0 Comments
Tesla Delays Model X SUV Launch Until 2014: Report Photo:
tesla_model-s_sedan_01.jpg Photo: tmr
2014_tesla_model_x_overseas_sketches_05 Photo: tmr
00_2012_tesla_model_s_production_07 Photo: tmr
00_2012_tesla_model_s_production_14a Photo: tmr
00_2012_tesla_model_s_production_04 Photo: tmr
tesla_model_x_screengrabs_05 Photo: tmr
tesla_model_x_teaser_01 Photo: tmr
2014_tesla_model_x_overseas_03 Photo: tmr
00_2012_tesla_model_s_production_06 Photo: tmr
Tesla Model X - Overseas Photo:
2014_tesla_model_x_overseas_sketches_04 Photo: tmr
00_2012_tesla_model_s_production_18 Photo: tmr
00_2012_tesla_model_s_production_08a Photo: tmr
00_2012_tesla_model_s_production_02 Photo: tmr
2014_tesla_model_x_overseas_07 Photo: tmr
2014_tesla_model_x_overseas_05 Photo: tmr
00_2012_tesla_model_s_production_10 Photo: tmr
tesla_model_x_screengrabs_08 Photo: tmr
tesla_model_x_screengrabs_11 Photo: tmr
2014_tesla_model_x_overseas_sketches_01 Photo: tmr
00_2012_tesla_model_s_production_15 Photo: tmr
00_2012_tesla_model_s_production_17a Photo: tmr
00_2012_tesla_model_s_production_03 Photo: tmr
tesla_model_x_screengrabs_03 Photo: tmr
2014_tesla_model_x_overseas_04 Photo: tmr
00_2012_tesla_model_s_production_11 Photo: tmr
tesla_model_x_screengrabs_06 Photo: tmr
tesla_model_x_screengrabs_09 Photo: tmr
2014_tesla_model_x_overseas_sketches_03 Photo: tmr
00_2012_tesla_model_s_production_14 Photo: tmr
00_2012_tesla_model_s_production_16 Photo: tmr
00_2012_tesla_model_s_production_01 Photo: tmr
2014_tesla_model_x_overseas_sketches_02 Photo: tmr
00_2012_tesla_model_s_production_09 Photo: tmr
tesla_model_x_screengrabs_02 Photo: tmr
tesla_model_x_screengrabs_10 Photo: tmr
2014_tesla_model_x_overseas_01 Photo: tmr
00_2012_tesla_model_s_production_05 Photo: tmr
tesla_model-s_sedan_04.jpg Photo: tmr
tesla_model_x_screengrabs_01 Photo: tmr
00_2012_tesla_model_s_production_17 Photo: tmr
00_2012_tesla_model_s_production_08 Photo: tmr
tesla_model_x_screengrabs_04 Photo: tmr
tesla_model_x_screengrabs_07 Photo: tmr
2014_tesla_model_x_overseas_06 Photo: tmr
00_2012_tesla_model_s_production_12 Photo: tmr
 
 
Malcolm Flynn | Mar, 14 2013 | 0 Comments

Tesla has reportedly pushed back the launch of its Model X crossover until 2014, one year later than originally planned.

Speaking with the LA Times, Tesla's Shanna Hendricks cites increased demand for the existing Model S sedan as the reason for the delay.

With sales of 20,000 units expected for 2012, the Model S’ apparent impact on the Model X’s release has come late in the crossover’s development program, casting some doubt that this is the sole reason for the delay.

The electric carmaker claims to have received over US$40 million (AU$38.8 million) worth of advanced orders for the Model X, and these interested parties will now have to wait a further 12 months to take delivery.

Tesla’s recent filing with the US Government's Securities and Exchanges Commission states, “We revealed a prototype of Model X in February 2012 and plan to begin production in late 2014.”

The statement continues: “Any significant delay in the design, manufacture and launch of Model X could materially damage our brand, business, prospects, financial condition and operating.”

Alaying concerns of a downturn in Tesla's profits however, Hendricks added: “We do not expect a material impact on our profitability in 2013 or 2014.”

Shown in prototype guise at the recent Detroit and Geneva motor shows, the Model S-based crossover will feature gullwing doors for rear passengers, and be available with either 60 or 85kWh lithium-ion battery systems.

Final technical details are yet to be revealed, but power is expected to be directed to all four wheels via a dual electric motor setup which will propel the Model X from 0-100km/h in 4.4 seconds.

The Model X is now set to commence production in late 2014, with US deliveries starting in early 2015.

 
TMR Comments
Latest Comments
 
The size of your tyre is located on the sidewall of your tyre.
It will be similar to the sample below.