Tesla’s flagship offering currently is the Model X, a fully electric premium crossover-SUV that tries to redefine the way we look at SUVs. The car looks like an evolution of the Model S, the premium sedan from Tesla Motors. The Model X does look visually electrifying with its large panoramic windshield, its sloping roofline and the gull-wing doors (though a little impractical) that make the Model X look really unique. The LED DRLs and tail lamp detailing add to the sophisticated looks, while the retractable rear spoiler really adds some additional ‘sport’ quotient into this SUV. Tesla could have added a large grill upfront to bring in some aggression, but they chose a very smooth face and shape to achieve the extremely low coefficient of drag of just 0.24!
On the inside, the Model X looks and feels a lot like the Model S, with similar design theme and choice of materials. Similar to the sedan, a large 17inch TFT display takes center stage here too. But one cannot help but feel that the interiors are a bit too bland and Spartan for the kind of money one pays. The seats however are very comfortable, and 5-seat, 6-seat and 7-seat configurations are available – making it a very comfortable and a practical SUV too.
The fully-electric Model X comes with three choices of battery capacity – 75, 90 or 100 kilowatt hours. Being a SUV, all three batter capacities come only in AWD configuration and this means there are electric motors on both the axles. Both the motors combined can produce a really impressive 463HP in the P100D model – the performance model, and this sort of power lets the Model X get from 0-100kmph in just about 3.3 seconds! And since the battery pack is on the floor of the SUV, the center of gravity of this SUV with aluminum body panels remains low. This creates a nice recipe for fun-filled-driving, and the Model X does not disappoint enthusiastic drivers.
Based on battery capacity, the Model X can be had in 75D, 90D, 100D and P100D models, and all the variants have the same standard equipment. The Model X is one of the safest SUVs around, with safety features like ABS with EBD, dual front, side and curtain airbags, traction control, ESP and ISO-FIX for child seat anchors. There are also some interesting active safety features like forward-facing radar that can see through heavy rain, fog and dust, collision avoidance and automatic emergency braking. The Model X also offers the option of full self-driving capability that does the job using 8 cameras providing 360 degree vision and one can sit back and relax, as the car drives itself around with the help of radars and sensors.
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