It looks like we have some confirmed news. A prototype of the all-electric Model X crossover will be revealed on February 9 at Tesla’s design studio in California. The fact that Tesla will introduce the Model X Crossover on that date has also been announced on the company’s official Twitter page, but even then, there’s no official word on it as yet.
Rumors say the Model X Crossover will be manufactured on a modified version of the Model S platform and it’s expected to be powered by the same 40 kWh battery.
The sedan version can do up to 125 mph and it has a range of 160 miles, but the Model X Crossover will obviously be larger so those numbers are expected to decrease. If it makes it to production, the crossover might go on sale sometime in 2013.
The Model X, which was originally slated to be shown at the North American International Auto Show, will ride on the Model S sedan’s aluminum-intensive platform.
It is expected to power all four wheels, possibly by utilizing the Model S’s electric drive-train at the rear wheels while adding one to two electric motors up front to motivate the rear wheels.
Besides its pure electric power-train, the Model X will seek to stand out from the crossover crowd with a capacious interior.
The Model X will most likely arrive in showrooms by late 2013 with a price similar to that of the Model S, which will go for $49,900 after federal tax credits.
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