Up until recently, the Tesla Model X was alone, long-range, full-electric crossover on the roads but that has changed and the brands continue to electrify their crossover and SUV portfolio. The mid-size Model X debuted for the 2016 model year and it has received constant running upgrades almost every year in the manner that is unique to Tesla. Still, the 2021 Tesla Model X and the Model S on which the mid-sized Tesla crossover is based should get a round of more significant upgrades according to what we learned from the leaked details and various sources.
Tesla is tight-lipped about what it has in mind for the next Model X and its sedan cousin but the reports indicate changes in all aspects including powertrain, efficiency, in-cab design, and tech. Both models are reported to get two new battery types. The reports suggest also a possible induction of more efficient electric motors alongside the reconfigured suspension. The new tri-motor setup could also appear for the new model year. The list of upgrades could also include a redesigned charging port but the reworked interior is also mentioned in the reports. No word has been said about the model’s appearance and possible changes in that regard.
2021 Tesla Model X: Design
The current Tesla Model X sports the brand’s signature styling mixed with the falcon-wing doors and flush door handles. The model’s clean look is defined with the brand’s tiny grille and specific headlight accents on its front end.
The profile is sleek with the rising character line and rearward slopping roofline. The rear has nice taillights and trims inserts mixed with the sedan-like shape and massive rear glass.
As for the next 2021 Tesla Model X and possible appearance changes, nothing has been said in the available reports and leaked details. The prototype version hasn’t also been caught to hint possible modifications.
While there is nothing in the reports about the model’s appearance, the cabin should come with various changes.
The model should get a new charging port that would demand a broader interior upgrade. The reports indicate also induction of the redesigned seats and possible infotainment system upgrades. The next Model X should also switch to the horizontal touchscreen orientation as the brand’s newer models. The part of the update should also be and addition of the wireless charging device.
The Tesla Model X will again be well-equipped from the entry-level version and the base trim level will include keyless entry and ignition, a heated steering wheel, all seats heated, synthetic leather upholstery, etc. Every Model X comes also with the full suite of active safety systems including automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, active lane control, blind-spot monitoring and the brand’s Auto Pilot system.
2021 Tesla Model X: Performance, Mileage
The existing Model X boasts already impressive performance and mileage mixed with respectable handling. All models use two electric motors mounted on the front and rear axles to provide the all-wheel-drive capability. Both models get power from the 100kWh lithium-ion battery pack placed under the floor. The Long Range version can travel 328 miles per change while the Performance model reduces the range to 308 miles in favor of better performance.
The next 2021 Tesla Model X should reportedly get two new battery types in various configurations but it’s not clear what capacity of these batteries would be and what effect would be on the model’s range. The upcoming Model X should also arrive with the redesigned suspension for better driving manners.
The reports promise also more efficient electric motors and faster charging equipment but the specs are again unknown. It is also possible that the updated Model X might add a new tri-motor setup called Plaid like on the Model S to challenge Porsche on the Nürburgring.
2021 Tesla Model X: Release, Price
The 2021 Tesla Model X should appear in the coming months when we will know more about its performance, efficiency, tech, design and other upgrades. Tesla will also reveal the price of the updated Model X at the debut and when each version will go on sale.
The current Model X starts from $89, 990 in the Long Range guise while the Performance version demands $104, 990.