New images of the upcoming Tesla Cybertruck electric pickup driving in Austin, Texas have given us a glimpse at its funky ambient interior lighting.

    These images shared on the Reddit Cybertruck sub-reddit by user ThrowAwayBarista69 show the Cybertruck has a subtle red light strip spanning the entire width of the dashboard, as well as spilling onto the front and rear door cards. It’s unclear if the colour of the light strip can be changed.

    The updated Tesla Model 3 electric sedan, referred to internally as Project Highland, is reportedly set to receive a similar form of ambient interior lighting, among other new features.

    Other interior details that can be seen in these images of the Cybertruck include the octagonal steering wheel and the large central touchscreen. Details like the claimed range for example are impossible to make out.

    As recently reported, Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared an image of what he called a “production candidate” version of the Cybertruck.

    Since the concept made its debut in 2019, the Cybertruck’s overall shape has remained the same.

    It has sprouted a pair of triangular rear-view mirrors and US-mandated side marker lights but lost its pop-out door handles.

    In July 2023, Tesla produced its first Cybertruck at its Texas plant.

    Tesla has previously said it plans to commence customer deliveries in the third quarter of this year before ramping up full-scale production in 2024.

    Electrek reported the first examples are expected to go to employees first.

    The news outlet reports it expects Tesla to reveal pricing and full specifications at its official first delivery handover event.

    US customers have been able to pre-order the electric pickup for quite some time.

    Tesla claims the electric ute will boast up to 804km of range and be able to achieve a 0-60mph (0-96km/h) time of 2.9 seconds.

    According to the carmaker’s US website, the Cybertruck will feature a 1587kg payload, towing capacity of over 6300kg, and 2831 litres of storage space spread out through the ute’s tub, interior and frunk.

    The latter appears to offer customers less space than the Ford F-150 LightningChevrolet Silverado EVGMC Hummer EV, and Rivian R1T.

    It’s unclear what the frunk space for the ute will be, however the Cybertruck’s tub is expected to measure around 2.0 metres long.

    Due to repeated delays, the Cybertruck is now going on sale after rivals like the R1T and F-150 Lightning.

    MORE: Everything Tesla Cybertruck

    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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