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2014 Tesla Model X All-Electric Gullwing SUV: New Info, Photos Page 2

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In addition to the third row, Tesla points out that there’s plenty of luggage space even with people in all three rows—both behind the third row, and in a deep front trunk.

Inside, there’s the same beautiful, 17-inch touch-screen system that’s in the Model S. While we still haven’t put that system through the paces, it’s far and wide the best-looking, with the best display quality of any vehicle.

All-electric all-wheel drive

The Model X shares its platform with the Model S, with the battery stored flat just under the floor, but it differs in that there’s a dual motor system—enabling all-wheel drive, without the fuss of mechanical linkages connecting the front and rear axles. Tesla says that its so-called Dual Electric Motor All Wheel Drive will help improve all-weather traction without any sacrifice in efficiency or acceleration.

There’s no word yet on efficiency or driving range, but buyers will have a choice between 60 or 85 kWh batteries in the Model X. No word on pricing, either, but Musk has said that this new model will, as an all-electric luxury crossover, take on gasoline models like the Audi A7 in their own price class—so likely, in the vicinity of the Model S, or a bit more expensive.

Production of the Model X is set to begin in late 2013, with the first deliveries in early 2014.


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  1. There is a video if you are interested.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbDdJGpNJpQ
     
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  2. So...it's the same basic model as the Model S except a few inches added vertically...Not sure I like the new proportions. Opening the rear doors in the rain or a parking/ garage with low ceiling seems no picnic either. It does seem to be immensely spacious though, but so is the Model S and that is lighter so has better range. I wouldn't wait for this.
     
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  3. Thanks for providing real photos of the Model X, it looked a little odd in the pics provided by Tesla. I'm not really sure about it yet, I'm going to have to see more of it before I render a final verdict, but at least I now know that I'm more interested in buying the Model S.
     
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  4. Ok, I'm back already, after looking at more live shots and a few videos I'm very impressed with Model X. It's actually more SUV looking then I first thought, and the storage capacity is massive. I'm not sure about the falcon doors, like the door handles on the Model S I don't think they should make something simple into something complicated that could fail and refuse to open. Still if I were looking at both the Model S and Model X I'd buy the S, the Model S is versatile like a wagon or SUV but on the outside its a super sexy sports sedan. As for the Model X I'd have to say good work Tesla you've given the auto industry another reason to breakout in a cold sweat.
     
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  5. So the engineering question to solve was: How do we provide access to the rear seats in tight spaces? The answer: Gull wing doors.
    This car will appeal to the those families who want to move the children and their stuff, perhaps a family pet and all the other stuff on visits to Grandmom's house, etc. It's really an electric stuff mover...albeit, rather expensive.
     
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  6. Pretty awesome. But that booger green lighting isn't doing it any favors.
     
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  7. ok
     
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