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Tesla Model X

(2016 - present)

The Tesla Model X is a large SUV/crossover with seating for up to seven people. It was launched in Europe in 2016 and, like all Teslas, is driven by an electric motor powered by a battery pack.

The Model X has received consistently positive reviews from the UK motoring media, although it hasn’t had any directly comparable rivals as points of reference for most of its time on sale. In the last couple of years, other electric SUVs like the Audi e-tron and Jaguar i-Pace have arrived on the scene.

It has received particular praise for its performance, minimalist styling and innovative ‘Falcon’ wing rear door design, however it has been criticised for not matching the build quality of other cars in its price range.

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Body style: Large SUV/crossover
Powertrain: electric motor and batteries
Price: From £82,700 on-road

Launched: Summer 2016
Last updated: Summer 2019
Replacement due: TBA


Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media

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Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: December 2019









Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The Tesla Model X has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.

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