Tesla Readies New Model X Crossover, Plans Other Models
Tesla is making a big name for themselves. As if the Model S and and Roadster weren’t enough, the battery-powered company is planning to introduce more models to their lineup: the Model X, as they plan to call it, will be an electric crossover based on the same architecture as developed by Lotus, the Versatile Vehicle Architecture (VVA). The VVA is an all-aluminum platform shared by contemprary Lotuses (Loti?), but its ability to be resized makes it perfect for both the Model X, their sedan, the Model S, an upcoming three-row SUV, as well as a coupe, to complete the metaphor of multiplying like cell biology.
The Model X is the will be an all-electric crossover with AWD capabilities, and is the vehicle after the Model S most likely to be constructed. The Roadster, Tesla’s first and most well-known product, was considered by one engineer to be a “proof of concept,” a way for the company to demonstrate its capabilities, but its production is scheduled to end soon. The Models S and X will be the real money makers for the small company, while the SUV and coupe are still years off. Let’s hope Tesla won’t bite off more than it can chew.
[Source: Car and Driver]
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