Elon Musk: Tesla Model X to be unveiled before Jan. Detroit Auto Show debut

According to Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, the company will unveil its Model X crossover ahead of its auto show debut at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show. That means we’ll get to see the new crossover Tesla before January 2012.

“The time is right to unveil the car,” said Musk. “I’ve seen the latest design for it and I’m very happy with it.”

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Musk said that the Model X, which is based on the same platform as the Model S and features the same powertrain, will blend the convenience of a minivan and an SUV. Musk has previously said that the Model X will ‘be the coolest SUV on the market.’

We’re looking forward to it Musk.

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.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoCar