Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X

CNN Money called the Tesla Model X the new king of crossover SUVs in late September, at the Model X unveiling.

In one of CNN's recent articles, they also listed the Model X in first place among favorite luxury SUVs of 2015.

"The Tesla Model X is basically a Tesla Model S sedan lifted up and with a bigger body. But as far as SUVs go, that's more than enough to make it a groundbreaker.

Besides being all-electric, some versions are capable of going from zero to 60 in 3.2 seconds. That's an impressive feat even for a low-slung sports car, not to mention a vehicle with three rows of adult-sized seats. It's also got a curved wrap-over windshield and contortionist-nimble Falcon Wing doors that sense their surroundings as they open."

The other entries are the plug-in hybrid Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid:

"The ability to drive a few miles on a charge from a wall socket is really just a bonus. Having a hybrid SUV that blasts around town like this one is the real value. For a fairly large vehicle, the Cayenne e-Hybrid feels surprisingly quick, nimble and fun."

and Volvo XC90 (T8 PHEV is plug-in hybrid):

"The XC90 picked up this year's Motor Trend SUV of the Year award, and deservedly so. This SUV points the way to Volvo's future under the Swedish automaker's new Chinese owners. Things look good, literally. The XC90 is handsome on the inside and the outside.

The XC90's interior has a light, elegant, airy feel, and it feels and maneuvers like a much smaller vehicle. Our only (minor) objection is the sound of the XC90's turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder engine. Its high-rev churning worked against the karmic bliss that otherwise embues this lovely vehicle."

Not bad to have three plug-ins among six cars in total (others are Lincoln MKX, Mercedes-AMG GLA45, Land Rover Discovery Sport).

Source: CNN Money

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