Tesla was scheduled to release their newest car, the model X, on the second quarter of 2015, but they have just announced that they are further delaying the release until the third quarter of 2015 and if you reserve yours now with a $5,000 deposit, you will be receiving yours by early 2016. The Model X will have the same battery system as the Model S, 60 or 85kWh and will weight about more, so, my prediction is that is will do about 15% less range-wise than the Model S.
Aparently, the reason fur the further delays are the unconventional doors:
The Model X features gull-wing doors for the rear passengers (called Falcon wing doors in Tesla-speak), and news of the delay was greeted with questions about whether the doors are to blame.
Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter this afternoon to confirm that the Model X will keep its funky opening hatches, bemoaning the fact that production cars so often disappoint compared to concept cars.
Tesla’s electric SUV delayed until late 2015 | Ars Technica.