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.
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.
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)