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Tesla s Model X crossover SUV to rock the suburbs

DETROIT— booth at the North American Auto Show may be tiny—there’s no room for chairs for the company’s conference—but the electric car marker’s clearly isn’t tiny. 20 minutes before Tuesday’s conference, the area around the booth was standing room

Tuesday’s press conference a look back—the event with a video lauding the Trend 2013 Car of the Year garnered by the Tesla Model S, an luxury sedan—and a look at some of Tesla’s long-term (The car maker aims to new stores, set up new Supercharger charging and speed up the adoption of electric But everyone came to the booth to see one The pre-production prototype of Tesla’s X crossover SUV.

Sarah Jacobsson Purewal designer Franz Von Holzhausen off Tesla’s Model X at the North International Auto Show on

The Model X isn’t some reveal. Tesla unveiled a just about a year and this prototype has been on the showfloor since the beginning of the But it’s still a pretty car, and it will be coming to in 2014. (You can pre-order and if you want one, you probably as demand tends to outstrip

The Model X is an all-electric crossover SUV on the same underlying frame as the S. This sleek-looking vehicle has the low profile as the Model S, as well as a trunk (called a “frunk”) extra storage space, and a 17-inch touchscreen as the head Unlike the Model S, the X seats passengers, has all-wheel drive, and from 0 to 60 mph in a little less five seconds.


Sarah Jacobsson Purewal A in the front of the car—Tesla calls it a extra storage space.

the most unique and awe-inspiring of the Model X is its “falcon-wing” back gull-wing doors (a la the DeLorean ), but the space issue. Instead of out, these doors up until they’re above the car and spread their wings. gives you plenty of headroom (a tall person can easily under the falcon wings), and you to open the doors in tight spots.

Tesla says that the can open in less space a typical minivan.

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The Model X is an step for Tesla as the car maker to round out its “family” of vehicles. The Roadster is fun and sporty and the Model S is and roomy, but only the Model X can be a family vehicle. There’s no on what the Model X will (The Model S starts at with the $7,500 federal tax figured in.) The Model X be offered with a 60kWh or an battery, and will have drivetrain configurations.

Sarah Jacobsson Purewal The doors on the Model X give cross-over SUV a unique look.

Motors is Silicon Valley’s The company was founded in 2003 in San Calif. and with its headquarters now down the road in Palo Though Tesla currently luxury electric vehicles, the said at its press conference it hopes to offer something in the range within five

The company has a stated long-term of “accelerating the adoption of electric which is why it’s also free Supercharger stations the U.S. (there are currently Supercharger stations, located in Connecticut, and Delaware.) Supercharger can recharge over half of an battery (150 miles or so) in 30 minutes, and they’re free to

Unfortunately, with the high of Tesla’s current vehicles, and the of Supercharger stations across the States, the Tesla Model X has a large barrier to entry. But if the keeps its promises to lower and build more stations, moms could be looking at a new minivan in just a few years.

Sarah Jacobsson Purewal.

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