Model X Seat Questions Have Some Tesla Fans Sitting on Pins and Needles

world news  %tages Model X Seat Questions Have Some Tesla Fans Sitting on Pins and Needles As Tesla fans await the release of the Model X later this month, much speculation has gone forth in this area its cargo room, middle-row seats’ folding skill – and ultimate utility of the new 7-passenger electric crossover.
Images posted this week by buyers configuring their car from Tesla’s online Design Studio show the X holding a bicycle and a load of boxes. These images answer some questions, but not absolutely settled are several questions including in this area the middle seat row.
The anxiety some have expressed had one Model X reservation holder say tongue in cheek the beginnings of a “Seat Gate” are in the making as public speculate without full info to settle questions.

The new images are nearly bootlegged, as Tesla did not post them publicly and is saving news for its pending reveal and deliveries. The images may have been added to assuage some concerns, and were not shown even to some first buyers who were allowed last week to configure their $132,000-plus Signatures. The images are only available to paid reservation holders now being tolerable to design their car.
Once they confirm configuration, Tesla closes buyers’ access to the Design Studio and removes their skill to pore more over the info they were shown to place the peacefulness.
SEE ALSO: Tesla Invites First Buyers To Configure Their Model X Eventually, the automaker undoubtedly wants everyone to be pleased, and like the car, and is doing all it can to please customers within constraints. Its customers but, are wanting to know more now, and are going to fantastic lengths to answer their open questions.
The degree of curiosity over the vehicle is itself news, and it’s a bit of a phenomenon. With more than 30,000 reservation holders there is a generous body of folks with a vested interest in myriad Model X questions.
Buyers have waited as long as three-and-a-half years with reservations as high as $40,000 in the hopes this will be an incredible new design, which of course, should include marvelous space employment, or at least equal other crossovers costing half as much.
Of concern in dozens of pages of forum threads is whether the seats fold down flat, or merely tuck forward out of the way, and eventually, whether this will be fantastic or disappointing or somewhere in the middle.

At this point, the superior consensus based on images provided and posted is the middle row seats do not fold flat to start an ultimate generous square cargo hold such as with an Acura MDX or BMW X6. Instead, they grow to angle forward to give additional room to the stump with the third row folded flat.
Questions unanswered by Tesla include what is the leading dimension of a release box for both Model S and Model X, and what is the volume of space for variable sized items.
One ultimate is represented by this this 2014 Acura MDX posted to the Tesla Motors Club forum. Model X appears to tackle the space employment issue differently. Will the design work better? That’s what public are waiting to settle.
Beyond mere curiosity, it has been observed one reason public are concerned in this area interior space is the falcon wing doors prevent a traditional roof rack which allows more things to be packed above.
An optional trailer-hitch type cargo carrier or bike or ski rack is seen as the work-around here, or even a full trailer could add utility to the vehicle.
But compared to an ordinary minivan, the Model X does give up a roof rack for those to whom this matters.

In the absence of a unequivocal information from Tesla, forum posters have alternately expressed doubt or assurances that the Model X will exceed expectations and not fall small.
Public are going so far as to mock up sketches, post online images, estimate cubic feet volume by closely examining a photo of the car equipped with 22-inch wheels in proportion to the open hatch space, and more.
Among fears and concerns expressed have been those who speak their mind unfiltered, and who may jump to premature conclusions without solid evidence. That is what happens in a nearly free-for-all forum. Following are some snippets out of a 49-page and counting thread.
By no means mind that the expensive carbon fiber road bike is laid on its bendable-gearing that could mean hurt and faulty shifting to the bike. This depiction is all in this area the car, and is one image, probably CGI, that Tesla provided to answer questions.
Expressions of Concern
Anyone else worried that it looks like the second row needs to be went up a lot to get the third row folded down? If the headrests are indeed not removable this could be a huge hassle and potentially take out UTILITY from its CUV. – akordz.
Wow – that’s surprisingly modest space. So this really is just a jacked up Model S and not really the larger and more flexible SUV that many of us have been hoping for. The second depiction clearly show that no one can sit in the second row there
I can’t wait to see the comparisons of really usable space between a Model S with seats folded down and the X with second row squished forward. You grow to have a modest more vertical space but in this area the same horizontal space.
Again. Wow. I’m getting ready for a massive disappointment. – dirkhh
This is a HUGE disappointment. I guess Elon’s going to eat his own words here. There’s absolutely nothing spectacular in this area the 2nd row seats. What a hype for nothing. – yobigd20
As I mentioned to someone else, I’m one that was more concerned in this area being mandatory to get performance over seat folding/storage space, but these renderings really 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 really 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.- AnOutsider
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 incredible car (err, two cars) that I’ve ever owned.
So maybe I will win over 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 reckon it so sums up what I’m thought:

That is a point I’ve visualized for a while … thought how they may believe this is better than folding flat because you can place tall things there. That’s one way of looking at it…
[update: Note sure why they didn’t hang that adjoin wheel over the edge of the 3rd seat. Looks like there is 1.5′ there.]
I reckon because they don’t want to rub public’s noses in the fact that this isn’t a flat surface as we were lead to believe… – scottf200

Expressions of Optimism
Well, seems to have plenty of space for my needs. Then, again, I don’t go surfing here in MN.
I didn’t realize public who routinely haul things that wouldn’t fit in this Model X configuration would use something other than a pick-up to do so. Learn something new everyday, I guess. – JohnSnowNW
Nice. Looks like photos to me. 2nd row appears to slide all the way forward but not under the adjoin seats. This may be the step in key for accessing the 3rd row too. This key does allow for 3 child seats to be used in the 2nd row without block access to the 3rd row. – commasign
I really reckon public don’t realize that the non folding seat design is potentially better then the traditional. As I mentioned before, I’m in no doubt Tesla laid out both configurations. Then they went to department stores and funiture stores and Home Depot etc and obtained logs of what public bought. Then they experimented and shove all these items into the X testing both configurations and to their surprise, the final non folding design was more efficient. Public here may disagree but I’m sure if they could compare the 2 side by side, the nay Sayers would also realize that Tesla’s final layout does in fact allow you more versatility. There has by no means been an SUV like the X. Nothing with a roof opening and deep floors to load things. This allows for so many different things to be stored that could not be stored with a higher stump when the seats are folded. I really reckon they could have place in folding seats if they wanted as we have seen plenty examples on this thread of folding seats with in-seat seat belts that are not anchored to the frame. So I really believe they place these seats in cause they found it had more utility. – leh22a I made a choice last night while laying in bed. It’s absurdly obvious so please excuse my posting it. I’ll continue to follow and participate here, but I’m not going to even remotely worry in this area a choice until I’m questioned to configure. At that time, who knows what the options will be? The most vital realization was this – if I don’t like the offering, I can pass, and that doesn’t mean I’ll by no means own a MX. It means I may have to wait a bit longer for the MX that I want. Again, I realize this is simple (and it’s an unfair example to the current Sigs) but something for others to also consider. ohmman
That’s the attitude. Public tend to stress themselves unnecessarily. – CarlK

Answers Pending
Answers to the unusual are coming soon. The first production versions of Model X will be handed over at Tesla’s Fremont Factory Sept 29, CEO Elon Musk has tweeted.
It does grow the Model X is disparate any other crossover in design, which adds to its one-of-a-kind all-electric powertrain.
Tesla is hoping the vehicle will be as well received as the Model S which has wowed reviewers, and at this point there is no solid evidence it will not, but many will rest simpler when unanswered questions are settled.

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