By Brad Berman · February 10, 2012
The much-hyped Tesla Model X was revealed last night at Tesla’s Los Angeles design center. The all-electric crossover utility vehicle will be built on the same platform as the automaker’s Model S sedan. Few new details emerged from the unveiling, but now EV fans have a glimpse of the Model X design.
The Model X reportedly zips from 0 to 60 miles per hour in approximately 4.4 seconds—and is projected to carry a price tag roughly in the same neighborhood as the automaker’s Model S sedan. That means the base-level price is somewhere in the range of $55,000 to $75,000. According to Elon Musk, Tesla chief executive officer, the Tesla Model X will top out at a price that’s close to $100,000, and will be offered in an all-wheel-drive version.
The unique features of the Model X include its falcon doors, and its ability to transport seven individuals in relative comfort. The Model X offers two trunks, with one underneath the bonnet and the other located under the vehicle’s rear hatch.
Like the Model S, Tesla’s electric crossover will be fitted with a selection of battery packs, either with 60 kWh or 85 kWh of energy storage. Range is expected at between 210 to 270 miles, depending on battery size—lower than the Tesla Model S due to the crossover’s additional weight.
The Model X will enter the production cycle in late 2013 with full production set for 2014. Tesla starts taking online reservations for Model X today.