The 2017 Tesla Model X has been confirmed – we never thought we’d live to see the day! If the car is all it’s cracked up to be, we are looking at one of the safest, cleanest, and practical long-range SUVs that actually runs on electricity, and does it better and looks cooler than many of the ‘purebloods’ out there. You can fit 7 people in there, or a ton of stuff, carry them 250 miles in one go and recharge in a shortest time possible. The new Model X brings a plenty of accessories and improvements.
2017 Tesla Model X Design
Since the entire concept still hasn’t moved past the growing pain stage, 2017 Model X will most likely attract attention with flashy yet stylish appearance. The concept seems minimalistic, almost like a teardrop, with low, rounded nose (for aerodynamic purposes and to better match the grille) and the roof stretching in a broad arc, with interesting choice in lighting. All in all, it offers quite a sight to all who witness it. Since powertrain is limited, you need excellent aerodynamic features in order to make the most of the battery. The spoiler with a stop lamp also helps.
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The 2017 Tesla Model X offers lots of space, for you, your passengers and your stuff. The glass is designed for maximum visibility, and even those in the back have a clear, unobstructed view of the road ahead, while the solar tint keeps those pesky sun rays at bay. There is room for seven people: two in the front and rear, and three in the middle. The seats are designed for comfort and practicality, with plenty of storage space beneath, and plenty of leg room, too. You can fold the last row if you need more storage space.
Under the Hood
The 2017 Model X should feature an electric engine in two configurations – the 90D and the P90D, which involve a pair of motors, one of which powers thee front wheels and the other the rear ones. Computer monitors power distribution, making sure that you get your 250 miles of open road. The main difference is the speed they offer. The first brings 260 hp in the front and back, and reaches 60 mph in under 5 seconds.
The latter offers roughly the same power to the front wheels, while the rear gets more than 500hp and the car can reach from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds. Not bad for an electric car. The top speed is 155 mph.
|The Engine range|
|Output||259 hp front;503 rear motor||259 hp front and rear motor|
|0 to 60 mph||3.8 seconds||4.8 seconds|
|Top Speed||155 MPH||155 MPH|
|EPA range||250 miles||257 miles|
2017 Tesla Model X Release Date
Elon Musk has regrettably neglected to mention the exact date when the model X is going to hit the market, although early 2017 would be nice, considering the car got postponed several times until now, but then again, it might be postponed again.
An official number on the price tag of 2017 Tesla Model X would be $80,000; however, this is for a base model and without any additional costs, equipment and incentives, all of which can impact the price considerably. Higher fully customized trims might hit the $150,000 mark.
The biggest rivals are Audi Q8 e-tron and Volvo XC90 T8.
Drawing Tesla Model X – Truly Impressive