Cybertruck may land the F-150 Lightning frunk and the biggest console display on a Tesla
As Tesla's Cybertruck is moving fast from the engineering prototypes to the design verification stages of the production unit, the finalized specs and features are slowly beginning to trickle down the proverbial rumor mill. It was recently confirmed that the retail Cybertruck will be slightly smaller than the prototypes, which Tesla's design chief divulged in an interview many months ago.
At the time he also disclosed that there will be an easy to heal stainless steel body finish covering the Cybertruck to prevent the type of ugly miniature scratches that the material is otherwise prone to. While this hasn't been reiterated lately, there is plenty of new information that trickled down from credible sources and reportedly confirmed by Tesla employees.
The Cybertruck's hood sides will lift, for instance, together with the new light bar, meaning that the frunk will pop open like the Mega Power one on the Ford F-150 Lightning. Thus, it may offer larger storage space at the front, and perhaps a system of outlets to power tools or coolers like you can on Ford's pickup. The Cybertruck is also expected to move to a 48V system for the truck's internal needs, as the typical 12V one that's been in cars since the 50s simply doesn't cut it as there is too much to power these days.
For instance, the Cybertruck is said to employ the largest central console screen on a Tesla so far, to the tune of an 18.5-inch diagonal. The rest of Tesla's models carry a 17-inch display, but the automaker paints the Cybertruck as a big bad pickup so the sheer size of its interior arguably presupposes a bigger main screen as well.