As the Tesla Model X nears its release, fans of its predecessor, the Tesla Model S will find “a lot to like” in the new SUV.
According to Tesla’s official site, the car is designed to cater to space and functionality as it can accommodate seven people in the sports utility vehicle.
It also has an all-wheel drive standard which is powered by two independent digitally controlled electric motors, and boasts of sleek Falcon wing doors that fold up and out of the way to allow easy access to third row seats.
According to automobile reviewer Edmunds.com, Model X is pretty much built on the same platform used for Tesla’s sedan, Model S, but it took into consideration some of the feedback that buyers of the sedan raised.
For one, Model X is taller and slightly longer than the S model but the width almost the same. It also improved on the space requirements as its design is truly intended as a seven seater compared to the rear facing jump seats offered by the sedan.
As for the interior, Top Speed said that the vehicle is very spacious and gives passengers plenty of room. The design also utilizes a lot of wood on the dash which complements the Tesla Touchscreen which gives users control information and entertainment functions of the vehicle.
The report further said that Model X, as a fully electric vehicle, will have no gasoline engine and will instead utilize a pair of electric motors on the front and rear end of the vehicle. It will have the same battery pack as its predecessor a 60 kWh and an 85 kWh battery which is expected to deliver 400 horsepower which translates to around 200 miles.
Model X, which is expected to be out by September for those who have already pre ordered their units, is expected to sell at $75,570 for the 60 kWh model before the $7,500 federal tax credit. For the Performance Edition, a price tag of $82,000 to $115,000 is the expected range.
For those who have yet to place their orders, deliveries are pegged at early 2016.