The DeLorean-esque doors aren't just cool looking, they provide an unforeseen advantage as well. By opening vertically the doors make accessing the third-row of seating less cumbersome and make it easier to get in and out of the vehicle when packed into a tight parking space. Sure, the sliding doors offered on most minivans provide these same benefits, but come on... falcon wing doors!
Although still technically a prototype, Tesla anticipates production of the Model X to begin in late 2013, with deliveries starting in early 2014. Pricing will be comparable to similarly packaged Model S vehicles, depending largely on the desired drivetrain configuration. Tesla plans to offer 60 kWh and 85 kWh battery options powering your choice of RWD, dual-motor AWD, or an AWD performance version of the Model X.
While you might not take delivery of your Model X until 2014, Tesla will start taking reservations today.
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