Tesla Cybertruck Interior Leaked

Matt Posky
by Matt Posky

With rumors that Tesla’s Cybertruck is nearing production status, there’s been renewed interest in speculating about what the vehicle will be like. Suggestions have been made that the all-electric pickup’s body will need to be lightly restyled to adhere to certain safety regulations and curiosity has abounded regarding the truck’s interior design. Will it be as staid and minimalist as the cabin in the Model Y or would it include additional instrumentation like the Model X?

Thanks to some leaked photos, we appear to have our answer.

inside of the vehicle seems to be about as basic as it gets. Though it’s worth stating that nobody yet owns one and that the photos provided are of a recent test mule, not of a finished truck.

Still, the interior looks close to being production ready.

The vehicle in question was said to be on display during a recent shareholder event at the company’s Gigafactory in Texas. Our guess is that Tesla likely wouldn’t have brought the test vehicle out if it wasn’t representative of what’s coming.

From the images, we can see the familiar center screen (Model 3/Model Y) and a massive dashboard that’s just sort of there. There is no separate instrumentation in front of the driver and seemingly no stalks for the turn signals. Those controls seem to have been relocated to the octagonal steering wheel — which appears to bridge the gap between a traditional wheel and the steering yoke the company has implemented on certain products.

With there being few buttons to be found anywhere inside Cybertruck, it looks like most tasks will need to be completed via the centrally mounted touchscreen. The only other item worth noting appears to be the center console, which was rumored to be flipped up to create an additional seat.

While the size of the console makes it seem like a possibility, the overall shape leaves one guessing. There’s also a fairly large cubby with a sliding cover that would need to be secure enough to stay closed when flipped upright in order for the area to function as a third seat in the front row.

It’s not the most interesting cabin we’ve seen. But Tesla still has time to tweak things before production. Then again, its customers have been purchasing the similarly barren Model 3 for years. But it’s not yet clear if the kind of people that would buy the brand’s current products are the ones it’s hoping to target with Cybertruck.

[Images: Tesla; Cybertruck Owners Club]

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Matt Posky
Matt Posky

A staunch consumer advocate tracking industry trends and regulation. Before joining TTAC, Matt spent a decade working for marketing and research firms based in NYC. Clients included several of the world’s largest automakers, global tire brands, and aftermarket part suppliers. Dissatisfied with the corporate world and resentful of having to wear suits everyday, he pivoted to writing about cars. Since then, that man has become an ardent supporter of the right-to-repair movement, been interviewed on the auto industry by national radio broadcasts, driven more rental cars than anyone ever should, participated in amateur rallying events, and received the requisite minimum training as sanctioned by the SCCA. Handy with a wrench, Matt grew up surrounded by Detroit auto workers and managed to get a pizza delivery job before he was legally eligible. He later found himself driving box trucks through Manhattan, guaranteeing future sympathy for actual truckers. He continues to conduct research pertaining to the automotive sector as an independent contractor and has since moved back to his native Michigan, closer to where the cars are born. A contrarian, Matt claims to prefer understeer — stating that front and all-wheel drive vehicles cater best to his driving style.

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  • Dukeisduke Dukeisduke on May 30, 2023

    Parts of the second picture look like CGI or airbrushing, especially the side of the seat showing the power seat controls, and the edge of the door with its latch and screws. I'm not convinced this is all real. Maybe none of it is.

    Also, the background with the enbankment with the green grass and cedars or junipers doesn't make me think of Austin - maybe somewhere in the Pacific Northwest.

    • Matt Matt on Oct 17, 2023

      I looked at that image in a couple of photo forensic websites, and it looks intact / unedited. Also, there is an embankment with trees at TX Giga that could be here: [ link ]

  • RHD RHD on Jul 01, 2023

    Tesla Cybertruck Interior Leaked

    So Tesla hasn't figured out how to seal the sunroof?

  • Teddyc73 As I asked earlier under another article, when did "segment" or "class" become "space"? Does using that term make one feel more sophisticated? If GM's products in other segments...I mean "space" is more profitable then sedans then why shouldn't they discontinue it.
  • Robert Absolutely!!! I hate SUV's , I like the better gas milage and better ride and better handling!! Can't take a SUV 55mph into a highway exit ramp! I can in my Malibu and there's more than enough room for 5 and trunk is plenty big enough for me!
  • Teddyc73 Since when did automakers or car companies become "OEM". Probably about the same time "segment" or "class" became "space". I wish there were more sedans. I would like an American sedan. However, as others have stated, if they don't sell in large enough quantities to be profitable the automakers...I mean, "OEMs" aren't going to build them. It's simple business.
  • Varezhka I have still yet to see a Malibu on the road that didn't have a rental sticker. So yeah, GM probably lost money on every one they sold but kept it to boost their CAFE numbers.I'm personally happy that I no longer have to dread being "upgraded" to a Maxima or a Malibu anymore. And thankfully Altima is also on its way out.
  • Tassos Under incompetent, affirmative action hire Mary Barra, GM has been shooting itself in the foot on a daily basis.Whether the Malibu cancellation has been one of these shootings is NOT obvious at all.GM should be run as a PROFITABLE BUSINESS and NOT as an outfit that satisfies everybody and his mother in law's pet preferences.IF the Malibu was UNPROFITABLE, it SHOULD be canceled.More generally, if its SEGMENT is Unprofitable, and HALF the makers cancel their midsize sedans, not only will it lead to the SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST ones, but the survivors will obviously be more profitable if the LOSERS were kept being produced and the SMALL PIE of midsize sedans would yield slim pickings for every participant.SO NO, I APPROVE of the demise of the unprofitable Malibu, and hope Nissan does the same to the Altima, Hyundai with the SOnata, Mazda with the Mazda 6, and as many others as it takes to make the REMAINING players, like the Excellent, sporty Accord and the Bulletproof Reliable, cheap to maintain CAMRY, more profitable and affordable.