The one and only all-electric Tesla S at the new Yorkdale Showroom

Tesla Motors put a showroom in Toronto’s Yorkdale shopping mall to mark their first footprint in Canada.  What other car company have you heard doing that before?  I was thrilled to be one of the first to preview the Tesla store as part of the Yorkdale expansion grand opening and see the famous Tesla S all-electric sports car up close and personal.

Tesla Motors now available at the new Yorkdale west wing

Tesla Motors now available at the new Yorkdale west wing

It was beautiful inside and out! The dashboard is all electronic. The middle console is a large 18″ beautiful and vibrant touchscreen display from which all controls are made including air conditioning, sound system, navigation and rear backup camera. The console also allows you to adjust the car’s steering, suspension and brake regeneration settings. There is also the possibility of software updates to the touch-screen system. Other car manufacturers should take note of this!

And it couldn’t be better timing after the Tesla S was just named MotorTrend’s 2013 Car of the Year.  Check out MotorTrend’s video below!

The Tesla features a low center of gravity with most of the weight between the wheels where the engine sits in an all-aluminum construction with a double octagon structure.  Front/rear weight distribution is 47/53.

The Tesla features a low center of gravity with most of the weight between the wheels where the engine sits in an all-aluminum construction with a double octagon structure. Front/rear weight distribution is 47/53.

The base model Tesla is amazingly affordable with an entry price of only $65K not including government tax rebates (about $5k off).  It delivers on all fronts with its looks, and performance with an impressive 362 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque at the base model (the Model S delivers 416 hp and 443 lb-ft torque). Also keep in mind that due to it’s all-electric nature the torque is available instantly, making the Model S capable of reaching 0-60 in 4 seconds.

Read MotorTrend’s article about the Tesla Model S and check out MotorTrend’s new video below

Congrats Tesla Motors and welcome to Toronto!  Ladies and gentlemen, be sure to take a visit next time you’re at Yorkdale!

Contact info for the new Yorkdale store www.teslamotors.com/yorkdale

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