Tesla: New Model X Orders To Be Fulfilled 'Well Into 2016'
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.
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.
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.
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.
You might be right. maybe they re getting them right the first time at least with the econo cars.