Mar 16, 2017 06:00 AM EDT
It is possibly the most interesting SUV on the market right now. Equipped with an all electric seven-seater, Tesla Model X has given the new meaning of a modern car. It is more advanced than the Model S saloon and the biggest, most expensive Tesla you could ever buy to date.
The only cars that could compete and become true rivals to Tesla Model X are the hybrid versions of established premium SUVs such as the Range Rover, Volvo XC-90, and Audi Q7. If you are thinking to own one, here are the things that you should know about Tesla Model X.
The Model X appears to be quite different to its other siblings. It's a low and round SUV with a blank-looking face and small mustache grille. According to Auto Express, the design may be a turn off to some people since the blank nose looks oddly unfinished and boot spoiler looks a little awkward. It also does look unconventional compared to other SUVs. The minimalist shape is broken up by the car's party trick with its two rear falcon wing doors which open upwards.
When it comes to the interior design, it looks similar to Tesla Model S. The dashboard has two huge touchscreens for the driver to alter the settings. The 17-inch portrait display is located in the middle and the second screen is behind the wheel. There are only a few buttons which give the minimalist experience and uncluttered space. However, Tesla Model X has a build quality that is not par with rivals such as Audi, according to CarBuyer. You will get a huge amount of space, nevertheless. Model X is by far the most practical SUV you can buy with seven comfortable seats and 2,367 liters of luggage space with all the seats folded.
The company recently dropped the entry level 60kWh battery pack from the range in favor of 75kWh for the new starter model 75D. This will give you 259 miles on the New European Driving Cycle and you probably will not going to get close to this in the real driving world. Next up is a 90kWh car available in two different specifications. The standard 90D has the 303-mile range and capable of 0-60mph in just 4.8secs - with a top speed of 155mph. The Model X comes with 100kWh battery pack, allowing 0-62mph in just 2.9 secs. The range is quoted at 336 miles.
Reviews and Prices.
Critics claimed that Tesla Model X is too expensive, kicking off at £76,500 for the 75D model, an increase of more than £10,000. The more powerful 90D is priced at £85,000, with its P90D performance variant costing £103,400. Nevertheless, Top Gear stated that the Model X is a major help thanks to its all-wheel system which allows it to calm when applying full throttle on wet surfaces.
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