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Does Model X mark its spot for Tesla in the upper-large SUV class?
10 May 2017
TESLA has in a few short years taken Armstrong-sized leaps towards an electric vehicle (EV) future, but the Californian tech start-up has also made a point of also producing EVs differently.
First there was the conventional Model S upper-large liftback. It made EVs fast and desirable, while introducing the world to Autopilot semi-self-driving technology and free WiFi software updates. It made the old sales approach – cop a resale hit to get a new model with the latest tech – seem selfish.
Soon there will be the BMW 3 Series-sized Model 3 that will attempt to prove that Tesla can deal with the burden of mass production and produce EVs more affordably than before.
This Model X sits somewhere in between. It builds upon the virtues of the Model S with which it shares its motors and platform, then attempts to make EVs people-mover-practical. With ‘Falcon Wing’ doors, it also again indicates that Tesla still does things its own way. But is it the best way?
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Model release date: 1 January 2017
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