Here it is, the Tesla Model X, the CUV prototype version of the Model S.

We'll have more details live from California soon, but here's what we know at the moment. The Model X can hit 0-60 in 4.4 seconds, will cost around the same as the Model S, and it has those cool "falcon" gullwing-like doors.

With the batteries housed in the same low skateboard as the S, the X has a lot of space. Since the CUV doesn't need a combustion engine, there are actually two trunks: one in front and one in the back. This means, Elon Musk said at the unveiling today, that the Model X can fit seven people and their luggage. The X will also feature all-wheel drive and come with a range of battery options, but we knew this already. The X is heavier than the S and will therefore offer around 10 percent less range from the same 40-, 60- and 85-kWh battery packs that the S uses. It's price will begin around $50k after tax credits, but will rise close to $90k with the largest battery pack and all the trimmings ordered. *UPDATE: There is no 40-kWh pack option.

Tesla will start taking reservations at noon PST February 10th (i.e., later today). Oh, and Tesla is going to offer a fourth model, to be revealed in around two years. More to come.


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      lapirk
      • 2 Years Ago
      looks like a mazda suv and what is that an xf rear end??
      turbomonkey2k
      • 2 Years Ago
      Where does the roof rack go?
      You guy
      • 2 Years Ago
      http://www.wired.com/autopia/2012/02/tesla-model-x/ Wired has video.
      Dani
      • 2 Years Ago
      not bad, certainly better proportioned and better looking than the crappy bmw gt..
      adam512
      • 2 Years Ago
      What you gonna do with all that junk, All that junk inside that trunk
      Kemi Jimi
      • 2 Years Ago
      $55k sounds like a great price for this kind of range and capability! Tesla Model X Car Photos, Price Details & Reservation Here: http://myooo.info/teslamodelx
      waetherman
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's a great looking vehicle when all the doors are closed, that's for sure. One of the best looking crossovers I've seen - it has elements of the X6 and the Infiniti EX, but manages to actually look so much better than either. It's a little bit like the new Ford Escape as well, but not too derivative. And the specs, if they are to be believed, are very good. This is the most practical electric vehicle yet, and perhaps more practical than any existing hybrid but for the "light" hybrid Ford Escape. I can see this being very popular in places like Colorado and anywhere that SUVs are popular..which is everywhere these days, really. The reason SUV's are popular is because they are great for families, and this really meets that need. I think the falcon doors look ridiculous, but in a way they are very practical - they provide easier access to the rear passenger without obstruction than normal doors. The Honda CR-V has doors that open to almost 90 degrees to give better access and this is 10 times better than that.
      Ajay Dionysus
      • 2 Years Ago
      Although it looks a little bulbous from the rear 3/4 view, it looks gorgeous from every other angle. Overall, I love it and think the falcon wing doors are quite innovative. That being said, I would be equally happy with conventional rear doors. When I look at both the Model S and Model X, I am left with an overwhelming impression of quality. I don't get the feeling that any sacrifices were made to cut costs or to appeal to a broader range of people by watering down the design. In other words, Tesla's designs are uniquely impressive for their absence of bean counter design compromises. I just hope they eventually decide to offer the Model S in an optional AWD configuration.
      xmailboxcancerx
      • 2 Years Ago
      Passengers will HATE entering/exiting the car during snowy and rainy conditions. Here's hoping they included a way to protect the interior when the rear doors fly open. I love Tesla - they're trying so hard to make mainstream EVs a reality (and unique, stylish) but the Model X would have benefited equally from wide-hinge suicide doors instead.
      AJ
      • 2 Years Ago
      Compare to the model S this is a bit unfortunate.
      theblackemblem
      • 2 Years Ago
      The X6 done right?
      RecessionCone
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm not sure I'm ready to go offloading in a 4WD SUV with a 60 kWh lithium ion battery pack mounted a few inches off the rocks. Yikes.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @RecessionCone
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          RecessionCone
          • 2 Years Ago
          I think most sensible people would agree. But the Tesla official website mentions you can get 4WD for offloading. Which is a little silly. http://www.teslamotors.com/modelx
        • 2 Years Ago
        @RecessionCone
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