Details of the new and updated Tesla models launching in Australia in 2015.
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Model X

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 3.4 seconds with the Ludicrous Mode upgrade.

It won’t be the only model offered, with a less performance-oriented version – the 90D – also set to be offered initially. Range for the 90D is set to be claimed at 470km for the most battery-efficient model.

Those model names are familiar from the Model S, and the X shares the same platform and battery/motor layout as that car. Aside from the SUV-style body, the Model X introduces the Falcon Wing doors and on the optioned-up Signature Edition models, 22-inch wheels are fitted.

Being an SUV there is extra practicality to call upon, with seven forward-facing seats offering room for “seven adults and all of their gear”.

Pricing isn’t yet confirmed for Australia, though it is likely to carry a premium over the Model S. Stay tuned for our launch review of the car in the third quarter of 2016.