Tesla Model X Coming In 3-4 Months… Allegedly

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon

X may finally give it to consumers: The Tesla Model X is set to hit showrooms within three to four months, per CEO Elon Musk.

The deliveries are keeping in line with the timeline Tesla set up for the $70,000 electric crossover, Bloomberg says, coming almost a year after the original 2014 deadline passed. Musk told attendees at the company’s annual shareholders meeting Tuesday the Model X would be “a better SUV than the Model S is a sedan,” adding he was driving the most recent prototype assembled.

Over half of the X’s potential owners — some of whom have been waiting three years to bring one home — are predominantly women based on current orders, contrasting with the mostly male consumer base for both the S and the discontinued Roadster, and keeping on-trend with the overall popularity of crossovers among female consumers.

The Model X will have the all-electric game to itself for a few years before other competitors arrive to play. Both Audi and BMW have announced plans to build electric crossovers of its own, with the former arriving first in 2018 after a debuting a concept version during the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show in September.

[Photo credit: Tesla/ Facebook]

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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  • An innocent man An innocent man on Jun 10, 2015

    So is Christmas, give or take.

  • Anomaly149 Anomaly149 on Jun 10, 2015

    "Step right up folks! I have here a genuine bridge over the Detroit River, and one of YOU can have it for the unbelievably low price of fifty-thousand dollars!" Musk really is many decades after his time.

    • SCE to AUX SCE to AUX on Jun 11, 2015

      Not sure why you say that. Actual, real Model Xs have been on the streets of California for months.

  • Ihatejalops Ihatejalops on Jun 11, 2015

    I don't understand the doors thing? It's not worth the delay so you can have stupid doors and can't get in or out in tight spaces. But whatever. Plus, they look hard to reach, so if you're customers are women, wouldn't closing make it tough unless they're automatic? With all those amazing coders out there, wouldn't they have quickly realized that women are the primary purchasers of SUV's. I thought they're the most brilliant people making the most vapid apps that don't make money. Can't wait until the first incident that leaves a family stranded because the battery died. Running out of Gas is your fault since fill up easy; charging your battery is a bit tougher.

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    • Luke42 Luke42 on Jun 11, 2015

      I speculate that the Model S has been selling just fine, so they weren't in any hurry to get the X out the door. The Falcon wing door is an attempt to have the utility of a minivan's sliding door without the stigma. Swinging doors suck and, as someone who's manned it to the reality of driving a minivan, I'm not going back. It's hard to give up that kind of practicality. I can appreciate what they're trying to do, and it's the kind of thing you have to do in order to build something that Toyota doesn't already do better... Which is the problem that happens when you compare most luxury cars to the practical demands o daily life.

  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Jun 11, 2015

    I picture him saying this, and there's a skeptical mother in the audience who is on the list for one. She narrows her eyes, and turns to her friend saying "Hmm... supposably."