Based on some Twitter posts made by Elon Musk, the Tesla team has been making changes to the Cybertruck’s design.
When he was asked when we will be able to see pictures of the new design, he replied: “in a month or so.”
Sure, maybe in a month or so
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 1, 2020
According to Electrek, Elon Musk reviewed the design with Franz von Holzhausen, Tesla’s chief designer. They announced that changes will be made in order to improve the Cybertruck’s design.
So what kind of changes should we expect? Electrek says the only thing we have to go on is that Elon mentioned that the adaptive air suspension would be improved and that they would make the “centerline more level,” and “lowering the window sill height.” Another improvement we could see is an increased capability to haul large items. According to Teslarati, one of the things the Cybertruck could have is a midgate (the midgate is a part of the back window). The back window of the truck will move down and open up the cabin. This will extend the length of the bed offering more room.
Here is a comparison of the two designs.
There were plans to make the truck 3% smaller, but it was ditched back in May. Making the truck shrink 3% would have made it too small.
But why would Tesla want to change a design so bold and striking? Louis W. Ferriera III had the same question. Musk reassured him that the Cybertruck looks way better and that only small details were changed.
New design is better with many minor tweaks. Even the small details matter.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 2, 2020
Whatever changes there will be, the Cybertruck will still be cool. If the truck is anything like how it did during the unveiling it will look insane (in a good way).