nice premium leather in my 2001 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Limited or 1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC....then I'll be a happy customer!! I can't do cheap leather, and I know Tesla doesn't do "cheap" things. Guess I'll need to read up on the "vegan" leather. And yeah, even at 15+ years and 19+ years...the leather in the two cars I mention is in beautiful condition.
 
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Supposedly the Model S refresh will be getting the Cooled seats of the Model X...maybe by then we will have that option for the model3. I would really like Tesla to put a rear seat fold down armrest in the S and 3
 

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Supposedly the Model S refresh will be getting the Cooled seats of the Model X...maybe by then we will have that option for the model3. I would really like Tesla to put a rear seat fold down armrest in the S and 3
This is pretty much expected soon.

Cooled leather seats are awesome, it's like having ice water poured down your back
I have heated and cooled seats in my Lincoln but I hardly ever use the cooling. Heat on the other hand, all the time because you know, Canada.
 

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Interestingly the new Model S update didnt appear to get the latest seats from the Model X -- no cooling yet.
 

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... not really mate!

Outback gets hot, but it is fairly dry heat.

Western suburbs of Sydney can get 40+ degrees Celsius with high humidity.

Anyway, cooled seats would certainly be appreciated in both locations!
We know "Dry Heat" in Southern California too. It just happens 6 months different from when you guys get it.
 

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I've been to Perth. It's cooler than Palm Springs. If the car in question is NOT an EV, I wouldn't buy black leather seats in that heat.

However, even without cooled seats, EVs have the benefit of being able to be pre-cooled or pre-heated (it's called pre-conditioning) without polluting the environment.

See below (it's in Fahrenheit)

Hot out? You can always pre-condition the car so that it's cooler when you get in... @teslamotors Model S
by Dennis Pascual, on Flickr

Most places use this for heating, in Southern California, we do it for cooling.It's more efficient to do it when the car is plugged into a power source, but fully capable of doing it without being plugged in.
 
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I've been to Perth. It's cooler than Palm Springs. ou can always pre-condition the car so that it's cooler when you get in... @teslamotors Model S by Dennis Pascual, on Flickr

Most places use this for heating, in Southern California, we do it for cooling.It's more efficient to do it when the car is plugged into a power source, but fully capable of doing it without being plugged in.
I was only kidding in the above Dennis - I know that California has recently suffered under drought and heat just like Australia has done in the past. I find the constant breaking of new heat records all around the world very unsettling.

... and yes, I LOVE the A/C pre-cooling that is possible with the Tesla cars! I mentioned elsewhere that a CLEAN ventillation system and powerful A/C is one of the things I really look forward to in the Model 3...
 
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I was only kidding in the above Dennis - I know that California has recently suffered under drought and heat just like Australia has done in the past. I find the constant breaking of new heat records all around the world very unsettling.

... and yes, I LOVE the A/C pre-cooling that is possible with the Tesla cars! I mentioned elsewhere that a CLEAN ventillatio system and powerful A/C is one of the things I really look forward to in the Model 3...
Well, here in Arizona we appreciate dry heat as well. I also had vehicle with cooled seats and I have to say it is worth it.