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Model X Design and Headlights

Model X Design and Headlights

Hey guys. I've been hearing a lot of my friends talking about the Model X, and in particular was the design. To be frank, I'm a Tesla advocate and I love what Musk has for Tesla. I have the P85D and it's better than anything I've driven to be frank. Now, I'm thinking of pre-ordering the Model X soon, and I honestly don't care about the falcon wing doors. I mean, yes, the doors do make a big impression and it's good, but there's a big problem I have with the overall shape and profile of the Model X. From my honest perspective, the Model X looks like some kind of an Acura......not against Acura or Tesla but it doesn't look good enough for it's tech, functionality, and price. The Model S looks way better than the X. S makes me think a GT car like an Audi RS7 or a BMW M6, but the X just looks like an Acura - honestly hate that. I want to ask you people out there and see what you guys think of the design.

Another thing - headlights. Does anyone know if the Model X will offer LED headlights? I've heard a lot of debates about this recently and I'm a little curious about this. Really would love to hear something about this.

Thanks guys.

vandacca | 15. April 2015

Wait for Q3-2015. The final production version of the Model-X may surprise you.

grant10k | 15. April 2015

We don't really know what the design looks like besides the general shape. All the cars we've seen are 3 year old prototypes or test mules covered in wrap and possibly fitted with misleading body panels.

Svenssons | 15. April 2015

Model S looks better than Model X because we compare a production car with a prototype/alpha version. Prototype of Model S was not as good looking as Model S is today. Wait a couple of months to presentation of the production version of Model X.

Brian H | 17. April 2015

Also, sedan vs SUV/crossover. A much more utilitarian set of constraints for the latter.

carlgo2 | 17. April 2015

Laser headlights are the only way to go. All else is old and obsolete now. Tesla should skip LED and go straight to laser. They can tie into the sensors to illuminate specific objects or spaces, and to not vaporize oncoming cars (although an app for selective vaporization would be popular).

Put me in the camp that thinks it would be no surprise if the final version looks somewhat different than the test cars driving around. Those weird gaps mean something is up.

Falcon doors will stay. I'd like them front and rear actually, or just one whole lift-up side.

timf2001 | 17. April 2015

Laser headlights like those described by carlgo2 aren't legal in the United States, nor does there appear to be any significant movement to get them legalized. We'll likely see cameras replacing the rear-view mirrors long before advanced headlights, even though the technology sounds more intriguing.

nelsonc | 18. April 2015

Funny. I could live with the current Honda minivan look of the model x knowing it will seat 7 and be almost as fast as my p85d, but I am hoping to be pleasantly surprised. I think the model x needs more than a new front face and rear. The side needs some deep cuts and groves like the new Lexus, prototype jag, infinity suv's have.

Good luck tesla! Please wow us.

Brian H | 19. April 2015

The X doesn't need groves (of trees?), or grooves, either.

carlgo2 | 19. April 2015

timf2001 | APRIL 17, 2015 NEW
Laser headlights like those described by carlgo2 aren't legal in the United States, nor does there appear to be any significant movement to get them legalized. We'll likely see cameras replacing the rear-view mirrors long before advanced headlights, even though the technology sounds more intriguing.

Well, that is disheartening. Instead of just resting, Musk should get this process going : }

Maybe a GigalasaLite factory would turn them out cheaply and assuage the insurance lobby that fights all new headlight technology because of the increased costs to them.

Yeah, mirrors are the next thing to go. Pretty crude.