Screen Grab of Tesla Motors Post on Facebook

Screen Grab of Tesla Motors Post on Facebook

This, we're sure, will go unnoticed to most, but Tesla cautiously fired back at Audi after the German automaker's heinous press release made rounds.

Model S Cargo Space Trumps Audi Q5

Model S Cargo Space Trumps Audi Q5

How did  Tesla fire back?  In a sly sort of way, that's for sure.

Tesla Motors, via its Facebook page, promoted out this statement with a link to its Model S site:

"With 63.4 cubic feet of storage, Model S has more cargo space than the Audi Q5"

It's not a direct shot at Audi unless you consider the timing of the Facebook post and add in that the Q5 is the particular vehicle called out.

The Model S always had 63.4 cubic feet of storage, so there's no announcement there.

63.4 cubic feet of storage trounces tons of other vehicles, so why bring the Q5, a compact SUV, into the mix?  Isn't the answer obvious?

Tesla Motors doesn't take false criticism and claims sitting down.  The automaker could have fired off a press release in response to Audi's bogus claims, but instead Tesla sort of took the high road by hiding its response from all but the most observant few.

Maybe we're digging deep here with this Facebook post (doubt it).  Perhaps not.