Blog: Tesla Model X configurator images and specs leaked
Glenn Brooks | 3 September 2015
What are claimed to be authentic configured images of the Tesla Model X, along with US market pricing, have reportedly been leaked. This big crossover will be available for ordering from 29 September. It's been a long, long wait for the Model X, the first prototypes having been shown to the media in February 2012.
The Model X is effectively a taller version of the Model S sedan, but with folding back doors hinged on the roof. Tesla calls these 'falcon doors'.
The firm hoped to begin building the Model X from late 2014, it announced in March 2013. That would have been a delay of almost a year from the originally announced date. Then in February 2014, Tesla chief Elon Musk said the car would enter volume production in April 2015. In June 2014 this changed yet again. 'Prototypes' (pre-production cars) were to be made from autumn/fall 2014 and the first customers would supposedly have their cars in early 2015. The firm also stated at the same time that the falcon wing doors would make production and that the Model X would have standard all-wheel drive and a third seating row would be optional.
In November 2014, Tesla announced that the first deliveries of the Model X would be delayed even further, this time until the third quarter of 2015. In June 2015, Musk told the media that the first deliveries would be in September.
The Model X had its motor show debut at the Detroit auto show back in January 2013.
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