Welcome to Tesla Motors Club
Discuss Tesla's Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, Cybertruck, Roadster and More.
Register

New renderings of storage space and 2nd row seats! (9/15)

NigelM

Recovering Member
Apr 3, 2011
13,386
556
Northern Virginia
So went to look at configuration options again this morning and two new renderings (I don't think they are photos) showed up:

ui_category_standard_equipment_2.jpg


ui_category_standard_equipment_3.jpg
 
Mar 11, 2010
4,569
1,445
Humboldt/Los Altos
hmm, I fit 2 bikes like that in my S :tongue:
but not flat on their sides or with a tall seat, ooh or behind the second row!!! nice
seems like a neat design. hope the second row could be removed too maybe?

can little people still sit in the second row?
 

commasign

TeslaAdviceBlog.com
Aug 31, 2013
3,202
4,178
Davis, CA
Nice. Looks like photos to me. 2nd row appears to slide all the way forward but not under the front seats. This may be the step in solution for accessing the 3rd row too. This solution does allow for 3 child seats to be used in the 2nd row without block access to the 3rd row.
 

AnOutsider

S532 # XS27
Apr 3, 2009
11,957
200
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.

- - - Updated - - -

Nice. Looks like photos to me.

Really? Looks like CGI to me.

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.
 

NigelM

Recovering Member
Apr 3, 2011
13,386
556
Northern Virginia
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.
 

ScepticMatt

Member
Nov 5, 2014
453
10
Austria
Those images are clearly CGI - it doesn't use global illumination (illumination too flat).
The shape of the specular reflections are also a dead giveaway (on car paint, glass or chrome trims)
 

MrBoylan

Member
Aug 2, 2013
945
267
New York, NY
So went to look at configuration options again this morning and two new renderings (I don't think they are photos) showed up
ui_category_standard_equipment_3-lighter.jpg

Cool. Thanks for sharing. Lightening and enlarging a bit doesn't add a lot of detail, except that it seems that the backs of the second row seats are reflective. Some kind of polished metal surface? Interesting...
 

dirkhh

Middle-aged Member
Jul 7, 2013
3,638
126
Portland, OR, USA
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. The second picture clearly show that no one can sit in the second row there.
I can't wait to see the comparisons of actually usable space between a Model S with seats folded down and the X with second row squished forward. You appear to have a little more vertical space but about the same horizontal space.
Again. Wow. I'm getting ready for a massive disappointment.
 

stevenberry54

Member
Jun 30, 2014
16
0
East Coast
Called it!

Model X Configuration has begun! - Page 7 - Middle of the page.

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.

- - - Updated - - -





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.
 

NigelM

Recovering Member
Apr 3, 2011
13,386
556
Northern Virginia
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'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:
Screen Shot 2015-09-15 at 11.10.48 AM.png


"...even more practical than a typical SUV in every way" possibly means something more than we're seeing here so far.
 

scottf200

Active Member
Feb 3, 2013
4,142
3,900
Chicagoland ModelX S603
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!"

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.

[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.]

Image: http://i.imgur.com/tcE5xMT.png
tcE5xMT.png

Image: http://i.imgur.com/017nBBA.jpg
017nBBA.jpg
 

vandacca

ReActive Member
Oct 13, 2014
3,371
2,203
Hamilton
Thanks Nigel for posting these pictures! This just confirms what I said earlier that Tesla does monitor these forums (one way or another). I think these new images are a clear reaction to 2nd-row-gate (not as serious as Apple's antenna-gate). I think it's great that they did this, and I hope they keep it up.
 

dirkhh

Middle-aged Member
Jul 7, 2013
3,638
126
Portland, OR, USA
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:
View attachment 94229

"...even more practical than a typical SUV in every way" possibly means something more than we're seeing here so far.
Reality distortion field, anyone?
But just in the interest of full disclosure - I'll be holding on to my reservation until I can test drive the real thing.
Because let's face it - the Model S has many shortcomings. Yet it's the most amazing car (err, two cars) that I've ever owned.
So maybe I will convince myself that I really didn't need all this space and that the falcon doors make sense and all that...
I posted the two pictures in the other thread, but I'll do it here, too, because I think it so sums up what I'm thinking:
2ndrownow.jpg
2ndrow.png


- - - Updated - - -

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.
That's one way of looking at it...
[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.]
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...
 

AnOutsider

S532 # XS27
Apr 3, 2009
11,957
200
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.

I still have access. I guess you lose access once it's confirmed (a week after ordering)
 

Products we're discussing on TMC...

About Us

Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.

Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


SUPPORT TMC
Top