Tesla Model X Spotted Testing in California

Tesla Model X Spotted Testing in California

The Tesla Model X has been caught testing on the streets of California yet again.

Reddit user Splido has shared some photos of a Model X prototype testing in Newark, California, and it appears that the American electric automaker is testing a possible latch failure on the unique Falcon doors, based on the gap seen lining up to the rear fender. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a white Model X testing, especially with the headlights and tail lights obscured by paint-matched covers. But those fearing that the Model X will have alignment or quality issues, worry not, as it’s fairly standard for automakers to test doors that aren’t latched all the way to see how they perform.

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Tesla is expected to begin deliveries of the Model X later this year after having been delayed several times. Last month, a black prototype was spotted driving around northern California with numerous sensors on its body, hinting that Tesla is further developing its autonomous driving technologies. The company reportedly has more than 24,000 reservations for the Model X, which was originally going to launch as a 2014 model year but will now be a 2016 model.

[Source: Reddit]

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