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List of things not shown in launch video

Skotty

2014 S P85 | 2020 3 P19"
Jun 27, 2013
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Thought I would compile a list of things we want to know about that the launch video didn't make clear. Later, if there are specific threads for each, I can add links to them.

1) Front door handles / operation -- does it have ability for manual operation, door handles like on the Model S? Is auto-present only on driver side or on both sides? What, if anything, controls the auto-present on the passenger side, if such feature exists? (is there a way to distinguish whether you have a legitimate passenger trying to get in or some stranger walking past the car?)

2) Key fob. Pics please. What's the functionality?

3) Spoiler operation. We know from media that it supposedly has 3 positions. Does it lay flat when car is off? Any other info?

4) Front visor functionality. They can't lock into position like a typical visor when used in the front, though may have some semi-locking behavior at the pivot point to help hold it in position. How well do they work? How do they move to block the side window?

5) Cargo area measurements -- back (seats up / seats folded/moved forward), frunk, under seat. Is there a covered cargo space in the back (as in the Model S rear child seat footwell)?

6) What are the available phone plug adapters, and which ones come standard with the car vs needing to purchase separately?

7) Door panels, cupholders, power points, and storage pockets. Probably just need some pictures here.

8) Headlights and blinkers. LED? Blinkers? Daytime running lights? Would be nice to see a quick video of each combo (off, daytime running only, marker lights if that combo exists, low beam headlights, high beam headlights, tail lights, tail lights with brake pressed, blinkers front and rear).

9) 2nd row seats. What are their adjustment options?

10) Falcon wing doors. How many different ways can they be opened? (Button on fob? Button in UI? Button near door?) Can you open just one or the other? How far down do the windows go, and where are the controls for that?

11) Touchscreen UI differences from Model S?

12) Charging. kW? Charge door location? Same operation as in a Model S? Any other differences?
 
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1) Front door handles / operation -- does it have ability for manual operation, door handles like on the Model S? Is auto-present only on driver side or on both sides? What, if anything, controls the auto-present on the passenger side, if such feature exists? (is there a way to distinguish whether you have a legitimate passenger trying to get in or some stranger walking past the car?)
See this video, the door handles do not extend like the S, you touch them and the doors open http://youtu.be/EAZUwSUP5qk

2) Key fob. Pics please. What's the functionality?

http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=96098&d=1443619661

3) Spoiler operation. We know from media that it supposedly has 3 positions. Does it lay flat when car is off? Any other info?

From a Model X press release:
Model X comes standard with an active spoiler that automatically adjusts to three positions for maximum visibility and efficiency. Under 45 mph, the spoiler is positioned so the driver can see above and below it. At higher speeds the spoiler partially retracts for improved highway efficiency (+1.6%), and optimizes the vehicle's lift distribution. Model X is the only car with an active spoiler equipped with a center-high-mounted stop lamp (CHMSL).

Confirmed with inside sales that static spoilers are standard on 70 and 90. Active spoiler, mention in PR, only on P90.

4) Front visor functionality. They can't lock into position like a typical visor when used in the front, though may have some semi-locking behavior at the pivot point to help hold it in position. How well do they work? How do they move to block the side window?

Video of visor function: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nl9APPinMgs

5) Cargo area measurements -- back (seats up / seats folded/moved forward), frunk, under seat. Is there a covered cargo space in the back (as in the Model S rear child seat footwell)?

Quote from http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/54665-Model-X-Cargo-Measurements?p=1172554#post1172554
Rear cargo well, 45x15x18" deep, above the cargo shelf, 18" to the curve of the hatch (lowest point). 12" from back of 3rd row to hatch (approx) at top of seat, 15" at bottom of seat back.

3rd row folded, 50" from back of middle seats to hatch when middle seats are all the way back, 60" if they are in their full forward position. 27.5" from folded rear seats to C pillar cross beam, which appears to be a constant as there's a beefy support for the FWD hinge there the full length of the back.

In 6 seat config. You have a 15" gap between the middle seats and an 80" linear space to the back. One of the test ride cars was configured this way with a center console that provided an arm rest.

Frunk is about 44" wide, 22" deep and roughly 15-18" long. (I wasn't able to get that measurement with the crowd)

The trunk does has deep area like the Model S rear facing child seat footwell.

Frunk: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mark-z/21832038155/in/album-72157659374867135/
Trunk 1: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mark-z/21258704164/in/album-72157659374867135/
Trunk 2: http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=96064&d=1443601215

6) What are the available phone plug adapters, and which ones come standard with the car vs needing to purchase separately?

7) Door panels, cupholders, power points, and storage pockets. Probably just need some pictures here.

2nd row console w/ 6-seat config: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mark-z/21841644721/in/album-72157659374867135/
3rd row cup holders: http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=96095&d=1443619659

8) Headlights and blinkers. LED? Blinkers? Daytime running lights? Would be nice to see a quick video of each combo (off, daytime running only, marker lights if that combo exists, low beam headlights, high beam headlights, tail lights, tail lights with brake pressed, blinkers front and rear).

9) 2nd row seats. What are their adjustment options?

10) Falcon wing doors. How many different ways can they be opened? (Button on fob? Button in UI? Button near door?) Can you open just one or the other? How far down do the windows go, and where are the controls for that?

Button on UI: http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=96097&d=1443619660
Button on interior: http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=96096&d=1443619659
Button on door: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mark-z/21891130251/in/album-72157659374867135/
Button on fob?

11) Touchscreen UI differences from Model S?

12) Charging. kW? Charge door location? Same operation as in a Model S? Any other differences?
 
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Kalud

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There is a bunch of stuff new from the MotorTrend article, including the key.

2016 Tesla Model X: 15 Things to Know About the EV CUV


2016-tesla-model-x-key-fob.jpg


2016-tesla-model-x-interior-screen.jpg


2016-tesla-model-x-interior-door-open-button.jpg


2016-tesla-model-x-interior-cupholders-in-seats.jpg
 

Skotty

2014 S P85 | 2020 3 P19"
Jun 27, 2013
2,435
1,739
Kansas City, MO
I was going to update the first post with links to answers for all the questions, but it's no longer editable. I think I've heard of folks making threads into more like wiki pages or something before, in order to support this kind of updating. How is that done?
 

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