Tesla Model X Will Come AWD Only, Cost More than Model S

Tesla Model X Will Come AWD Only, Cost More than Model S

Tesla CEO Elon Musk let slip a few more details about the automaker’s upcoming electric SUV, the Model X.

The CEO mentioned specifically that the Model X will be available only with an all-wheel-drive setup, rather than being offered in a base rear-wheel-drive configuration as previously believed.

Additionally, due to the standard all-wheel-drive system Musk explained that the Model X will be slightly more expensive than the company’s Model S luxury sedan.

These comments came to light while he was speaking at the grand opening of a Tesla store in London, England. The Model X is the brand’s first SUV and is expected to hit a broader audience due to its more family-friendly proportions. Two electric motors will send power to the vehicle’s wheels, one for each axle.

The company is planning to officially unveiled the vehicle in 2014; first drives and deliveries should happen in the later months of the year.

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