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Tesla Model X – 2016 Geneva Motor LIVE

 
Tesla Model X 2016 Geneva Motor Show

The SUV can accelerate from 0-60 mph in a scant 3.2 seconds in Ludicrous Mode.

The much talked about Tesla Model X pure electric SUV is on display at the ongoing 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Production at Tesla’s Fremont factory in the US has already commenced but huge orders mean that customers who are booking the car now will have to wait somewhere between 8-12 months for delivery.

The SUV’s design DNA has an unmistakable familial match to the Model S, so much so that the X can be termed as a high riding S. The interior too is derived from the sedan and the SUV boasts of a cabin which offers good amount of space for all the 7 passengers.

Tesla Model X 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Access to rear seats is via gull wing doors.

The hardware comes from the Model S. Propulsive force is courtesy of two electric motors – one at each axle. The one that drives the front wheels is rated at 259 PS while the rear-mounted unit delivers 503 PS. The combined torque output stands at 967 Nm!

The base 90D variant of the electric SUV can accelerate from 0-60 mph (96 kmph) in 4.8 seconds while the P90D variant is 1 sec quicker! If that’s not good enough for you, you can opt for the P90D with aptly named Ludicrous Mode which is capable of achieving the feat in a supercar rivaling 3.2 seconds! The car has a top-speed of 250 kmph.

Tesla Model X 2016 Geneva Motor Show

The interior design is derived from the Model S.

The Tesla Model X comes packed with advanced features including the Auto Pilot semi autonomous driving system, varying ride height (automatically adjusted depending on the driving mode and terrain), a high-end music system, bio weapon-proof cabin and so on.

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