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The car has very aptly named Falcon Wing doors, that swing outwards and upwards, quite unique, with the advantage of a much easier entry to the second and third-row seats. However, the disadvantage is you can't open the doors in tight or confining parking spaces or put a roof rack on top, and in heavy snow, the doors might end up dumping a ton of the frozen stuff all over the interior if not cleared off first.
The Model X does promise thrilling performance, as well as some sexy “look at me” styling and the knowledge of knowing you're not adding to the global climate problem, well, at least not directly anyway.
As of 2019, Tesla has dropped the 75D, 100D and P100D models and renamed them Standard, Long Range and Performance. Range has been enhanced and the upgraded Autopilot feature also gets additional features.
The 2019 Model X Standard can travel 250 miles on a single charge, whilst the Long Range model bumps the distance up to 325 miles and the Performance model manages 305 miles. Charging times at a Tesla Supercharging station takes about 45-60 minutes for a full charge from 10%.
Price wise, the Model X Standard retails at $83,000 & includes; full-time all-wheel drive, adaptive air suspension, Autopilot, which enables the car to steer, accelerate and brake, a panoramic glass windscreen, 17” touch-screen panel with voice control, mobile apps control, power front seats, heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel, heated side mirrors, heated washer nozzles, a wiper blade defroster, self presenting and closing front and rear doors, a rear backup camera, dual-zone climate control, LED headlights, LED fog lights, navigation, faux leather seating, a HEPA air filtration system, a 17speaker sound system, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and power operated rear Falcon Wing doors. Driver assists include automatic emergency braking, forward-collision warning and blind-spot warning. Seating is for five passengers, with the option to upgrade to six or even seven passengers. There's also an advanced $5,000 Autopilot upgrade that allows the car to navigate, auto lane change & auto park and summon itself.
In late 2019, the system will recognize and respond to stop signs and traffic lights, as well as drive itself in city centre traffic. This system also includes a full self-driving computer that can be upgraded as laws and regulations change to allow for fully autonomous driving. Other options include a number of wheel designs, paint colours and interior colours.
The Model X Long Range retails at $93,000 and adds a longer driving range (325 versus 250 miles) as well as a slightly faster zero to 60 mph time (4.4 seconds versus 4.6 seconds). At the very top of the range, the Model X Performance retails at $104,000 offering a slightly lower range (305 miles) but with a 0-to-60 mph time of 3.4 seconds and for an additional $20,000, buyers can go for Ludicrous mode, which makes the Model S even faster, dropping the 0-to-60 mph to an impressive 2.7 seconds.
The Model X warranty covers eight years or unlimited miles on the battery and drive unit, while the rest of the car comes with a four year/50,000-mile limited warranty.
Although many buyers will claim it's all about going green and saving the planet, the immediate rush of speed is one of the real reasons people rave about the Model X. Most people will be quite content with the Standard model that comes with just about everything you'll need in a electric car and the 250-mile range should be more than sufficient for most, however those who worry about running out of power can pay an the extra $10,000 for the Long Range version.
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