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Cup Holders in back and no divider in back seat

At the event in NYC my kids quickly pointed out that there were no cup-holders in the back and there was no pull down divider (where the cup holder is in our Toyota). This seems like a no brainier and easy to fix.

Kids like the division of space in the back. I would love to see this included. I have also seen some cars offer a hole in this location for putting long object from the trunk forward.

Cup holders a must in the back.

I also would love to see more places to put things in the front seating area. The number of nooks for things like phones, wallets, change, keys seem very limited in comparison to our other cars.

What would be way cool is a configurable module that pops into the section between the front seats and is currently empty.

Like cup holders in the rear for kids or anyone back there. Ambivalent on a divider that creates a demilitarized zone between rear seats. Not a fan of lots of nooks and crannies all over the place for change, glasses, keys, dirt, gum, soda, etc. Would love a Tesla designed man-purse (and a girlie one for women) with magnetic bottom that sits down in the open console space. Drop it in when driving, pick up and go when not - ipad sized. Who's with me?!?

I like the idea of a hiding place for my I-Pad. You can't take the Model S' screen with you!

I wonder how many idiots will break into a Model S to try to steal the 17" Infotainment screen after you mentioned that EcLectric? I'll keep full coverage on my Model S for sure and hope Tesla Motors keeps a few of those spare parts handy to replace them as well. Some of you on these boards don't have the breaking in issues we do here in California I bet?

I agree that the back needs cup holders & a center drop down seat section would be an ideal solution.

I don't need a center drop down section, but would like to see cup holders at the rear of the front-seat arm rest, to serve the back seat folks.

Slindell

The back of the frontseat armrest is where the hvac vents to serve the back seat folks is located according to the photos in the Design Studio.

+1 murraypetera

We have not yet seen the final rear bench/seats. It's still unfinished or at least held under wraps. The final design of the rear seats determines a lot of things, including head room for rear passengers and rear visibility for the driver (which depends very much on the design and function of the rear head rests). It's a good thing to bring the rear center armrest, rear cup holders, and load-through hole to Tesla's attention, and regardless, I won't be surprised when the final rear seats offer all of these.

The Front cup holders were also very small and close together. It would be nice to have a more universal holder. I was told by the rep "yea they are kind of small but we will be selling Tesla branded cups that will fit"

Not exactly what I would have liked to hear. You go through a drive through and you get the cup they give you and I would bet many of them will not fit.

They need some outsiders to use the car and give them some feedback on these small things.

Didn't I hear somewhere on this site or TMC, I think from the SR event, that they were going to offer two options for the backseat. One is what you see, the bench. The other will be bucket seats and a center divider/console/DMZ, like what is in the BMW X6. Am I wrong on that?

Didn't I hear somewhere [...] that they were going to offer two options for the backseat. One is what you see, the bench. The other will be bucket seats and a center divider/console/DMZ, like what is in the BMW X6. Am I wrong on that? (DrJ)

You may have read it in my report from the Geneva Motor Show. I was given this piece of information there and passed it on here in the forums. Unfortunately, the information was wrong and was later pulled by an email from the TM person I had talked to at the show. It seems that I missed out on correcting this in the Geneva thread, so I posted that update now:
http://www.teslamotors.com/forum/forums/82nd-geneva-international-motor-...

At the event in NYC my kids quickly pointed out that there were no cup-holders in the back and there was no pull down divider (where the cup holder is in our Toyota). This seems like a no brainier and easy to fix. (murraypetera)

And Tesla did in fact fix it in the production version! :-) Judging from photos taken on June 22nd, there is now a pull-down armrest with cup holders integrated into the middle backrest in the second row, just as you would expect from any car in this class:
http://www.roadandtrack.com/tests/drives/2012-tesla-model-s#

Volker.Berlin, I think the rear seat pull down armrest with cup holders is a fantastic improvement. In your opinion do you feel it will it be an extra cost option or a standard feature?

Obviously, I don't know. As of today, it's mentioned neither on the Options & Pricing page, nor in the Design Studio, but my gut feeling says it'll be a paid option (standard for Signature). Think parcel shelf...

Notably, engadget has a photo of a rear bench that clearly does not feature a pull-down arm rest (can't link to specific photos in engadget's gallery, unfortunately). Assuming that both shots, engadget's and Road&Track's, are of production models, that could only mean that it is optional.

As a side note, engadget also has a shot that shows three child seats in the Model S' second row. The Specs page seems to have been updated in that regard, too. I seem to remember that it only said 2 LATCH attachments, now it says 3. And the photo illustrates that three child seats actually fit next to each other -- that's remarkable even for a car of this size. Nice little surprise for those among us who have three immediate descendants!

But the seats were all of the forward facing variety. Over here, at least, you are supposed to use rear-facing seats for children under 4 years of age. I wonder if three rear-facing seats would fit...

The USAToday piece says that the rear cupholders will be an insert.

There's two cupholders in front, and Tesla is developing a cupholder insert for the back seat, and there's adequate headroom in the back seat for taller people.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/driveon/post/2012/06/first-drive...

Those are infant seats that can be used either way as the baby grows.

http://www.best-baby-stroller-reviews.com/2009/03/28/combi-coccoro-conve...

I just got back from a test drive in a car without the rear cup holders. The rep I drove with said the Engadget photos were of an insert that could be offered as part of the opportunity console.

http://gigaom.com/cleantech/video-we-test-drive-teslas-model-s-electric-...
Check out frame 05:19. Shows the rear cup holder

This is the image from Road & Track:

In both GigaOM's video and this photo, it *looks* like a pull-down armrest, but the seat back cannot be seen. So it really is an "insert", huh? Sounds like a "patch" to my ears... Where am I supposed to put the insert when traveling with 3 passengers in the second row? Hmpf.

Sort of cumbersome if you have to remove it and put it in the frunk or rear. Should be in a fold down armrest like every other car to be competitive in class, yes?

"Those are infant seats that can be used either way as the baby grows."

Yeah, but what about rear-facing seats for three-year olds ? Will they fit then ? It is of no help that infant seats fit if you have to trade for another car a year or two later...;)

See here for a good photo of the rear cupholders insert:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/73818094@N08/7428460236/in/set-721576302561...

Michaelwm, great photos of the rear cup holder insert! Can you tell how the insert is mounted and is it very secure when the car is in motion? In other words, is it going to slide all over the place when the car takes a sharp turn?

I love the rear cupholder as an insert. I wouldn't normally drive with three in the back. But if I need to, I can just remove the inset and store it in the frunk. Perfect. Does it use the child-seat connections?

I like the rear cup holder insert...thanks for the pic!

Seeing the pic, I like it too! Thanks for posting it. How it is secured?

Not my pic :). Just cross-posted from an album I spotted on another thread. I haven't seen the read insert in person.

I need all 3 back seat spaces for my kids. And I need a place for them to have their cups, even if only for the two outer seats. I can pass a cup to the child in the center. To have none of them is frustrating, mainly because there is nothing suitable that I've found for add-on accessories. They all require standard headrests with the metal rods in a liftable headrest. Tesla's seats aren't like that and I'm not going to use the sticky-backed tape to glue one onto each door. Help.


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