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Comfort Tesla Model Y suspension kits now come on more US factory versions as per internal email leak

The new Model Y suspension offers a softer, more comfortable ride (image: Tesla)
The new Model Y suspension offers a softer, more comfortable ride (image: Tesla)
The Tesla Model Y Performance version has the new suspension kit as well, despite Elon Musk's mention of the standard Long Range variant only when informing of the change. The Model Ys built in the Shanghai and Berlin Gigafactories have shipped with the 'comfort' suspension for a while, but the Fremont and Texas plants joined the fray later.

The smoother ride that Elon Musk promised for newly built standard Model Y and Model 3 Long Range versions has been available on the Performance variant for a while, too, as per a leaked email that Tesla sent to employees internally. In it, the company informs that "our latest Model Y Comfort Suspension provides improved ride comfort and reduced road harshness while maintaining the steering and handling precision characteristic of Tesla vehicles."

The "comfort" suspension upgrade explanation is in sync with what Elon Musk tweeted about not long ago, saying that "Standard (non-performance) 3 & Y suspension in production now has improved comfort, without affecting handling." 

Anecdotal evidence from Model Y owners who bought their Giga Berlin or Shanghai-made units reported smoother, more comfortable rides, and now the email leak divulges the exact dates Tesla started equipping the different Model Y versions with the new suspension kits:

  • Model Y Long Range comfort suspension installation start (Fremont factory): October 7
  • Model Y Long Range comfort suspension installation start (Texas factory): August 29
  • Model Y Performance comfort suspension installation start: October 11

It turns out that Tesla may have started installing the softer Model Y and Model 3 suspension parts first in the new factory in Berlin from the very beginning, followed by Shanghai in August, then moved to outfit the US-made units with the more comfortable ride.

While the email doesn't explicitly mention the Austin-made Model Y version with the 4680 cell-to-chassis battery, or address the Model 3 installation timeline, it might be safe to assume that virtually all new Model Y/3 cars that come off American conveyor belts, will now be equipped with Tesla's so-called Comfort Suspension, reducing the feature fragmentation of its cars by factory origin.

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Daniel Zlatev, 2022-11- 2 (Update: 2022-11- 2)