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Third row seats

Lucidor

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Feb 19, 2015
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Looking at photos of the Model X prototypes, I get the impression that the two seats in the third row are tied together as a bench. That means that the owner of the car has to chose between five seats and seven. Six seats would not be an option. That would be a dissappointment to me as I found the configuration useful back when we had a Ford Galaxy. We were occasionally traveling six people and the ability to fold one of the seats in the third row was a huge benefit from a cargo carrying perspective (summer vacation in Italy with three adults and three kids, carrying stuff for three weeks by the sea).What are your views on this?
 

andrewket

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Dec 20, 2012
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We won't know until either the config tool or someone takes delivery. I agree, split seats in the 3rd row would be useful.
 

aesculus

Still Trying to Figure This All Out
May 31, 2015
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Who knows. They are being coy about the seating right now and I would not take too much of what you have seen to date as the final version. Don't most SUV/CUV with three rows have split last row seating?
 

1208

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Dec 22, 2014
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Maybe the X will have 4th row seats, with the 4th being the same as the 3rd in the S, with them hidden in the boot/trunk.
 

DFibRL8R

Active Member
Jan 17, 2013
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Who knows. They are being coy about the seating right now and I would not take too much of what you have seen to date as the final version. Don't most SUV/CUV with three rows have split last row seating?

My other car is a 2008 Highlander Hybrid, no split in the third row which was almost a deal breaker when I bought it since the area behind the third row is ridiculously small for storage. Later versions have the third row split.
 

mark

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Sep 8, 2012
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Maybe the X will have 4th row seats, with the 4th being the same as the 3rd in the S, with them hidden in the boot/trunk.

I would be SO happy if this were true - we just had child #6 and my dreams of getting an X for my wife are gone otherwise.
 

1208

Active Member
Dec 22, 2014
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901
UK
Could be possible to fit in the 4th...
Tesla-Model-X-trunk-1024x640.jpg
 

NigelM

Recovering Member
Apr 3, 2011
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Northern Virginia
Wow, look at that touchscreen...is that larger than the one on the 'S'?

Interesting, I've never seen that picture before.

One of the early prototype pics. The screen looked bigger than the original Model S one and was set higher in the center of the dash. Of course, we have zero knowledge of how it looks today and the mules all seemed to be fitted with Model S dashboards.
 

kptesl

Member
Feb 22, 2014
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US
Elon has 5 boys so I think the X will seat 7 total. The S also has 7 when you get the rear facing kids seats- but his boys will outgrow those soon. Good timing!
 

MrBoylan

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Aug 2, 2013
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New York, NY
For a "fourth row," why not have rear-facing jump seats as an option like in the Model S? Then they could do a remake of the Partridge Family, with a Model X instead of the school bus.
 

timf

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Apr 14, 2013
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Michigan
Realistically the Model X is not long enough to support 4 rows of seats. There is enough room behind the third row for a footwell, but nowhere to put the bench of the seat. You could possibly get away with having two jump seats located on the outer walls facing each other, but I'm not sure these would be practical or safe in an accident.
 

1208

Active Member
Dec 22, 2014
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901
UK
The only way you'll get a 4 row of RFS is if Elon has 2 more kids.

Couldn't a couple of members on here claim to be his long lost children?


Just say to him " You know that time at uni when you were with that girl..."
 

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