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Tesla debuts Model X crossover

The clay model by Tesla’s design team styling the Model X Photo by G. Johnson.

Elon Musk the headroom advantage afforded by the X’s Falcon Wing Photo by Davey G. Johnson.

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before its sleek Model S is even in showrooms, Tesla has out its AWD Model X sort-of-non-SUV, the vehicle to after that. Cheering of supporters at Tesla’s Los Angeles and Engineering Building woot-woot-wooted.

Have a look for yourself. The shape surely will be in proportion and profile with the BMW X6 Crosstour /1974 Volkswagen with a sloping rear descending over a rear So fair, fairly conventional by standards.

But then as soon as you hit a button, Falcon Wing (not ) rear side doors up and hang there like a getting some sun. is room to fit seven real We know—we sat in the very back and had to spare.

When the Falcon doors are in the up position, you can stand up all the way still in the Model X. This ingress and egress a piece of compared with a typical three-row SUV and makes it much to put a kid into a child seat.

In is what normally would be a trunk, but since Tesla is all doing things differently, one is called a frunk. Unfortunately, couldn’t open the frunk the car was onstage. The frunk was in a funk.

Since the Tesla Model X almost 100 percent of its powertrain and with the Model S sedan, it to be a smooth and sporty performer. It even be smoother. While the S is rear-wheel drive only, the X can be ordered with second motor to drive the front hence the all-wheel-drive-evocative X in the name.

the thinnest of technical specs released, reminding us that the launch is still almost two off. But we were still to glean a few details during our in the Hawthorne, Calif. design While the battery pack of the S in three sizes—40 kilowatt-hour, 60 or 85 kilowatt-hour—the Tesla Model X get only the 60- or 85-kilowatt-hour batteries at all loaded into a tray beneath the chassis.

The decision has not been made yet to offer the 40-kilowatt-hour battery on the X. Since the X weighs 10 percent to 12 more than the sedan, on whether it’s rear- or drive, it will suffer a range penalty. That to 260 to 270 miles for the 85-kilowatt-hour battery and 200 to 210 for the 60-kilowatt-hour battery.

The X has the same length as the Model S, though the is four inches longer and the X have much more volume.

Tesla says the 0-to-60-mph time is 4.4 seconds, is the same figure as the lighter and just as powerful sedan. So still has to be sorted out.

should be right on top of the Model S, Tesla execs said. The S retails for $67,400 with the battery and $77,400 for the 85-kilowatt-hour Don’t forget to subtract the federal tax credit from or about $10,000 if you live in a such as California that an additional incentive.

We got a quick ride in a Tesla X and found that, even the third-row seat, it felt We also rode in the Model S a months ago, and that fast, too. Maybe

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Model S deliveries will in July, while the Model X into production in 2013. Model Xs will be delivered in but most will go to owners in

And after that?

The thing always wanted to do, the thing going to do next, is a mass-market said founder and CEO Elon

That mass-market car has been the Gen III, and details on it are even Though many of the powertrain from the Tesla Model S and X can be scaled down to fit a smaller car at the Toyota RAV4 EV and the Smart ED. built with Tesla componentry), the platform would need to be shortened or reworked Nonetheless, it could be done by

That’s my aspiration, not a promise, said.

After the Gen III will be the Tesla Roadster, possibly due in

And profitability?


I really believe be profitable within 12 months, Musk. Early next

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