2017 Tesla Model X – electro-crossover


A concept full-size crossover with all-electric Tesla Model X performance was shown to the public in 2012. The company had planned to launch the car commercially a year later, however, due to many reasons, the serial production of new items was postponed several times. As a result, that model saw the light, it took more than three years. Crossover was presented on 29 September 2015 at the California plant of the company.

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Initial examination of the exterior of the 2017 Tesla Model X car confirms the assumption that its futuristic. The body model is distinguished by good flow. It is this quality that has allowed to achieve a perfect by modern standards, the aerodynamic coefficient is 0.24. The hood of the crossover round, with barely perceptible lateral sides. A Central element of the front Tesla Model X 2017 performs grille complex shape. Embossed large bumper perfectly complements the image of the “serious” cars, intended not only for short city journeys, but is designed to overcome the tough natural trails.

The model profile is designed in a modern stylistic shape, however, it is complemented with a number of unique characteristics. First of all, it’s missing the rear view mirror. They replaced a pair of video cameras, projecting the image on the screen in front of the driver’s eyes. Manufacturer completely abandoned and the classic lamp optics. No xenon, or halogen lighting. In the power saving there was a preference for LEDs – the most economical light sources.

The main stylistic “trick” will definitely call the design of the 2017 Tesla Model X rear doors, providing a vertical opening. This system is called “Wings of a Falcon”. The reason for this was the desire of Tesla engineers to facilitate access to the rear passengers in conditions of crowded urban Parking lots. The door can be opened when the distance to adjacent vehicles is just 31 centimeters! With multiple sensors the system will deny them the opening, if the vertical or horizontal space for this operation will be insufficient, so that the risk of scratching doors on the low roof of the garage box is fully excluded. However, “Wings of a Falcon” has made impossible the installation of the roof rack, however, can hardly be sad about it.

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2017 Tesla Model X Interior

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Interior is no less unique than the exterior. Its design implies the presence of six or seven seats, each individual passenger. They are made from the finest leather and equipped with electronic multi-directional adjustments, the functions of heating and ventilation. The large panoramic glass, which gradually transitions into the roof, gives the driver a wide view. It is equipped with a special coating that is designed to prevent the penetration into the vehicle of harmful ultraviolet and infrared radiation. Dashboard replaced by a widescreen LCD high-definition. It can display the image from rear-view cameras, a picture of a GPS Navigator or digital options showing the current performance of the movement.

The Central zone of the console there is another monitor. It is truly a giant 17-inch size. Its primary purpose – management of all electronic parameters of the crossover, and use as a multimedia device with wireless access to the Internet. Electronics in the interior of the new items as I can tell. In addition to the hardware, the buyer will receive a scattering of multifunctional sensors located in the plane of the steering wheel, dual-zone intelligent climate system, cruise control, special cabin filter with the function of electronic anti-bacterial cleaning, auto glass hoist, monitor hit the space side Windows of foreign objects, shock sensors and tipping, automatic disconnection of battery during a road incident and more. Separately, we note the presence of “Model X” of the two baggage compartments. This is not a luxury but rather a necessity due to the extremely small size of the rear stowage space is relegated to the third row of passenger seats.

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2017 Tesla Model X specs

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Technical characteristics of Tesla Model X 2017 line up around the platform, borrowed from the older brother of the sedan Tesla Model S. the Crossover has suspension based on double wishbones and rack and pinion steering column, supplemented by electric power. In addition to the updated anti-lock braking system, received the vented rotor and an electronic Parking brake, the novelty is equipped with the function of the electronic stability control. The drivetrain of the Tesla Model X is made in the form of a 7-speed “auto” with liquid cooling. The crossover drive is exceptionally full.

2017 Tesla Model X engine specs

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The car will be available with two versions of the power systems. The first involves the presence of a pair of electric motors located on each of the axes and individually having a capacity of 262 horsepower (modification of “90D”). A more powerful version “P90D” was increased to 510 “horses” motor, located on the rear axle. In both cases the “heart” of the car are three-phase four-pole electric units with copper rotor, is powered by the battery pack with a capacity of 90 kWh. Installing batteries in semi auto not only provided the crossover power reserve in 402 and 414 kilometers for versions “P90D” and “90D”, respectively, but also significantly lowered its centre of gravity, significantly adding to the model performance. Benchmark the speed of a hundred km/h the car is able to recruit in 3.8 seconds, setting the best indicator of acceleration dynamics for a class of crossovers.

2017 Tesla Model X pricing

2017 Tesla Model X redesign

As for the cost, the most affordable version of the Tesla Model X 2017 is estimated at 132 thousand dollars. Equipment with improved power performance will cost 10 thousand more. Approximate number of pre-orders, the execution of which is assigned the period from 8 to 12 months, has already reached 25 thousand.

2017 Tesla Model X release date and price

2017 Tesla Model X release date

The production version of the new Tesla Model X electro-crossover 2017 model year revealed in September 29, 2015. The sales start of the new Tesla Model X in the U.S. is scheduled for the second half of 2016.

Release date: autumn 2017

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