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Awards for Model X

gg_got_a_tesla

Model S: VIN 65513, Model 3: VIN 1913
Jan 29, 2010
6,533
769
Redwood Shores, CA
Starting this off although there aren't any yet.

We are on the cusp of having the Motor Trend 2016 "Car/SUV/Truck of the Year" awards being announced. This typically happens in early November going by past years:

Car, SUV and Truck of the Year Awards - Best Cars - Motor Trend


The Model S snagged the COTY award almost exactly 3 years ago and got a huge boost from it. Tesla has generously used the award to promote the car on its website and other literature.

So... wonder if Tesla managed to give Motor Trend a (Founder's?!) Model X for testing in time for "SUV of the Year"?

(Please, let's leave the discussions on the "utility" aspect of the X - including second row foldability or lack thereof - to other threads)

My understanding is that the X would only be eligible this year for the MT SOTY - as a new or a significantly redesigned vehicle - and may not be so, next year.

Thoughts? Chances of winning?
 

Lyon

2016 S P100DL, 2016 X P90D
Dec 26, 2011
2,004
215
Eugene, Oregon
While I think the chances are good, Model X isn't going to surprise the automotive world in the same way Model S did. There are a number of classic ICE competitors with new CUVs out this year that should provide competition. XC90 and Pilot are all new for 2016.
 

hobbes

Active Member
Feb 11, 2013
2,606
12,822
Germany
The Autopilot will help against the competition, if the release of 7.0 wasn´t too late...

It feels a bit like a bad omen starting the thread expecting the awards will come anyway though.
 

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