Tesla Model X
Tesla Model X is a mid-sized SUV that was launched by tesla motors on 9th February 2012 which came to notice due to falcon-wing doors for passenger access.
While the other cars are available in performance and long-range models this model X is only available in the long-range variant.
Starting its description with you would be surprised to know that it requires just 2.5 seconds to reach from 0 to 60 MPH. And with a range of 340 miles, it is a car which has one of the longest range in these types of Electric vehicles.
To our surprise, it can cover a quarter of a mile in just 9.9s which is very very fast for a hybrid car. Also, it’s a beast concerning power having a power of 1020 horsepower.
With high strength, model X is built from the ground up as ab electric vehicle. It has got Automatic Emergency Braking for zero extra cost. With its unique architecture and floor-mounted battery for great occupant protection and low rollover risk.
Talking about its autopilot, it has a rear, side, and front-facing cameras in 360 degrees for providing maximum visibility.
It has a 160 m front-facing radar which provides an excellent range of distant objects. Along with this, it has 12 ultrasonic sensors which help in preventing collisions from nearby cars and also helps in parking.
While the other cars are available in performance and long-range models this model X is only available in the long-range variant. It is a car having one of the quickest acceleration, it goes from 0 to 60 MPH in just 2.5 seconds.
As discussed earlier the car has an extraordinary range of 360 miles, which means that it can traverse 360 miles on one complete charge. Not only this but it can also go up to 175 miles when it’s charged for only 15 minutes. And with its 20000 superchargers placed all over the world on popular routes, you can always go wherever you want.
Coming to its interior, the company has provided a huge 17inch screen with a cinematic display, with a resolution of 2200*1300, which provides excellent responsiveness and left-right tilt.
With its simplistic design for the steering wheel, it does not have stalks or shifting enabling the driver to focus only on driving.
Apart from this, the car offers a spacious cabin with the world’s largest panoramic windshield and with a choice of 3 size seats that suits you.
Adding more to the entertainment, wireless gaming can be easily done in the car. With this, multi-device Bluetooth and wireless and type-c charging available for every passenger to charge the mobiles, tablets, and laptops makes it more premium.
To add up to all this, a 22-speaker 960-watt audio system with active noise cancellation offers the best in the class listening experience.
The exterior of the car is designed for efficiency, having taken into consideration its utility, it has the lowest drag coefficient of only 0.25 Cd, which makes it a perfectly aerodynamic vehicle. And not to forget the new design of the tires makes the car better in terms of handling and better ride comfort.
Coming to the specifications of the car, its battery, it is a long-range type battery, and it weighs about 5390 lbs in weight. It comes with 2 tire options of 22 inches and 20 inches and it has a tri-motor power train. Being an SUV it has a seating capacity of seating a total of 7 people. It has a peak power of 10120 horsepower with a top speed of 163 MPH which is quite fast for an SUV.
Pros and Cons of the Car
Now let’s talk about some of the pros and cons of this car.
Coming to the pros of this car, there are numerous like:
- Over the air updates: Updates that keep upcoming to make the car new every day.
- Smart air suspension: The adjustable ride height is much like that of other luxury vehicles, but being able to program it to automatically adjust in specific locations is a nice touch.
- Autopilot Makes Commuting More Tolerable: Tesla Autopilot is a “must-use” for busy commutes, it’s one of the best semi-autonomous systems on the market.
Coming to the cons:
- It’s not very agile: The Model X is heavy and can’t carve corners
- Rough ride quality: It doesn’t provide the cushioned ride of many rivals. However, Cars’ test vehicle had 22-inch skinny tires, which surely played a role.
- Unconventional blind-spot warning: Rather than having lights on the side mirrors, the Model X shows a blind-spot warning on the screen, which is less obvious.