The futuristic automakers, Tesla, has always been a notch up among their competition when it comes to all kinds of electric hybrid vehicles. The have proved this again by introducing the Model V SUV. The brand has claimed it to be the safest and fastest sport utility vehicle in the history. It doesn’t just come with just eco-friendly features and technology, but also has a noteworthy horsepower and top speed. The Tesla Model X SUV is ready to take the roads with a storm.
Here we will discuss the main features of the 2016 Tesla Model X in detail including its exterior and interior design, its performance and other specifications.
The Exterior Design of the Tesla Model X SUV
Tesla Model X SUV is dubbed to be the most aerodynamic SUV that is made by the automobile brand. Unlike some of the hybrid vehicles, the body of this SUV is made entirely from aluminum in order to make it lightweight and enhance its aerodynamic features. Furthermore, boron steel elements are used to secure the body, which in turn gives the Model X an edgier look. Additionally, the windshield of this particular SUV is manufactured with materials that acts as a safety glass from infrared and UV rays. The windows have a frameless structure that adds to its sleek exterior look.
One of the most noticeable feature is the placement of the door handles. The rear door handles are placed at left side, joining the handles of the front door. Furthermore, they are engraved inside the structure to lessen the air resistance of the car.
The doors are basically Falcon Wing Doors. They just need a foot of clearance on either side to open even in the most tightly spaced traffic or parking. These big doors provide easy and comfortable access to the back four seats.
Compared to other hybrid cars and SUVs, Tesla Model X has a 0.24 drag coefficient, which is 20% lower to the rest. As a result has 20% better aerodynamic features than the rest of the hybrid cars. With higher aerodynamic features come the need for more control and stability. The rear active spoiler gives the SUV most needed stability and efficiency.
The Interior of the Tesla Model X
The interior of the SUV is quite spacious, having the capacity of seating 7 passengers comfortably at a time. The seats are arranged in three rows all of them having ample leg space while the third has under the seat storage. The second and third row of seats have the feature of pushed down to maximize cargo space.
The cargo story does not end here. The Model X SUV also allows the owner to add a hitch mounted accessory to carry some extra and heavy. The towing capacity of the Tesla Model X is a staggering 5,000 pounds.
The whole interior has dark ash wood accents that are featured in the hand wrapped synthetic and microfiber leather. Other than that, there are three leather colours to choose from; the Ultra White, Tan and Black. There is also a three spoke leather wrapped steering wheel that holds controls for the in-built entertainment.
There is also a panoramic windshield that allows optimum visibility of the road ahead. The party does not end at the back only. The front seats come with heating capability with memory and 14 way power adjustable settings. In terms of other technological features, it houses 17″ capacitive touchscreen is the new updated 8.0 system with all vehicle controls and entertainment materials and a nine speaker stereo system with FM/HD radio of 240 watt.
The Performance of the Tesla Model X
The new Tesla hybrid SUV is an all-wheel drive that ensures maximum power. Being an electric car, it houses a liquid-cooled powertrain with 2 asynchronous AC motors, battery, gear boxes and drive inverters. It has a Lithium-Ion 75 kWh or 90 kWh microprocessor controlled battery.
When talking about the range this electric vehicle it can travel on one single charge, the Tesla Model X is capable of going 289 to 300 miles in range at one time. It is recorded to reach from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds. This is the shortest time an electric hybrid SUV has reach 60 mph from stand still.
It has 532 horsepower and a top speed of 130 mph. The Model X has 1-speed direct-drive transmission and has a fuel efficiency of 89 mpg in the city and 90 mpg on the highway.
Safety Features and Charging Capabilities
The new Tesla Model X has a 12 V outlet that can be plugged into 48 amp single phase onboard charger that is supercharged enabled. This supercharger allows the Model X to be fully charged under 10 minutes for 300 miles.
When it comes to safety features, the Model X has not shied away from some standard and advanced features. These include cruise control, automatic emergency braking, collision avoidance, 12 air bags, driver seat position sensor, rollover crash sensor, rear door child safety latches, immobilizer system and anti-theft alarm.
Price of Tesla Model X in the UAE
For all the hybrid car enthusiast residing in the UAE, who were desperately waiting for an amazing and an innovative addition to the hybrid car family, they are in for a treat. The 2016 Tesla Model X is one of the latest electric hybrid vehicles that is available in the UAE, at a price of AED 779,000.