The new Tesla Cybertruck is once again in the forefront of the news, just days after its presentation at Tesla’s Cyber Rodeo. That’s because it’s received a few updates, and while a few are top-notch, others may leave you scratching your head. Whether you love or hate the Tesla Cybertruck, its latest tweaks might change your mind about it.
5. Updated Tesla truck lacks door handles
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It might seem surprising that a vehicle doesn’t have door handles – otherwise how are you supposed to get in? Still, maybe that’s to be expected from the Tesla Cybertruck. Considering that the Tesla truck already looks like a space vehicle, the fact that it opens up when you’re near it is probably normal, especially if you’re an alien.
4. The Cybertruck appears to have a roll bar
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Now, that may be part of the setup while the Tesla Cybertruck is being tested, but MotorTrend points out that in the Cyber Rodeo video, a roll bar is clearly visible when the Cybertruck’s door is opened. MotorTrend writes: “Ideally this is temporary equipment to protect development drivers when working on the Cybertruck’s stability and traction control systems. However, part of us think this might be permanent, an unsightly addition to improve the roof’s crush resistance given the extreme rake of the A-pillar.”
3. The tires have changed
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Originally, the Tesla Cybertruck had massive tires that looked like something befitting the type of sci-fi spaceship that is the Tesla truck. Now, however, the tires look remarkably tame, much like the tires you’d see on any other big truck. These new tires are made by Goodyear and they are Cybertruck specific, as you can see from the tread. The rating: 315/60R20 and load E is also visible on the tires of the Tesla truck.
2. The Tesla-yoke steering wheel is prominent
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Okay, we all knew the yoke wheel had to be on the Tesla Cybertruck – Elon Musk likes the thing, after all. Still, the original 2019 Cybertruck prototype had a regular steering wheel, so the appearance of a yoke steering wheel on the Cyber Rodeo Tesla truck was a (potentially unwanted) change. It’s likely that the yoke wheel will go to the final production Cybertruck.
1. The wiper is indeed a single blade
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The Tesla Cybertruck wiper has been all the rage lately, so it was no surprise to see it on the Cyber Rodeo Cybertruck prototype. There it lay, a single long blade, with a huge windshield to attack. Or maybe it’s the wiper that’s gigantic. Either way, the Tesla Cybertruck wiper is as unique as the Cybertruck itself.
The Tesla truck isn’t that far from production — well, it’s supposedly not that far from production. That means the version of the Cybertruck we saw at the Cyber Rodeo will most likely be similar to the version we get when (okay, if) the Tesla Cybertruck becomes a reality. With a promised 2023 release date, we shouldn’t have too much time before we see what a production Tesla Cybertruck will really look like.
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