Tesla Model X information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the electric crossover from Silicon Valley. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s reviews, news, scoops and features on the Model X car range.
The Model X is the third modern-era Tesla, following on from 2008’s Elise-alike Roadster and the more recent Model S electric sports limousine. This one’s taller, higher, more SUV-like - with dramatic gullwing ‘Falcon doors’ and space for five or, as an option, seven seats. For more information on the Model X, click on our further stories on the links below.
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Tesla unveiled the Model X in September 2015 and right-hand drive UK sales started earlier in 2017. Company founder Elon Musk is confident the new Tesla SUV will shake up the crossover segment in the same way that he's disrupted sports cars and saloons. Much of the technology and underlying architecture is shared with the Model S; there are two electric motors in models badged D to provide all-wheel drive, a Ludicrous Speed Upgrade mode which trims the 0-62mph time to a bonkers 3.2sec and seating for seven over three rows. And those ‘Falcon’ handclap doors not only add to the drama - they’re designed to ease access to the rear pews and are intelligent enough to sense the roof of your garage and stop just short of bumping the ceiling. Neat… To drive, the Tesla Model X is very similar to the Model S, with a quiet refinement, punchy performance and a knock-out interior.
The one we’d buy
The one we’d avoid like the plague
None really: choose the model to match your likely commute and budget
Rivals to consider
Disruptive intelligence, performance on offer, clean emissions, cool, modern interior
Still pricey, quality not quite up there in some details