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The Tesla Model X crossover is one of the most eagerly awaited vehicles in recent memory. Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the production electric crossover during a massive gathering at a company facility in Fremont, California, on Tuesday night.
The Model X is unique in the automotive world. Though there are plenty of electric vehicles on the road and even a couple of electric SUVs for sale, none of them live in the high-performance luxury realm normally occupied by the likes of Porsche, BMW, and Range Rover.
After years of development and an initial production run that Elon Musk described as “very difficult,” the Model X is finally ready for delivery. Fortunately for us, Tesla gave a few lucky journalists the opportunity to experience its latest offering — hours before the vehicles were to be turned over to their future owners.
We also attended Tesla’s ceremony launching the production version of the Model X. Check back for coverage of the event.
In the meantime, here’s a glimpse of the new Tesla Model X.