Report: Tesla Model X SUV will be small, but will offer minivan space

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Earlier last month, Tesla Motor CEO Elon Musk was pretty vocal about the upcoming Tesla Model X SUV, a prototype of which is expected to debut later this year.

According to Edmunds’ Green Car Advisor, the Tesla Model X SUV will be the size of typical compact SUV but will have the interior space of a full-size passenger minivan. Tesla told the publication that the Model X will be aimed at people who love compact to mid-size SUVs but want a third of seat and the cargo space found in minivans.

Production of the Tesla Model X SUV is expected to start in 2014, two years after the Model S sedan enters production. Musk said that the Model X will be the coolest SUV on the market.

Power for the Model X is expected to come from the same setup in the Tesla Model S sedan.

Refresher: The Tesla Model S sedan can be recharged from any 120v, 208v or 240v outlet. Depending on which Model S trim-level you chose, the all-electric sedan will provide you with a total range of 160, 230 or 300 miles per charge. 0 to 60 comes in just 5.6 seconds with a top speed that is limited to 130 mph. Pricing is expected to come in at $49,900 after a federal tax credit of $7,500. A $5,000 reservation fee is required but is refundable.

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– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoObserver