Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X

Say what? A minivan...don't you need sliding doors and 100s of nifty storage compartments to get hung with that tag these days?

Jalopnik's recent review of the Tesla Model X might not sit well with some, due to the minivan connection, but it's a mostly glowing review of the X actually and as one might expect of the magazine, is a highly entertaining read.

Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X

Here's the opener:

"Here’s a question no one has ever asked: “How can I get an enormous van that weighs more than 6,000 pounds, rockets to highway speed in less time than it takes to sneeze, and has enormously silly doors like you’d find a DeLorean?” It doesn’t matter that no one ever asked it, though, because the Tesla Model X is amazing. Even if it is a $150,000 minivan."

The in-depth review of the tested Model X P90D, which was driven from Fremont to Tesla's Gigafactory, covers most all aspects of the vehicle, including some seldom mentioned handling characterstics.

Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X "Minivan"

The review concludes with this:

"Truth be told, if we had to build an electric minivan ourselves, the Tesla Model X might be the car that we would build. Though we might have it make a little more noise. And ours would be a whole lot worse."

Intrigued? Read the review in its entirety here.

Source: Jalopnik