The highly-awaited Tesla Model X electric SUV has unofficially marked its presence in India for the first time. The company is yet to decide its plans on the India launch. However, the unit you see in the pictures that have been sourced by Automobili Ardent: Petrolhead Lifestyle, has been reportedly imported by someone in Mumbai. Tesla cars are being manufactured at the brand’s production facility at Freemont in the United States. Coming to the most interesting part that is performance, the Tesla Model X electric SUV can do a 0 to 100 kmph sprint in a matter of just 2.9 seconds. The said acceleratyion is quite manic for an electric car and this can be achieved on the P100D trim. This becomes possible with the help of two electric motors that have been mounted on each axle. While the base model witnesses a combined maximum power output of 259 hp for both the motors, the performance-biased trim gets 259 hp at the front along with a 503 hp at the rear. Talking of torque, the number is quite impressive at a whopping 967 Nm.
The Tesla Model X SUV is offered in three variants that go by the name 75D, 100D and P100D. The most exciting feature of the top end P100D trim is the ludicrous mode that escalates the car from 0 to 100 kmph in just 2.9 seconds as already mentioned. On the other hand, the Tesla Model X P75D version takes 4.9 seconds to do the same sprint. The model that you see in the picture is reportedly the said variant only and it offers a range of 381 kms upon a full charge. However, for the Model X P100D version, the company claims a total range of 474 kms and it has an electronically restricted top speed of 250 kmph.
Another interesting highlight of the Tesla Model X is the fancy Falcon doors that open and close in a vertical manner. The car shares its underpinnings with the Model S sedan. The interiors of the Tesla Model X look futuristic, thanks to the presence of multiple touchcreens. Bluetooth wireless technology along with over-the-air are other highlights. The Tesla Model X electric SUV gets LED headlamps with cornering lights, air suspension system enabled with GPS and an all-wheel drive system.
The prices for the Tesla Model X start at USD 73,800 internationally and reaches up till USD 1,28,300 for the top-of-the-line variant. As the particular model has arrived in India via the CBU (Completely Built Unit) route, its owner must have spent over Rs 1 crore to park the car in his garage. Only thing that remains to be seen is how long will Tesla take to enter the country, officially.
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