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CarAdvice Podcast episode 13: Jeep design boss chat, Model X SUV priced, right-lane hogs, and much more

Welcome to episode 13 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, it's Paul Maric and Mandy Turner discussing the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market. As always, expect shenanigans...

2017 Tesla Model X 60D: Australian launch pricing confirmed

Initial Australian pricing for the 2017 Tesla Model X SUV has been announced today, starting with the Model X 60D. That entry model will be joined by more powerful variants that will include the 75D, 90D, P90D and P90D with Ludicrous Mode. As with the existing Model S sedan, those numbers and letters represent battery energy capacity, all-wheel drive (D for 'dual motor', one at each axle) and P for performance...

Tesla unsure if Autopilot involved in second crash

UPDATE, JULY 22: And now, a good-news story on Tesla's Autopilot. Elon Musk has tweeted a letter from a Model S owner that describes his belief that Autopilot saved the life of a pedestrian he nearly hit.  US authorities are investigating the crash of a Tesla Model X in Pennsylvania, with the driver claiming that the semi-autonomous Autopilot system was active at the time...

Tesla's new Sydney store has your first local close-up of the Model X SUV

Deliveries of the Tesla Model X are due to begin by the end of the year, and a little bit of what's in store for buyers is now on show at Tesla's new flagship location in Sydney. The all-electric luxury SUV will be available with a white interior trim, as well as 20-inch silver wheels or 22-inch black wheels. (Hit the Photos tab above for more images...

Tesla Model X production hampered by ‘hubris', admits company

Production of the Tesla Model X has been hampered by what the company claims is “hubris” and cramming “far too much new technology” into a new vehicle. Despite the hype and apparent enthusiasm of Tesla loyalists, there aren’t many Model X crossovers on the road today. In the last four months of 2015 just 208 Model X crossovers were delivered to customers...

Blogger has Tesla Model X order cancelled by Elon Musk

Tesla's CEO, Elon Musk, has personally cancelled a "super rude" customer's order for a Tesla Model X after a scathing blog post. Stewart Alsop, a frequent blogger and commenter on Medium, wrote a post titled "Dear @ElonMusk: You should be ashamed of yourself" on September 30 criticising the company's launch event for the Model X...

2016 Tesla New Cars

Details of the new and updated Tesla models launching in Australia in 2015.   Tesla Model X – Q4 The first SUV from the electric car brand will commence local deliveries in the latter part of 2016. The Tesla Model X has already been revealed internationally, and the start-up rightly claims this SUV will be the quickest car of its type on the planet, with the P90D model claiming a 0-100km/h time of as little as 3...

Tesla Model X falcon wing doors use ultrasonic sensors to operate in tight spaces

At the launch of the new Tesla Model X SUV, the company demonstrated the car's falcon wing doors and gave a few more details about how it operates. In the video above, from the car's official launch, the Model X is wedged tightly between an Audi Q7 and an American Honda Odyssey...

Tesla Model X revealed ahead of Australian debut: 7 seats, 3.2 seconds to 60mph

Visionary technology billionaire Elon Musk has at last pulled the wraps from the new 2016 Tesla Model X SUV at a special event in California today. Musk also used the big moment to mark the opening of sales in the US, with the first six buyers taking delivery at the event. An Australian debut is set to occur in the second half of 2016, likely around July or August...

Tesla Model X falcon wing doors filmed in action before debut

Last week, just days from its official launch, a couple spotted and filmed a Tesla Model X in action. The video above was shot by YouTube user Susan Le, and seems to have been filmed in the San Francisco Bay Area...

Tesla Model X Founder Series won by Sydney mum

A Sydney mum has become the lucky recipient of a 2016 Tesla Model X Founder Series model after winning a referral program run by Tesla Motors in Australia that began in August. The referral program, which was run around the world and divided into three world segments (Asia Pacific, North America and Europe), gave current Tesla owners the opportunity to invite people to receive a $1000 discount on their new purchase through a referral link...

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