Tesla shares new Cybertruck features: Diff locks, Baja Mode, CyberTent Mode, and more

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Tesla has provided a list of new features that are rolling out to the Cybertruck soon. From a dedicated Baja Mode to locking differentials and a CyberTent mode, the Cybertruck is receiving a series of features that are designed to make the all-electric pickup truck into an even more capable off-road adventure vehicle. 

Tesla announced the list of the Cybertruck’s upcoming features in a post on the all-electric pickup truck’s official account on X. As per the EV maker, the features it listed will be rolling out soon. Tesla Cybertruck Lead Engineer Wes Morrill also noted that the update with the Cybertruck’s new features is now being installed on Wave 1 vehicles

Following are the new features that are being rolled out for the Cybertruck. 

Off-Road Mode

Overland Mode – More consistent handling & better overall traction while driving on rock, gravel, deep snow, or sand.

Baja Mode – Vehicle balance is improved & the vehicle handles more freely when Stability Assist is set to Minimal.

Locking Differentials (Dual Motor AWD) | Off-Road Mode 

On uneven or slippery terrain, if a wheel has limited or no traction, Cybertruck can direct that torque to the opposite wheel.

In Off-Road Mode, choose from Locking Differentials options on the vehicle status area or in the Off-Road app.

Front Locking Differential (Cyberbeast Tri Motor) | Off-Road Mode 

Go to Off-Road Mode > Overland to enable Locking Differential feature. Cyberbeast tri motor has a virtual rear locked differential which is always working in overland mode.

Trail Assist | Off-Road Mode

It’s like cruise control, but for off-roading. Trail Assist helps maintain a set cruising speed so you can focus on steering. Trail Assist works as both a hill ascent and descent control helping to keep the wheels from slipping.

Off-Road Mode > Trail Assist

Slippery Surface | On-Road 

Better traction control on snowy, icy, wet, or slick roads to distribute traction evenly across all tires.

Dynamics > Slippery Surface 

Dynamics > Engage Rear Locking Differential for increased traction (should be used temporarily only) 

Ride and Handling with a Load | On-Road 

Adaptive suspension now estimates payload more accurately & automatically adjusts damping to deliver a more comfortable ride & more consistent, confident handling.

CyberTent Mode

Levels the suspension so you can sleep comfortably on a flat surface in your CyberTent.

Also keeps the tonneau cover open to accommodate your tent. Lights, AC & outlets will stay on as well if enabled.

An apparent video of the Cybertruck’s new features, or at least some of them, were shown in a recent video from Top Gear. As could observed by the Top Gear hosts, Tesla’s Cybertruck update did make the all-electric pickup truck a competent off-roader that could stand toe-to-toe to the Rivian R1T, a vehicle that could, in a way, be considered as the current standard for all-electric off-road adventures. 

Watch the Cybertruck’s new features in action in the video below. 

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Tesla shares new Cybertruck features: Diff locks, Baja Mode, CyberTent Mode, and more
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