The first details of the Tesla Model X have made their way online, via an online configurator available to select pre-order buyers.
The electric vehicle manufacturer’s first SUV will come in a high-end Signature trim, and buyers that have placed the required US$40,000 (AU$56,700) deposit to secure one are now able to view the vehicle online.
The info and images were shared online via the Tesla Owners Club of Norway Facebook page, and Tesla Motors Club forum.
The Model X Signature will feature a range of 386km from its 90kWh battery pack, and can sprint from 0-97km/h in 3.8 seconds, thanks to an all-wheel drive system comprising a 193kW motor for the front axle with a 375kW motor at the rear axle.
An extra US$10,000 (AU$14,190) adds a Ludicrous package that will see the 0-97km/h time reduced to a blistering 3.2 seconds.
Standard features across the Model X range include ‘Falcon Wing’ roof hinged rear doors with built in height detection sensors, a deployable rear spoiler, satellite navigation, parking sensors, autonomous emergency braking, blind spot warning, and automatic keyless entry.
Signature Series buyers will also receive third-row folding seats, individual bucket seating in the second row, a powered tailgate, heated and cooled leather seats, air suspension with GPS memory, ‘Autopilot’ with self parking and lane-steering, plus a premium audio system.
Some available options include a towing package, which includes a ‘tow mode’ software upgrade and can pull up to 5000 pounds (2267kg), and a sub-zero weather package with heated second and third row seats, a heated steering wheel, and heated windscreen washer nozzles.
Across the rest of the Model X range Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, has indicated via Twitter to expect a US$5000 premium over an equivalent Model S, owing to the Model X’s greater size and complexity.
He also indicated that the first customer deliveries are set to take place at the company’s Fremont, California factory on September 29.
First production cars will be handed over on Sept 29 at our Fremont factory— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 2, 2015
Australian customers can place a $6000 deposit now to secure a Model X, with deliveries set to begin during the third quarter of 2016.
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