Tesla Motors has brought a modestly updated version of the Model X to the Detroit Auto Show.

Tesla Motors has brought a modestly updated version of the Model X to the Detroit Auto Show.

Tesla is showing an almost production-ready variant of its electric SUV, ahead of its 2014 launch. It will be manufactured in Fremont, California and priced just about the same as the Model S. Visual changes compared to the black one we've seen before include the white paintwork and restyled alloy wheels.

Based on the Model S platform, the Model X has a flat battery pack mounted under the floorpan which helps maximize interior room as the cabin can accommodate seven adults in three rows. The highlight of the car will be its rear gullwing / falcon doors providing an easy access inside.

It will be sold with either a 60 kWh or an 85 kWh battery, with a similar range as the Model S. Tesla plans on selling 10,000 – 15,000 annually and they have already received orders for 500 units worth about 40M USD.

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