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New Tesla Cybertruck images reveal sharp, angular interior

The highly anticipated Tesla Cybertruck is set to hit roads in 2023, with the latest images of the striking model’s interior featuring its sharp, angular aesthetic

New images of the Tesla Cybertruck’s interior have been revealed on Twitter from Tesla’s annual investor’s conference at its Texas Gigafactory. The Cybertruck’s angular exterior design language seems to carry through to the inside, with sharp, minimalist features and a large centre touchscreen like that of other Tesla models. 

Unlike previous prototype models, the Tesla Yoke does not feature in the images and is instead replaced with a square-shaped steering wheel. It’s unclear whether the Cybertruck will still feature seating for six, with two rows of three seats and a front middle seat capable of folding into a centre console, in a similar fashion to some versions of the Land Rover Defender.

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Cybertruck test cars were already spotted earlier this year, with images showing the car’s striking full-width rear light bar design which Elon Musk has said will make it to production models. Also of note were new triangular-shaped wing mirrors, although optional digital cameras are likely to be offered as a more aerodynamic alternative.

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While the Cybertruck’s steel exoskeleton architecture is similar to that seen on the original prototypes, the rear of production models will feature a cast aluminium section more similar to that used in the manufacturing of other vehicles. The more conventional alloy wheels featured on the latest prototypes are also likely to feature on the customer cars, as opposed to the chunkier units which appeared on earlier iterations.

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The Tesla Cybertruck was revealed in 2019 with a stainless steel body and bulletproof glass, and production has been delayed multiple times since then due to supply chain issues, including the current global semiconductor shortage. According to Musk himself, the electric pickup should make it to production by the end of this year.

Production delays aside, it still remains unclear as to whether the Cybertruck will ever be sold in Europe. Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed during a Q&A session at the firm’s annual Battery Day conference in 2020 that the Cybertruck may not comply with crash regulations outside of North America due to its angular design; it may fall foul of pedestrian safety standards in Europe as a result.

It’s likely the existing Cybertruck could be destined for the North American market only, but a scaled down version could be offered for other countries with smaller roads in the future. Musk hinted this could be the case: "We’ll probably make an international version of Cybertruck that will be kinda smaller.”

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Despite the uncertainty as to whether the Cybertruck will even come to the UK in its current form, buyers were previously able to place a preorder on the firm’s UK website for a £100 deposit, although this page has since been taken down. Musk has said that more than 500,000 deposits have been received for the new model worldwide.

2023 Tesla Cybertruck specifications and prices

The Tesla Cybertruck will reportedly be capable of over 500 miles on a single charge and towing up to 6,350kg. It features stainless-steel construction and will go on sale in the US from 2023. Three models will be offered; single- and dual-motor and a top-spec tri-motor version.

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Despite the unusual styling, Tesla has confirmed that the Cybertruck will be as capable as any pickup available on the US market thanks to a 1,981mm long load bay, a payload capacity of up to 1,589kg, and 2,832 litres of lockable storage. The Cybertruck can tow up to 6,350kg in range-topping tri-motor specification.

In single-motor, rear-wheel-drive specification, the Cybertruck was originally expected to start from $39,900 (around £33,000) in the US, although we expect these prices to be higher when it finally arrives. It can get from 0-60mph in 6.5 seconds and has a top speed of 110mph. Tesla has yet to confirm the capacity of the battery pack, merely saying that the single motor model will have a range of over 250 miles. It shares the same 1,587kg payload capacity as the other models in the range but can only tow up to 3,402kg.

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The dual-motor, all-wheel-drive model boasts a range of over 300 miles on a single charge. It can sprint from 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds and has a top speed of 120mph.

At the top of the range, the tri-motor model will have a 0-60mph time of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 130mph. Tesla claims this model will have a range of over 500 miles on a single charge. Tesla has confirmed that full self-driving capability will be available for £5,800.

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At the 2023 Investor Day event, it was also announced that the Cybertruck will be the first model from the Tesla lineup to use a new 48-Volt electronic architecture, which will also form the basis for the brand’s future models.

Tesla Cybertruck chassis and off-road ability

The Cybertruck uses air suspension, which can vary the ride height and lower the rear end for loading. It also has a deployable ramp, which was demonstrated at the reveal when a Tesla All-Terrain Vehicle was driven straight into the rear of the truck.

Musk claims the Cybertruck will be the toughest pickup available when it arrives thanks to a body made from 30X cold-rolled stainless-steel. It also features toughened glass, dubbed ‘Tesla Armor Glass’ that Musk has described as transparent metal.

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Tesla says the new pickup will have all of the off-road ability of its conventionally powered rivals, with a range of new traction control settings that can simulate mechanical differentials to ensure it can traverse muddy terrain. Ground clearance can be as much as 406mm, which is considerably more than the 283mm offered by the rival Ford Ranger Raptor. The Cybertruck will have an approach angle of 35 degrees and a departure angle of 28 degrees, ensuring it can tackle steep inclines.

Interior

Inside, the Cybertruck has been described as having seating for six people across two rows, with the option to fold the front centre seat flat as an armrest, although it’s unclear whether this is still the case in the most recent images shown on Twitter, taken at Tesla’s annual presentation to investors. The dashboard mimics the design of the Model 3 with a large 17-inch touchscreen with no other visible controls or switches, albeit slightly more angular to match the Cybertruck's exterior aesthetic.

The futuristic Tesla Yoke steering wheel with a flat-bottomed design and cut-off top similar to that seen in the Tesla Roadster was not present in the most recent pictures of the Cybertruck’s interior, and is replaced with a simpler square-shaped steering wheel.

The Cybertruck also features a rear-view mirror display that uses a high-definition camera located in the tailgate, with a glass roof extending over the full length of the cabin.

Design and dimensions

The Cybertruck is a huge departure from the firm’s road cars, with angular sharp-edged bodywork. The front features a narrow full-width light bar that incorporates a pair of thin upswept headlights. From the nose upwards, it features a simple continual bonnet and windscreen line that descends into the rear tailgate. The rear features a single full-width light bar, with a completely flat tailgate design. This is complemented by black bodywork cladding on all sides with squared-off wheel arches that house large off-road wheels.

Like all pickup trucks on sale in the US, the Tesla Cybertruck is big, measuring in at 5,885mm long, 2,027mm wide and 1,905mm high, despite its swooping roofline.

Read our reviews of the current Tesla model line up with the Model 3, Model S and Model X SUV.

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Charlie writes and edits news, review and advice articles for Carbuyer, as well as publishing content to its social media platforms. He has also been a regular contributor to its sister titles Auto Express, DrivingElectric and evo. As well as being consumed by everything automotive, Charlie is a speaker of five languages and once lived in Chile, Siberia and the Czech Republic, returning to the UK to write about his life-long passion: cars.

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