Tesla looks to be continuing the evolution of its vehicle design, as its Model Y compact SUV now has some slightly modified tail lights.
Recently, users on Reddit had noticed Tesla had started shipping August 2020 Model Y deliveries with new tail lights.
We finally have a video comparison of the ‘old’ and new Model Y tail lights thanks to Reddit user Cocoa_Linguine, who took delivery of the latter with VIN 39XXX.
The user video shows the new updated Model Y tail light with a casing where the red appears to be brighter, while the turn signal now flashes in amber instead of red, as seen below:
“Took delivery of Vin 39xxx. Side note, car does include updated tail lights which are beautiful,” said the user earlier this week. In describing the new Model Y tail lights, the user says they look like they are slightly less tinted versus earlier versions. This is for a Model Y delivered in Los Angeles, California, in the USA.
Some have speculated the change might be to meet European Union standards for amber turn signals instead of red. The Model Y is expected to be produced at Giga Berlin.
You can check out the video below in 720p and see the differences yourself:
Tesla also recently redesigned its frunk inside the Model 3, making it slightly smaller, adding speculation a heat pump may make its way into future iterations of the electric vehicle.
Update: Here’s a new video from the same Reddit user showing the Model Y tail lights illuminated. The old version of this on the Model Y had the brake light as the inner LED bar, same as the turn signal on U.S. cars. But now, you can see the brake light is the whole outer part of the housing, looking like the letter “C”, while the LED bar inside for the turn signal is now amber. The more visible brake light will definitely make it easier for other drivers to see new Model Y builds now, to go with the amber turn signal colour.
Here’s another video of /Cocoa_Linguine’s Model Y and the new tail lights at night: