Let's start with safety. Because, well, it's a car. No kidding, the Model X has a bioweapon defense mode button -- one that seals the car with true HEPA filters that are 10 times larger than a regular car's. At the launch event, Musk described that interior of the Model X was "like a hospital."
Tesla calls the Model X the safest car in the world: The company even states it'll receive a five-star safety rating -- before it's even taken the test. That's brassy... and it would make the car the first-ever SUV to do so. Active safety is at the core of all of this: Automatic emergency braking and side-collision avoidance is built-in. That emergency braking even works at high speed -- another Tesla-only feature. There are forward-looking cameras, radar and even a 360-degree sonar for autopilot features. The company is promising to update the vehicle through software with even more features for lazy drivers including, yes, Autopark.
Those wings. The Tesla Model X's falcon doors are actuated on a pair of hinges. It can cheekily open itself while being crammed between two parked cars -- you'll need only 30 cm (around 12 inches) of space to open up. Sensors can also detect the ceiling height to decide how far to open the doors. Oh, and the "auto-presenting" driver door automatically opens when you get near it. Inside, seats move
by reading your mind independently of each other for easy access to the back seat. As you might be able to tell from photos, that huge windscreen pretty much reaches the head of the driver and shotgun passenger. Naturally, it's solar-tinted.
If the giant view of the road ahead bores you, there's a 17-inch touchscreen that'll pull together media playing, navigation and cabin control. (We think the latter means HVAC). In other firsts, the Model X is the first EV to have a 5,000-pound tow capacity. It's a proper SUV, yet promises a rush of 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph. The built-in 90 kWh battery on the signature model promises a run of 250 miles on a single charge. As long as you're not playing with the doors all day, presumably.