Last night Tesla unveiled its third model, the 2014 Model X crossover, which is based on the same platform as the upcoming Model S sedan. Tesla says that the Model X was designed to blend the best of an SUV with the benefits of a minivan.
The Tesla Model X has three rows of seats, room for up to seven passengers and comes with two rear doors that Tesla is calling “Falcon Wings.” Tesla says that the Falcon Wings are perfect for tight parking spots because they open up, instead of out like a traditional door.
The Model X shares its platform with the Model S and will come in three drivetrain configurations: rear-wheel-drive, dual motor all-wheel-drive and the performance dual motor all-wheel-drive model. The Model X will be offered with a 60 or 85 kWh battery. Tesla claims that the standard Model X will reach 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds with the performance model being even quicker.
Tesla has already started taking reservations for the Model X, which will arrive in early 2014. It’s final pricing is expected to be close to the Model S, which starts at $49,900 after the $7,500 federal tax credit.