Tesla Model X electric crossover, which broke cover back in 2012 and was originally supposed to go on sale in late 2013, will finally be delivered to its first customers in the US by September 30, 2015. The eagerly awaited crossover is already sitting on a tall order of about 20,000 units.
The expectation from customers are so high that the pre-orders of USD 5,000 each came even as the pricing details stay unannounced. However, CEO Elon Musk has earlier stated that pricing will be pretty much similar to that of Model S sedan which starts at USD 50,000. The website says that estimated delivery time for new reservations is early 2016.
Model X is essentially a raised version of Model S D (all-wheel drive) with a unique gull wing door. The premium electric crossover with its 7-seats and taller suspension is suitable to ferry a full sized family.
The car is propelled by two independent, digitally controlled electric motors details of which will be revealed towards the launch. All wheel drive system is standard.
The launch of Model X is expected to boost the company’s growth significantly. For the third quarter of this calendar year, the company is looking to sell 12,000 cars (a small portion will be Model X) which is a 60% growth compared to the same period last year.