Tesla Model X Pics From The Wild

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Originally published on EV Obsession.

While the Tesla Model X has technically been released for over a month now, there aren’t actually all that many people that have received one yet, so some specifics of real-world use and aesthetics haven’t really been fully revealed yet.

On that note, many of the commenters on the Tesla Motors Club forum have been posting pictures of various Model X sightings around the country, thereby giving us a better idea of what the electric SUVs look like in everyday settings (and making it easier to spot them, presumably).

I remember when I first spotted a Model S. I was actually a bit surprised that it looked as nice as it did in person — it managed to catch my attention before I even realized what it was. I’m waiting to see if the Model X gives me the same impression in person — if nothing else though, I presume that the falcon doors will be interesting to see.

Here are some of the most interesting ones of the new Model X pics posted (with proper accreditation):

Thanks to “kstoverb” for this one:

Model X

Thanks to “littlebopark” for this:

Model X falcon doors

Thanks to “ngphotog” for this one:

Model x blue

Thanks to “dvchaw” for this one:

Red Model X

And thanks to “amac_runnin” for this one:

Model x

And here’s a short video:


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14 thoughts on “Tesla Model X Pics From The Wild

  • Still waiting for ours. Hard to keep waiting.

    • What # are you? Assuming they even fulfill the order sequentially how long do you think you will have to wait?

      When will Tesla be producing 500/week or more? Early 2016 or is the ramp up quicker then that?

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      • Aren’t they at that level now? Seems like they opened the second assembly line a couple of weeks ago.

        • I had thought so to but then they only delivered a few at the fancy event and not much word since. I do recall hearing something about ramping up until 2016 and then all the talk about supply problems with the 2nd row seating. It has been very quiet regarding X deliveries.

          • There’s a bit about it in one of those articles about Tesla’s financials call that we got so much pushback on:

            Despite these issues, the company is apparently expecting that the Model X will hit a steady production stride during Quarter 1 2016. The expectation is for averaged production and delivery numbers of 1,600 to 1,800 vehicles per week (Model S + Model X) beginning in 2016, as had been also indicated on a previous quarterly financials call.

            Here’s more from the recent shareholder letter:

            “We expect our average vehicle sales price to increase slightly in Q4 with more deliveries of highly optioned Model X vehicles. We expect Q4 Model S gross margin to improve sequentially, but initial Model X launch expenses and higher overhead and depreciation allocations will temporarily elevate total production costs in Q4. As a result, we expect non-GAAP Automotive gross margin to decline slightly from Q3. After Model X production stabilizes in Q1 2016, we expect Model X gross margin to improve rapidly and become comparable to Model S gross margin over the next several quarters, even as we launch a lower priced version of Model X with a smaller battery pack during 2016. Finally, we expect gross margin in Services and Other to remain positive, but to vary within a relatively wide band given the diversity of businesses reflected in this measure.”


            But you can get more insight and statements listening to the call:


      • I’m currently #2450 on the list, and have yet to receive the email telling me it’s my turn to configure…I feel like a guest at a wedding reception, waiting for the maitre de to tell me it’s my turn to hit the buffet line…I’m hungry!!!

        • Haha love the analogy. Good luck with your X, I can only imagine the excitement now that you are so close.

      • They hope to hit 1600 to 1800 a week in Q1 of 2016. That is the Model s and x combined.

        Order number 13,542. Will probably go for P90D so as to get it in 2 to 3 months after configuring.

    • Oh, man, must be a solid ache by now. 😛 Hope you get it soon. Good to hear that they just brought the 2nd-row seats in-house.

  • Back to the Future Day is Best Day.

  • love the car; but the doors are looking a little crazy

    • The doors look good for some types of fast deliveries where you don’t have to take one hand off of the package to close the door.
      Vancouver estimated delivery time of the Tesla X is late 2016.

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