TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

Is this a real photo of the Model X 2nd row seats?

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by yobigd20, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2012
    Messages:
    5,793
    Location:
    Skaneateles, NY
    I saw teslarati posted this, is this legit? How did they get access?

    7447ebbf5a8c105d26bbd7731102fabf.jpg
     
  2. AnxietyRanger

    AnxietyRanger Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2014
    Messages:
    2,228
    Location:
    EU
    Judging by the text and the image, they are merely the seats of the second public prototype? Moving of the second row towards the front was already demonstrated in the original announcement too.
     
  3. Trnsl8r

    Trnsl8r Blue 85kwh since 12/8/12

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2011
    Messages:
    1,674
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    There's been a second public prototype? I have only seen one (which was repainted at one point, but still the same).
     
  4. purplewalt

    purplewalt Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2013
    Messages:
    1,412
    Location:
    Dallas, Texas
    I had previously read somewhere that the 2nd row seats were to be able to rotate/swivel toward the outside opening...
    does anyone think that feature of the Model X will still make it to the production version?
     
  5. Cosmacelf

    Cosmacelf Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2013
    Messages:
    3,399
    Location:
    San Diego
    The rotating swivel seats are a rumor which I think started at a seat manufacturer, so take it for what it's worth. Not confirmed afaik.

    The seats in that Twitter pic are consistent with the seats shown on this page, which would still just make it a prototype, not production.

    Tesla Model X Sightings and Spy Shots Gallery - TESLARATI.com
     
  6. AnxietyRanger

    AnxietyRanger Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2014
    Messages:
    2,228
    Location:
    EU
    I don't know about such detail, but my reference was to the circa 2013 white prototype which had differently coloured seats (those seem to be in the picture above) than the first beige build circa 2012. That's what I referred to.

    Whether or not all or much of that is just re-wrapped/re-built single car, is I guess beside the point, which was that these seats have been seen and photographed before. :)
     
  7. cgiGuy

    cgiGuy Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2013
    Messages:
    979
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
    Took this pic in Jan at the Austin event.
    IMG_3305.JPG
     
  8. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2013
    Messages:
    10,321
    Location:
    San Mateo, CA
    I am pretty sure that the production Model X rear seats are going to be very different from anything we have seen so far. Elon has made statements to that effect.

    What teslerati posted is just the beta X.
     
  9. 1208

    1208 Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2014
    Messages:
    1,155
    Location:
    UK
    I bet 3 reputation points, (I only have 32) that the 2nd row seats will rotate 180 degrees so that the 2nd row people can face the 3rd row.
     
  10. Paul Carter

    Paul Carter Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2013
    Messages:
    1,456
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    I'm calling spades as trump.
     
  11. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2013
    Messages:
    10,321
    Location:
    San Mateo, CA
    Cool idea.

    My bet is that the left and right sides of the second row (not the center section) will rotate 90 degrees to face outwards when the Falcon doors open and then rotate back when they close.

    Or maybe the second row seats will be split 66/33 and both parts rotate as I described.
     
  12. O-G

    O-G Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2014
    Messages:
    205
    Location:
    Tacoma, Wa
    Wow, I haven't played spades in years. That was really out of the blue. Maybe if the seats turn around, we can play spades while the autopilot gets us where we are going?
     
  13. Paul Carter

    Paul Carter Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2013
    Messages:
    1,456
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Exactly! That's what came to mind thinking of everyone playing auction/120/hearts/spades/and my favourite euchre while the X is headed for Vegas.
     
  14. Beryl

    Beryl Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2015
    Messages:
    592
    Location:
    South of Houston
    I totally envision this -- one of the many reasons I chose the MX is long distance traveling with a few others.

    People (like me) complain about folks texting, talking, tweeting while driving. Autopilot will resolve this issue for those of us fortunate enough to have it. If only we could get everyone onboard.
     
  15. 1208

    1208 Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2014
    Messages:
    1,155
    Location:
    UK
    If the seats do have the ability to rotate outwards, families could put children in the seats more easily and disabled or elderly people might find it easier to get into as well.
     
  16. cgiGuy

    cgiGuy Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2013
    Messages:
    979
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
    Sweet. So we're looking at 2008 Chrysler Town & Country engineering. ;)

    chrysler_4592975_ver1.0_640_480.jpg
     
  17. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2012
    Messages:
    5,793
    Location:
    Skaneateles, NY
    If the table doesn't include cup holders then FAiL
     
  18. MrBoylan

    MrBoylan Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2013
    Messages:
    840
    Location:
    New York, NY
    I've been hoping for that for a while now but hadn't seen too many speculate about it. T'would be nice, for sure, and different from anything I've seen in anything other than the old custom conversion vans. (edit... and apparently the 2008 Chrysler Town and Country). :smile:

    -CB
     
  19. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2012
    Messages:
    5,793
    Location:
    Skaneateles, NY
    #19 yobigd20, May 11, 2015
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 13, 2016
    insideev's posted a linked to a video that claims interior spotted but its not what you think, its just another mule spotted and maybe slightly better view from the outside in but not sure how much it gives you over other videos:

    Tesla Model X Prototype Testing, Interior Spotted - Video

     

Share This Page