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Tesla Motors reveals X, brags it’s No. 1 in electric development

California start-up Motors today showed off a crossover called the Model X at the American International Auto in Detroit, bragging that still leading the industry in vehicle development.

The new concept add to the company’s lineup of pure vehicles, which is centered the Model S sedan.

The company delivered a dose of the kind of Silicon Valley rhetoric has become its trademark in the auto

An hour after General revealed the Cadillac ELR luxury coupe, Tesla sales George Blankenship said the offerings were incomparable.

I care what you say, is no competition at this show for us, he reporters.

The Model X comes as is entering a critical year in CEO Elon Musk wants the to deliver its first quarterly

The design prototype is a three-row with a “falcon-wing door” offers “unparalleled” accessibility for Tesla chief designer von Holzhausen said in Detroit.

The doors open skyward like the 1980s DeLorean’s configuration.

Von Holzhausen said the X’s “muscular, sinewy feel” and poise and character” are characteristics the values.

“You’ll see that in Tesla going forward,” he

Blankenship said the company sell 20,000 Model S in 2013. The company produced 3,000 in 2012, but declined to specific numbers today.

The are built at a manufacturing facility in that was formerly operated as a venture between Toyota and GM.

Tesla has compiled a series of awards in recent months, Motor Trend’s Car of the Year which has added to the company’s reputation for quality.

The Model S is offered in several configurations of packs, with electric of 150 miles to 300 miles. The company raised the vehicle’s price, the base model to $59,900 tax credits. The top model costs than $100,000.

The company has attention, and controversy, for its nontraditional strategy. Instead of typical the company opens stores in like malls and doesn’t try to cars to everyone who comes the door.

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Blankenship said the company 13 new stores in 2012 for a total of 33 including 23 in North America.

He today that Tesla open its first China in Beijing in the spring. The company China’s thirst for luxury as a huge opportunity.

“What doing is not about a car, about getting people to electric,” Blankenship said.

Nathan Bomey at 313-223-4743 or Follow him on Twitter: @NathanBomey.

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