Tesla Model X Concept

Concept Cars 14 Feb 2012
Tesla Model X Concept

Tesla has unveiled the Model X Concept, previewing a new SUV model with a sculpted exterior and rear gullwing-doors. Production is expected to begin in late 2013.


Tesla Model X Concept - Design SketchThe Model X, recently unveiled by Tesla at its Californian headquarters, aims at combining the features of modern SUVs with those of minivans.

Depending on the versions, the underlying drivetrain has one or two electric motors – one for each axle – powered by a 60 or 85 kWh battery.

The Model X is capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in under 5 seconds and the range is between 233 and 435 km.

The cabin has three rows of seats and a seven passenger capacity. The third row can be easily accessed thanks to the original rear doors, defined “falcon-doors“, which – compared to the traditional gullwing doors – have an additional hinge and move more upward than outward as they swing open.

Tesla Model X Concept Tesla Model X Concept

While this feature is a distinctive element and a first for a family car, it may result in some engineering challenges – in case of rollovers – and some practicality issues, as no roof-mounted luggage racks are allowed.

Tesla Model X Concept - Design Sketch Tesla Model X Concept - Design Sketch

The exterior design uses a surface language similar to the recent Model S, with dynamic and sculpted volumes and rather balanced proportions, also achieved through large wheels and shoulders.

The production version is expected to go on sale in 2014.  For more information visit Tesla Motors’ website.

(Source: Tesla Motors)

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  1. 'Timeshifter' Adam
    14/2/2012

    They should keep the D-pillar as in sketches…

    (via Facebook)
  2. Cihan Uralkaya
    28/3/2012

    Tesla is best electric car in the world 😛

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