I'm not sure if this was ever confirmed anywhere, but I though the 2nd row was able to move forward enough with child seats installed to allow passengers to enter/exit the 3rd row. What about with kids in the child seats? Still possible?
I think that is the idea - at the reveal, in Elon's car, I saw a young kid (maybe 5) sitting in the middle row and someone in the back moved that seat forward to exit - the kid did not have to move!
Yep. Same on our Highlander Hybrid, but we don't need car seats or even booster seats any more (we were still using booster seats when I put the deposit on the X, but I digress...).That's great to hear. I'll be replacing my wife's GL450 with a Founders X, and this will be a huge improvement. Currently if we have two child seats in the 2nd row, the 3rd row is inaccessible unless someone climbs in through the back,
Hmm, rear facing seats do take up a lot of horizontal space. Even in my mini van, I have to move the drivers seat forward if I need to install the car seat behind it. And I can't move the drivers seat all the way back. I imagine it'd be a problem in the X too from what I've seen so far. The 3rd seat occupants might have to enter or leave from the other side of an installed single rear facing seat. If you need 2, perhaps 1 rear facing seat in 2nd and 1 in 3rd might be the way to go.
Have you seen the 9/29 launch event video? I believe they move like that when JB's family climbs out of the black X towing the trailer.The following text is copy and pasted from the Model X manual. Can someone with an X confirm that the 1st row seats move forward during Easy Entry (both without and with carseats in the 2nd row)?
Accessing Third Row Seats
Model X makes it easy for passengers to enter and exit the optional third row seating positions. Press the Easy Entry button located on the backrest of each second row outside seat. The associated outside seat's backrest tilts forward and the seat moves fully forward. The center seat also moves partially forward.
If one of the seats is occupied when easy entry position is initiated, both seats move partially forward, but only as far as an occupant in the seat can move forward when using the seat's comfort adjustment. In situations where a child safety seat is installed in a second row seat that must move forward for easy entry, and an occupant is not detected in the front seat directly in front of the child safety seat, the front seat moves forward to accommodate forward movement of the second row seat with the child safety seat.
If a front row seat is positioned such that the second row seat will collide with it during an easy entry operation, it automatically moves forward just enough to accommodate the forward position of the second row seat.
Note: Forward movement cancels if an occupant adjusts a second row seat while it is moving.