The new Tesla Model X for 2017 is a midsize crossover that makes extensive use of the same mechanical components as its successful Model S sedan. Some of its strengths include ability for daily use, unique rear door that makes for easy ingress and egress, an impressive towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, a six-and seven passenger configurations, and top safety scores. Its release date should be expected in early 2017.
For quite some time, the Model X crossover has been lost among the excellent commentaries jostled over the nicely-crafted, well-appointed and performance-themed Tesla Model S sedan, while in actual sense, it is nicely-built and very fast. With luxury, sleek and seductive cabin, affordable price, and top-notch performance, the Model X is not just any other electric vehicle on sale today.
With its endless feature and tech list, Tesla hopes to reignite the market once again with the crossover-styled Model X – a crossover version of the Model S sedan. For buyers who have found the sedan uninspiring, the Model X will certainly be the vehicle to look for. It offers a choice of either six-or seven passenger configurations on three rows of seating arrangement.
According to Tesla, the “falcon wings” rear doors will help reduce opening and closing arcs in very tight spaces thereby allowing easier access to the aft seats. Additionally, the gullwing-style rear doors can open with just a foot of side clearance.
Although taller, and slightly longer than the Model S, Tesla says the improved versatility hasn’t evolved to mean excessive growth. The same platform underpinnings used in the sedan will be used for the construction of the crossover.
Available Trims – Tesla Model X
For now, only two trims are available: the base, 90D and the P90D.
Exterior Changes & Interior Pictures – 2017 Tesla Model X
Some of the accessories available for the base 2017 Tesla Model X model include all-season tires, a heated eight-way power front seats, a 17” touchscreen display, automatic climate control, automatic xenon headlights, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, smartphone app connectivity, a 60/40-split folding rear seats, cloth and premium vinyl upholstery, LED taillights, a rearview camera, a seven-speaker sound system, a 110-V power outlet, HD and satellite radio, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, cruise control, dual USB ports, rapid charging, LED running and cornering lights, keyless entry and ignition, turn signal operator, power-folding and heated exterior mirrors.
The 90D trim gets hands-free parallel parking functions, self-adjusting suspension system, a driver airbag, armrests, rear parking sensors, heated rear seats, satellite and HD radio, LED interior lighting, a 12-speaker sound system, washer nozzle heaters, rear-facing jump seats, and automatic climate control (four-zone).
Opting for the P90D trim gets you a revised suspension tuning, high performance summer tires, 21” wheels, red Brembo brake calipers, range-enhancing tires, smartphone app connectivity, automatic high-beam control, lighted door handles, remote keyless power door locks, leather-wrapped steering wheel, interior air filtration, cruise control, audio controls on the steering wheel, dual vanity mirrors, a large panoramic glass, and child bolsters.
Driver safety and convenience features available include a near hospital-grade cabin and filtration system, blind-spot monitoring system, forward collision warning, parking system, and automatic emergency braking.
Price & Release Date – 2017 Tesla Model X
According to very credible sources, the 2017 Tesla Model X 90D will feature an MSRP price tag starting from $132,000, while the invigorating P90D starts at $10,000 more. For a while, it is widely expected that the Model X will have the entire luxury EV crossover niche for itself. However, this might be rivaled by the expected release of Audi’s Q8 E-tron crossover that offers nearly 300 miles of range. Audi says the vehicle will hit dealerships in the latter half of 2017. Besides the mentioned Model S, the rival vehicle is the latest 2017 BMW i8, which is getting its release as well soon.
2017 Tesla Model X Engine Specs
The new Tesla Model X for 2017 makes use of a 90kW battery pack which is rumored to offer a range of 257 miles. Tesla says the vehicle clocks 4.8 seconds from an acceleration of 0-60 mph which is surprisingly impressive.
The performance-themed 2017 Tesla Model X P90D is projected to offer about 250 miles of range, while offering an acceleration to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds. This figures are simply breathtaking considering this is a crossover.
According to Tesla, the new 2017 Tesla Model X should tow a maximum of 5,000 lbs. when fully equipped. 0-60 time is5 sec. (Est.) and the top speed is 158 mph (Est.).
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 8.7 in. (116.7 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 6.3 in. (198.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 9.5 in. (81.5 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: N/A ft³
Curb weight: 5,381 lbs
Top Speed: 158 mph
0-60: 3.2 sec
EPA mileage estimates: 89 City / 90 Hwy
Available Exterior Colors: Deep Blue Metallic, Midnight Silver Metallic, Obsidian Black Metallic, Pearl White Multi-Coat, Red Multi-Coat, Silver Metallic, Solid Black, Solid White and Titanium Metallic
Towing Capacity: 5,000 lbs
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