Confirmed: Tesla Model X A No Show At 2015 NAIAS – Executive Rear Seats Revealed For Model S


Tesla Model S P85D On Display, But There Will Be No Model X Shown

Tesla Model S 85D and P85D On Display, But There Will Be No Model X Shown – Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

Tesla Model S - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

Tesla Model S – Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

When we made our way over to the Tesla stand this morning, we noticed that the Tesla Model X was nowhere to be seen.

The Model S is prominently displayed, but there’s no Model X in sight.

Perhaps it will be revealed later on?

We reached out to Tesla at the show and can confirm (via Tesla staff) that the Model X will not be shown at the 2015 NAIAS.

Neither the prototype version that we’ve seen several times now, nor the production Model X will hit the stage.

So, despite rumors suggesting that the Model X will get its BIG unveil in Detroit, we can officially confirm that the X is a no-show at the 2015 NAIAS.

We expect to see the Model X in production form soon, but not at this show in Detroit.

Tesla Motors adds:

Tesla Motors ‏@TeslaMotors 10m10 minutes ago

“Dual Motor, Autopilot, Supercharger, Executive seats, and more #NAIAS2015”

Here’s an image of those executive seats:

Tesla Model S Executive Rear Seats

Tesla Model S Executive Rear Seats

And some additional details on the seats:

Executive Rear Seats

Executive Rear Seats

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24 Comments on "Confirmed: Tesla Model X A No Show At 2015 NAIAS – Executive Rear Seats Revealed For Model S"

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Maybe they’ll show the Model 3 then (10% chance probably, at best)…



I agree…a let down. 🙁




Hearing rumors that Elon will be at NAIAS on Tuesday to speak. Being reported by The Street.


Rumors? He’s been on the schedule of speakers for weeks now. I think instead of rumors, this is “hey, we just found out that…”

Josh Bryant

Tesla seems to prefer to keep the reveals at their own private events, like the big technology companies. They may also be trying to point buyers towards the new D instead of Model X, since they can buy one right now.

Lets hope we see before the snow thaws…


+1 They don’t seem to have a hard time finding a crowd, at home.

The important thing was to leave the Detroit muscle managers deeply perplexed. That’s if they’ve left the laugh stage.


+1 A life lesson. Disappointment, deal with it, you will have many more, and bigger ones.
Personally I have low expectations about nearly everything, am rarely disappointed, and sometimes surprised, in a positive way.

See Through

The car will look better with hood closed.
Their exhibition area looks completely empty. Not a good sign. Wishing all Model X reservation holders good luck.


The show isn’t open to the public yet.


A good sign? This way to the Egress?

Get Real

About as empty as your though process then.


The exhibit should include a sign that says “Made in the USA. Banned in Michigan.”

John from AA

Yeah, I was even wondering if that could be a motivation for the X no-show. Far-fetched, though.


Actually I had that though. A sort of snub of Detroit for the way Michigan is treating Tesla. Not all that unreasonable.

Josh Bryant

I wouldn’t put it past Musk to be bargaining last minute with the Governor. “Make a public statement in support of us or I pull the reveal…Ok guys, load it back into the carrier and send it back to Cali.”

He has the propensity (and authority with such a small company) to make last minute calls like that.

Three Electrics

Investors will be displeased. If the X is delayed the III will be even more so. I suspect the falcon doors are just too heavy and not durable. The conversations with BMW could have revolved around asking to use use their carbon fiber to make them lighter.

There is perhaps a reason why no other car has falcon doors. There is not much new under the sun in automotive door design.


Something new under the sun. . .


Probably doesn’t work with EV’s whose battery packs are under the floor to where the disappearing doors retract.


I am a huge fan of what tesla has accomplished so far and I am sure that when the X does debut it will be amazing, but will it be worth the wait? I was afraid that the production X wouldn’t appear at the NAIAS after the old prototype was put on display at CES. I am disappointed that I was correct. Honestly I have to wonder why they are even there if they have nothing new to show. The Bolt and no X at the NAIAS can’t be good for the stock price.


I would have settled for the old prototype, be we get nada, 2 years in a row.


WTH Tesla?!
Last year’s booth was a let down, but I was giving you a second chance. No love for Detroit…


Honestly, Detroit’s been kinda hostile… We’ll see MX in California.


The new seats are clearly a play for the Asian markets, where anyone of importance rides in the back.

As to the no show of the X, well why plug something when they can’t even keep up with the S demand?