With the appearance of the first Tesla Model X, the company introduced a revolutionary SUV on the market and it was a vehicle that combined the considerable experience of the corporation and the revolutionary vision of Elon Musk. What makes Tesla model X different from other SUVs? Why would you want to consider buying one? What are the advantages of an electric vehicle? At the moment, the SUV is represented by several modifications. Based on the platform of Model S sedan, the crossover is characterized with a higher roof line, a large panoramic windshield, falcon wing doors and is the first model with seating for up to seven passengers.
Electric vehicles instantly took a leading position on the market in the first months, and the words “fame, benefit and quality” became synonymous with Tesla crossovers. The firm launched the first models of electric crossovers in 2016 and brought the success of Tesla. For several years now the company has been developing and improving the model and regularly pleases its fans.
Based on the words of the head of the company Eon Musk, during the design of the Model X, the task of construction and design team was to combine the functionality and practicality of a minivan, the style of the crossover and the technical component of a sports car. Once you look at Tesla Model X, you understand that the task was accomplished in a brilliant way!
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Tesla Model X exterior design and specs
This crossover is not an exception among the stylish and elegant Tesla electric vehicles. The state-of-the-art body with streamlined shapes instantly demonstrates that you have a high-tech product. Designers have created a new and outstanding product breaking the age-old stereotypes of the industry. The smoothness of the lines clearly indicates the subtlety and uniqueness of the assembly. In general, the components of the body give the car a tough and sporty style.
The body design looks futuristic, especially the rear doors, which, when opened, go up, making the car look like a bird. The falcon wings rear doors of Model X are truly iconic and create an unforgettable impression. At first glance it may seem that this is not a crossover, but a sports car. Despite the fact that the Tesla Model X crossover has a massive body, it shows the correct proportions of aerodynamics with a frowning face, an aerodynamic silhouette and a solid steering part.
Due to the unique rear doors and the principle of their work, Tesla Model X feels confidently on tight parking lots, allowing you to easily get to the second or third row of seats without fear of damaging the cars nearby. Tesla demonstrated to comfortably sit or get out of the rear row seat, and at the same time fully open the doors, you need only 30 cm.
The dimensions of 2019 Tesla model X crossover – length 5037 mm(198″), width 1,999 mm (79″), height 1,676 mm (66″) and wheelbase2,964 mm (117″). Tesla model X is offered with all-wheel drive with twin electric motors, one driving each axle and a range of 381 to 475 kilometers depending on the battery. The electric engine has 259 hp at 6,100 rpm (193 kW), torque 243lb·ft (329 N·m) and standard Long Range model accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds. If this is not fast enough for you, the Ludicrous Performance modification accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.7 seconds Customers can choose 20” or 22” wheels.
Tesla Model X interior design, equipment and safety features
In terms of interior design, 2019 Model X has the classic Tesla look with minimalist and nearly buttonless interior design. The cabin is spacious with a large glass panoramic windshield. A huge touchscreen infotainment system dominates the dashboard of Tesla Model X with a 17-inch display and a second screen behind the steering wheel.
Standard 2019 Tesla Model X is a five-seater and is available in six-, and seven-seating configuration. The second and the third row can now fold flat to provide more cargo room and a second trunk in the front provides additional cargo capacity.
The basic equipment Tesla Model X includes:
- 5-seater interior with leather trim;
- Climate control;
- Cruise control;
- Navigation system;
- Heated seats;
- Four-wheel drive;
- Air suspension;
- Active safety systems;
- Roof with a panoramic view.
The additional options package available when buying a crossover includes:
- 6-7-seater saloon;
- several trim options, including wood and carbon inserts;
- air filtering system;
- premium stereo system;
- Location-aware automatic garage door opener;
- UV and infrared protection windshied;
- wiper blade defrosters;
- washer nozzle heaters;
- LED fog lamps;
- cold weather package options which provide heated seats for every passenger, heated steering wheel, heated side mirrors.
Safety features include:
- Three-point seat belts;
- Seat belt warning;
- A system that shuts off the battery during an accident;
- Anti-theft alarm system and immobilizer;
- Automated emergency braking, regardless of the speed gained;
- Parking sensor and warning of blind zones;
In addition, Tesla offers an Autopilot option which uses several cameras, multiple sensors, and radars to detect objects, people and other vehicles and enables the car to steer, accelerate and brake automatically when vehicles or pedestrians are detected within its lane. Model X also offers a Summon feature which provides an opportunity for the driver to park or retrieve the SUV from tight spots while standing outside.
The Tesla Model X is equipped with a medical class HEPA filter, which, according to developers, protects the internal space from dust, various bacteria, viruses and other contaminants, and allows only clean air into the cabin. There are three operation modes of the filtration system – circulation of outside air, recycling and biological mode of defense, which was designed to create positive pressure in the cabin, in order to provide the necessary protection for the driver and passengers.
Tesla Model X price will vary depending on the modification, number of seats and interior options choice. Starting from USD 75 315, the price will go up and a six-seater interior will add USD 6000 to the cost and another USD 3000 if you want seven seats. Premium package and Autopilot option will also build up on the final cost.