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Model X NHTSA VIN Filings

Are they classifying the model X as a MPV and not an SUV?

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Saghost

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Oct 9, 2013
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Looks like third row will definitely be standard. GVWR will be 6001-7000 lbs. Seems to be a configuration with knee airbags for the front row and one without. Model S has knee airbags in both restraint configurations.

I thought that was a Europe thing - the U.S. Likes or requires knee airbags but the EU won't permit them or some such?
 
Are they classifying the model X as a MPV and not an SUV?

There is no option for SUV per the NHTSA. The choices are: Passenger car, Multipurpose passenger vehicle, Truck, Bus, Trailer, Motorcycle, and Incomplete vehicle other than a trailer. Therefore an SUV would be classified as an MPV.

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Source: Code of Federal Regulations Title 49 Transport, Parts 400-571, Revised as of October 2009 https://books.google.com/books?id=K7OqEdViZBkC
 

dirkhh

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Jul 7, 2013
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There is no option for SUV per the NHTSA. The choices are: Passenger car, Multipurpose passenger vehicle, Truck, Bus, Trailer, Motorcycle, and Incomplete vehicle other than a trailer. Therefore an SUV would be classified as an MPV.

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Source: Code of Federal Regulations Title 49 Transport, Parts 400-571, Revised as of October 2009 https://books.google.com/books?id=K7OqEdViZBkC

Ha. So if an MPV "is rated at 6000 pouds gross veihicle weight or less" then what is an MPV 6001-7000 lbs GVWR?
Just asking :)
 
Are they classifying the model X as a MPV and not an SUV?

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Hmmm... We don't see alpha codes for 'F' founder, 'S' signature, 'P' production here like Model S? I wonder if it will be the first serial number digit, but I doubt it. Perhaps they decided to dispense with F/S/P and just start the serial numbers at 000001 for Founder #1. Let's check some VIN's at the party Tues. night.

I'm happy that model year is shown as G = 2016 for the lucky folks who will receive their X's in 2015.
 

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