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Tesla Model X

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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.

Key specifications

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: Autumn 2021

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MEDIA REVIEWS

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

The Car Expert

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Autocar

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Car

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Carbuyer

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Company Car Today

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Daily Mail

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Green Car Guide

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Honest John

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Parkers

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The Telegraph

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Which?

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SAFETY RATING

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: December 2019

98%

ADULT OCCUPANT

81%

CHILD OCCUPANT

72%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

94%

SAFETY ASSIST

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.

Awards

Trophies, prizes and awards that the Tesla Model X has received

2021

  • What Car? Awards – Best Large Electric Car for Big Families

2020

  • What Car? Electric Car Awards – Best Electric Seven-Seater

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