If There Is No Middle Front Seat Option, Might Tesla Offer It Later? Can One Be Added Aftermarket?

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It appears that the CT will not have a middle front seat or a "jump seat" like the one that was (is still?) an option with some Ford F-150's. I've seen a number of comments here from people who require or really desire a vehicle that seats six people. I wonder if the CT will ever come with a front middle seating position or if an aftermarket product may someday provide one.

There's a video online that shows the F-150 2021 jump seat pretty thoroughly. The seat is actually part of a combination console/seat assembly. The seat function looks very basic, with the upper portion of the console flipping up to serve as the seat back and revealing a seat bottom beneath it. It looks and is described in the video as uncomfortable and more suitable for children and small adults. There is seat belt for the jump seat. I could find no mention of an air bag specifically for the jump seat position, but there may well be airbag coverage for passengers in the front row regardless of where they are seated.

I looked for any US regulation that requires an airbag specifically for the middle front seat position, but could not find one. Current airbag system implementations typically include multiple airbag locations across the dash, in the steering wheel, in the seats, and often in windshield and door pillars. There might even be airbags behind the rear set headrests in some vehicles. The CT could have airbags in any of these locations, including one under or near the centrally-mounted display.

Maybe Tesla will offer a build option for a jump seat sooner or later, If not, do you think there there will be enough demand for a middle front seating position that some aftermarket product may become available?

Here is the F-150 Jump seat video:
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Personally the 3 seats is not important for me it's very rare that I have 4 people in general in my vehicle and I don't mind having 3 seats in front!!! ;) 🤙
 

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Maybe Tesla will offer a build option for a jump seat sooner or later, If not, do you think there there will be enough demand for a middle front seating position that some aftermarket product may become available?
question is why they didn’t include it in the first place

answer to that dictates whether any optional 3rd seat will be what you have in mind

eg, if they didn’t include because of width constraints, then of course they could offer a Tacoma-like bench

but is a Tacoma-like bench what people have in mind when they say they want a 3rd seat?

I don’t know why it’s not there, or if it’s because of width

but seems the question isn’t exactly “would you like a 3rd seat” so much as “what kind of 3rd seat”?
 

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I desperately need that middle front seat as an option, as we have 4 kids! Family of six, need a 6 seater. The CT website still shows 6 seats. But EVERY iteration we’ve seen over the past year has that middle seat nixed in favor or the console. VERY disappointed about this, so I’m hoping it is an option or there’s an after market solution sometime soon.
 

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You're ok driving with someone constantly under your elbow, fidgeting around, on a trip?

Just my opinion, take it for whatever... unfortunately, you might be in the market for a vehicle with a 3rd row, ya think?
 


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It appears that the CT will not have a middle front seat or a "jump seat" like the one that was (is still?) an option with some Ford F-150's. I've seen a number of comments here from people who require or really desire a vehicle that seats six people. I wonder if the CT will ever come with a front middle seating position or if an aftermarket product may someday provide one.

There's a video online that shows the F-150 2021 jump seat pretty thoroughly. The seat is actually part of a combination console/seat assembly. The seat function looks very basic, with the upper portion of the console flipping up to serve as the seat back and revealing a seat bottom beneath it. It looks and is described in the video as uncomfortable and more suitable for children and small adults. There is seat belt for the jump seat. I could find no mention of an air bag specifically for the jump seat position, but there may well be airbag coverage for passengers in the front row regardless of where they are seated.

I looked for any US regulation that requires an airbag specifically for the middle front seat position, but could not find one. Current airbag system implementations typically include multiple airbag locations across the dash, in the steering wheel, in the seats, and often in windshield and door pillars. There might even be airbags behind the rear set headrests in some vehicles. The CT could have airbags in any of these locations, including one under or near the centrally-mounted display.

Maybe Tesla will offer a build option for a jump seat sooner or later, If not, do you think there there will be enough demand for a middle front seating position that some aftermarket product may become available?

Here is the F-150 Jump seat video:
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Just have it converted to a limo
 

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You're ok driving with someone constantly under your elbow, fidgeting around, on a trip?

Just my opinion, take it for whatever... unfortunately, you might be in the market for a vehicle with a 3rd row, ya think?
Already have one. But want the CT too! Would just be nice for the 6 seat option for transportation redundancy.
 


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Or just use the wide opened frunk, have the passenger(s) sit there facing forward with legs dangling out; a disclaimer sticker that read, "Sit down, shut up, and hold on tight". Slam on the go fast pedal and get ready to call for 'Code :poop:' in the frunk :sick:

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I asked the question because the few times I've used the third row seat in the nearly 22 years I've owned my Yukon XL it was to carry a sixth passenger. At least a few of the times I've had six people in my truck, they just squeezed four people into the back seat, all for short rides.

I wasn't unhappy about the missing "jump seat" in the CT, and it certainly won't keep me from buying one. But I know there are few here who are. I hope there's an aftermarket fix for them.
 

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They won't add a 6th seat if they don't have an airbag already in place (and crash tested). If they don't have it at launch, there's very little chance they would add it later.
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