Tesla Model X Windshield Will Be Supersplendulous


No, “supersplendulous” is not a word. Yes, the Model X windshield inspired me to coin the term “supersplendulous,” which I imagine nobody else will use, making my use of the term “coin” a bit illogically pompous and self-important, but getting back on topic….

The Model X windshield is so nice that it would make me consider an oversized SUV (which I’d typically never want) over the fabulous Model S… if only the delivery time weren’t next summer. Here’s a slim preview:

Tesla Model X windshield

Okay, that gives you the idea, but we admittedly can’t see a lot in that rendering. TMC forum member “scottf200” helpfully shared that the Vauxhall Astra had a somewhat similar windshield, and taking a look at pics (including some fake-ish ones) of it may help us to picture what the Model X will be like:

Vauxhall Astra Vauxhall Astra 3 Vauxhall Astra 1 Vauxhall Astra 2

This quick clip of the Citröen C3 with another similar windshield provides even more perspective:


Can hardly wait to see the Model X windshield in person and from the inside.

For more Model X fun, see:

Tesla Model X Acceleration vs Competing SUVs (+ More Spy Pics)

Tesla Model X Design Studio Images & Specs Leaked

How Will The 2nd-Row Model X Seats Work? (2 Ideas)

Tesla Model X Price, & Model 3 Plan — Elon Musk Has To Inform Lame

Yet More Model X Pics & Videos! (Even Better Ones)

Best-Looking Tesla Model X Pic Yet? (+ 2 More)

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  • Doug Meserve

    Not sure I like the idea of a non-optional sunroof, which is what this effectively is for the driver. How does that skinny visor keep the sun out of your eyes, without having to adjust it constantly?

    • WeaponZero

      Automatic sun tracking visor. (ok I made that up, but with Tesla you never know)

  • Alex

    It will be very popular with birdwatchers, astronomers and storm chasers.

  • Shane 2

    Car interiors catch too much sunlight already.

  • That would just not work in the summer here in Vegas.

  • Ivor O’Connor

    The rear view mirror looks out of place in the middle of that huge windshield. I also can’t help but wonder how much it will cost to replace a cracked windshield.

    I’m getting the feeling these huge windshields will start getting all sorts of extras we can’t currently imagine and end up costing thousands.

    • Ronald Brakels

      It on a car which cost quarter of a house in Sydney or four nice Hobbit Holes in New Zealand, so for the people who buy this car its coolness factor will probably outweight its less practical aspects.

  • Ronald Brakels

    I presume there is something to limit the amount of sun getting in for people in Australia and other high insolation areas. And maybe it is smart enough to drive itself into the shade.

    • QKodiak

      Anti-glare polarized sunglasses?