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Tesla Model X revealed, but is it enough to fend off the new Rav4 EV?

teased us with a mysterious of its Model X crossover at the beginning of the and now a prototype of the vehicle has been at its design studio in California. Hot on the of the Model S, the Model X is based on the but slightly lengthened, platform as the

Externally, the Model X has more a whiff of the bulbous BMW 5 Series Turismo about it, particularly at the while the front end recalls the S. Inside the space has been put to use, with seating for in total. Despite this, s still plenty of luggage as the engine compartment can also be for storage along with the

Falcon doors

The Model X so-called falcon doors at the which lift up like doors, but hinge in the center to them easier to open in spaces. Are they really any than regular doors? for the passengers in the very back, but as the doors look to be conventional and any parking space will have to be pretty sizable.

Interior shots of the car reveal a look to the Model S, and while the on the outside may be acceptable, the inside is successful. Leaving aside the use of wooden trim, the center is dominated by a huge 17-inch display, which appears to been stuck there as an

There s still time for to be improved before the car goes production though.


But is really going to buy the Model X of its looks, as it s all about the electric Right now, it looks Tesla will offer two pack options 60 or 85 kilowatt-hours but should expect a 10-percent in range over the Model S due to the s weight.

Performance sounds good, Tesla CEO Elon Musk it ll do 0.60mph is 4.4-seconds. Both a drive and an all-wheel drive will be made, with the using another set of motors for the wheels, and a computer to split the between all four wheels on the road conditions. It s reminiscent of the Acura plans for the new NSX .

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Is it cool?

In a recent interview. Mr. said the Model X was going to be than any SUV or minivan on the market. so now we ve it, do you think his team has succeeded?

To those falcon doors may be but to others they lost sheen after being on countless other cars. all of are considerably better looking.

As 95% of are inherently not cool, the Model X may to rely on its exclusivity and electric to be desirable. But will this be to fend of its biggest challenger, the Toyota Rav4? After it s going to be built using the power plant. looks and could be more competitively too.

That s before we take account Toyota s well-established for producing decent electric cars too.

Tesla to start production of Model X in with the first vehicles on sale the year after. will start at $49,000 and rise to as much as $90,000 on the options selected.

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