Tesla Model X Gets All-Wheel-Drive Only

While we were all ogling at the all-new Ford GT and the finally concrete Acura NSX, Tesla Motors was tweaking the recipe for one of its long-awaited four-wheeled entrants – the Model X. The EV firm's website now reveals a few key details about the upcoming electric crossover, and a setback for those of you that have plopped down a $5,000 deposit on the car.  First, the bad. Tesla has quietly pushed the Model X back to early 2016. The CUV was initially intended to hit the market in 2013, then 2014, and – until recently – the second half of 2015. A focus on Model S development and the Model X's complex "Falcon Wing" doors, which fold up and not out, are thought to play a large part in the delays. RELATED: Take a look at the all-new Chevrolet Bolt EV Concept Next, the good. Like the Model S, Tesla will offer the X with three different battery options: 60 kWh, 85 kWh, and 85 kWh Performance battery packs. However in the case of the Model X, power is driven to the ground exclusively through Tesla's dual-motor all-wheel-drive system, as a rear-drive option is not available. The lack of a single motor rear-drive Model X likely won't help buyers with their bottom line, more motors equal more dollars, though the dual-motor Model X ought to have adequate performance to offset the potential higher cost. The dual-motor Model S P85D nabs an EPA estimated 253 mile range, boasts 691 horsepower, and completes the sprint to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds. A Model X P85D ought to achieve similar levels of performance. RELATED: Check out more photos of the Tesla Model X Concept ____________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide

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