Nice. Looks like photos to me.
Really? Looks like CGI to me.
So went to look at configuration options again this morning and two new renderings (I don't think they are photos) showed up
As I mentioned to someone else, I'm one that was more concerned about being forced to get performance over seat folding/storage space, but these renderings actually have me a bit concerned. There looks to be less utility than a Model S there (especially since to get that space it looks like the second row tilts down, so not like you could actually still have some use for that row).
Also looks like the third row may have the next gen bolsters causing it not to fold fully flat.
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I'm torn, but leaning toward photos because of the ground and shadows from what appear to be trees in the shot with the packages. There's some weird pixelation on the packages though that make them look a bit photoshopped.
Wow - that's surprisingly little space. So this really is just a jacked up Model S and not actually the bigger and more flexible SUV that many of us have been hoping for....
Again. Wow. I'm getting ready for a massive disappointment.
I guess the question now turns to practicality. There is obviously a big gap between the folded 3rd row and the 'stowed' second row; you can see that Tesla filled it with parcels which look nice and neat. If I'm transporting my dogs how do I stop them falling down there? "Mind the gap! Woof!"
Reality distortion field, anyone?I'm keeping an open mind but I think we'll be waiting at least until the 29th before finally pulling the trigger. BTW, reason for cautious optimism this was in the email last night:
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"...even more practical than a typical SUV in every way" possibly means something more than we're seeing here so far.
That's one way of looking at it...That is a point I've visualized for a while ... thinking how they may believe this is better than folding flat because you can put tall things there.
I think because they don't want to rub people's noses in the fact that this isn't a flat surface as we were lead to believe...[update: Note sure why they didn't hang that front wheel over the edge of the 3rd seat. Looks like there is 1.5' there.]
BTW: Talking to someone who already configured, it seems that you lose access to the design studio once you press the order button. I'm tempted now to hang on for a day or two just to see what else shows up.