Tesla: New Model X Orders To Be Fulfilled 'Well Into 2016'

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon

Planning to order a Model X before doing battle on Black Thanksgiving? You may be waiting until Black Thanksgiving 2016 before yours arrives in the driveway, red bow attached.

Jalopnik reports a letter sent by Tesla to those already on the early adoption list that the Model X will come with the D’s dual-motor, all-wheel drive system, that the EV SUV would be the first of its kind to have towing capability, and that those who are signing up to own or lease an X will be waiting well into 2016 before they finally turn up; the first models are due in driveways Q3 2015, for comparison.

For now, the company is beta-testing the X in its factory, with crash testing due in the future. Tesla is also working with “the best rack and accessory companies in the world to have elegant carrying solutions” for the SUV, as its optional tow hitch can also accommodate ski and bike racks with little effect on aerodynamics.

Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • Dan R Dan R on Nov 26, 2014

    Anyone over 5ft will have to stoop to get in. Part of the cachet no doubt. Looks like a Jaguar XF/AM from the back, like everything else.

    • Vulpine Vulpine on Nov 26, 2014

      @Dan R: Obviously you've either missed or ignored the statements that a 6-foot person can easily stand under those doors getting in and out, making entry and exit much easier than those 'flappy door' models that almost force you to crawl into them.

  • Wmba Wmba on Nov 26, 2014

    Sloppy writing. Again. " For now, the company is beta-testing the X in its factory, which will undergo crash testing in the future." So, pray tell, when is the factory going to be crash-tested? I thought factories were exempt. A seventh grade grammar mistake back in my day. Today, who knows in the social media age. Perhaps the inability to express oneself clearly is taken for granted.

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    • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Dec 01, 2014

      @Cameron Aubernon My complaint is that the second paragraph is one very long, very complex sentence. It was so long I forgot the subject and had to read it over again.

  • Bocatrip Bocatrip on Nov 26, 2014

    I sure hope Tesla can produce a car that will be that "exceptional" with all the hype it is getting. To get a new car right the first time is a difficult feat. Lexus was able to do it with their 1990 LS400, but I haven't seen it happen very often since.

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    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater Dr. Kenneth Noisewater on Nov 26, 2014

      That wasn't really a 'first time' now was it? How many other vehicles had Toyota designed and manufactured leading up to its development of the Lexus brand? Tesla's first in-house designed car EVER has been, for the most part, pretty frickin brilliant, and a much more significant achievement for a car company IMO. Can't wait for the Model X to come out, if only so Model S CPOs become more plentiful and affordable.

  • Bocatrip Bocatrip on Nov 26, 2014

    You might be right. maybe they re getting them right the first time at least with the econo cars.