Tesla Model X rides on the version of the platform which
underpins the Model S sedan but it has the shape of the SUV and
provides a quite functional interior. The SUV-like look and
standard all-wheel drive system, unfortunately, doesn’t mean
SUV’s utility, but this model boasts impressive drive range and
comes in performance version.
Tesla recently reduced the prices of the lower-spec versions
due to the improved production efficiency but high-performing
versions are more expensive. Tesla is also applying the changes
and updates on its models on the fly and doesn’t do it like
other automakers by following the model years. So, it’s hard to
say what would be the changes on the 2018 Tesla Model X but
expect revised trim features, new wheel options and upgraded
2018 Tesla Model X: Styling
The 2018 2018 Tesla Model X won’t change much on its outside.
The model continues with the familiar shape and styling
elements but fresh details like the new wheel and color options
will be on the offer.
The model will feature familiar corporate face combined with
the narrow LED headlights and sculpted bumper.
The profile has pronounced character line running below the
door hinges. The front doors open conventionally while the rear
feature so-called “falcon doors” design.
The Tesla model X also has the massive panoramic sunroof and
canted rear glass. The standard wheels are 20-inch alloys and
as the option comes 22-inch units.
Inside, the Tesla Model X is exceptionally quiet and seats will
provide long ride comfort. The front passengers will also have
plenty of space while the head room in the second row is also
good. Tesla’s model will also include nice materials like the
leather and suede combined with the wood and matte silver
The model will again return in five-, six- and seven seat
configurations and with the standard all-wheel drive.
All Model X will also include a 17-inch touchscreen with
navigation, air suspension, heated front seats, keyless entry,
power liftgate, an array of advanced safety systems, etc.
The safety will be provided by 12 airbags, rearview camera,
lane departure warning, blind-spot warning, automatic emergency
braking, Tesla’s Autopilot system, etc.
The options will include additional heaters, premium sound
system, upgraded upholstery, an upgraded charger and so on.
2018 Tesla Model X: Performance
When it comes to the performance and mileage, the 2018 Tesla
Model X will return in several configurations. All models will
be the all-wheel drive which is denoted with D in their name.
The number stands for the battery capacity.
The 75D model has 75 kWh battery which provides the range of
237 miles and the 60-mph sprint in 6 seconds. The 90-kWh
battery in the 90D version improves the range to 257 miles
while the 60mph time drops to 4.8 seconds. The range of 295
miles is reachable with the 100D model and its 100-kWh battery.
However, if you are ready to trade a few miles for the better
performance, the P100D model can hit 60 mph in just 2.9
seconds. It still can reach 289 miles.
2018 Tesla Model X: Availability, Price
The new 2018 Tesla Model X will stay close to the current price
range. The 75D and 90D models will cost around $82, 500 and
$93, 500 respectively. The model with the 100-kWh battery will
be available from $99, 500. However, the performance version
will cost about $145, 000.