Tesla Model X goes official
After months of anticipation, Tesla Motors has finally unveiled the Model X in front of a crowd of a thousand people at the company’s design studio located in California. The model shown in these photos is actually a pre-production version while the production is scheduled to start next year.
The vehicle is made by sharing the same architecture that was used for the Model S sedan and it will be available with the same three batteries: 40 kWh, 60 kWh and 80 kWh packs. The single charge range is lower by approximately 10% due to the fact that the crossover is heavier than the sedan. In other words, we should expect that the Tesla Model X will be able to do 145 miles (233 km) with the entry-level 40 kWh pack, while the top-spec version with the 80 kWh should provide a range of up to 270 miles (435 km).
As far as the styling is concerned, the Model X adopts a similar design as the S model, while the sloping roofline gives the car a hint of coupe. The highlight of the design is without any doubt at the rear doors which feature a gullwing configuration that Tesla promises that these provide the easiest access inside the cabin as possible. These doors have been designed with a hinge in the middle of the door in order to allow it to bend for opening the doors in tight spaces.
Inside the Tesla Model X there are three rows of seats which can accommodate up to seven adults and their luggage. Speaking of luggage, since there isn’t a combustion engine, the Model X has two luggage compartments, one in the front where the engine normally is and one at the back.
Elon Musk, the company’s CEO has stated that Tesla is already working on a fourth model which will be announced in a couple of years.
Source: Tesla Motors
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