A Closer Look At The Tesla Model X

This summer the Tesla Model X is set to debut, though nobody is completely sure exactly what it will look like yet. So far all we’ve had to go off of are a few spy pictures and a video of what we’re pretty sure was a Model X doing some serious acceleration testing. Thanks to an eager-eyed Tesla fan, we now have our closest look at the Model X yet.

Filmed around Palo Alto, California, which is close to Tesla’s Fremont headquarters, this brief video provides the best look at the Model X yet. While it still wears plenty of camouflage, including over the grille, taillights, and headlights, much of the Model X remains uncovered, revealing a vehicle that pretty much meets our design expectations.

It is, however, more low-slung than I remember though, giving the electric crossover a more coupe-like appearance than many competitors. You can also see that it uses the same pop-out door handles as the Model S, and despite Musk’s best efforts, it looks like Tesla had to replace the video camera side mirrors with actual side mirrors. Those side mirrors don’t appear to have hurt acceleration any though, as after a few seconds of being filmed, the Model X driver quietly-but-quickly accelerates away, just before the video ends. Must be the P85D Tesla testing, which as we’ve shown compares more than favorably with many other luxury crossovers.

We have to wait just a few more months before the Model X makes its official, worldwide debut. I wonder what sorts of surprises Musk has in store?


Christopher DeMorro

A writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMIs, can be found wrenching or writing- or else, he's running, because he's one of those crazy people who gets enjoyment from running insane distances.