I like the Model X front. No need to mimic an ICE grille when there's no radiator behind.
If the X fron lights are LED, they could bring that to the S too.
Do. Not. Want.
Model X production front end is fugly IMHO.
Yeah, I said it.
Held back from saying it on an MX thread, not sour grapes.
happy I ordered before any X-ification messes up the styling of the MS.
The nosecone was a design PHEV; meaning a temporary solution for the buyer wanting a BEV but viewing car design from an ICEv POV.
There is no airflow through the fake grill solid piece of plastic, it is a lie and a glaring design mistake.
At some point Tesla needs to stop aping Jaguar,Aston Martin, and Maserati.
And blaze its own design language.
People's who's brain is in the 21st century(wanting a BEV as their primary car) but have a heart in the 20th century
(wanting ICEv design) must be dragged along.
All those in love with nose cones better buy within the next 18 months.
For nose cone lovers that simply must have an SUV/CUV I am sure the aftermarket will come up with some fugly solutions for the Model X front fascia.
No radiator behind? its 3 of them, or 1 radiator and 2 condensers for cooling on Model S. And Model X have a large air vent where the Tesla logo is that can open and close like the vents near the fog lights on Model S + air intake on the bottom.
I think the point is that there's no need to have anything that looks like a grille. The nosecone on the Model S is non-functional, as the radiators get their airflow elsewhere.
Electric cars do not need a front grille. The reason the model X looks "strange" is that we're accustomed to seeing cars with large air intakes right there on the front, something which isn't necessary any more. That's the ONLY reason the model S nosecone exists, so that it would not look too different from a "normal" (ICE) car.
It's a skeuomorphism.