Top automaker launches world’s fastest SUV despite Covid-19

2020, a year otherwise marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, has seen some astonishing developments in the field of technology — particularly the automobile industry. Just recently the world's fastest SUV has been launched by one of the largest automakers in the world with the ability to hit 60-mph/ 96 km/h in just 2.7 seconds and deliver more than 300 miles/ 482 km of electric range.

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2020, a year otherwise marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, has seen some astonishing developments in the field of technology — particularly the automobile industry. Space X and Tesla group’s CEO Elon Musk is either known for his ambitious plans to carry out public level space expeditions or for his self-driving AI-based vehicles. He didn’t let the pandemic overwhelm and instead launched an all-new 2020 Tesla Model X.

The 2020 Tesla Model X is being billed as the greenest—and one of the fastest SUVs in the world. This all-new Masterly crafted Tesla Model X is a crossover cousin to the brand’s iconic Model S sedan, but the X is actually more practical.

Tesla Model X features all-wheel drive, a high-tech cabin with room for up to seven, and striking but fussy Falcon Wing doors.

2020 Model X delivers more than 300 miles/ 482 km of electric range and is equipped with powerful folding falcon-wing doors.

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2020 Tesla Model X models and prices

Two models are offered with each one coming with two onboard electric motors; the reason why 2020 Tesla Model X is the quickest SUV.

  • Long Range: As the name suggests, it offers 20 miles/ 32 km more of estimated driving range. It is priced at $86,190/ 70,262 British Pounds.
  • Performance: This model is expensive when it comes to driving range/ fuel economy. It offers 305-mile/ 491 km estimated driving range and costs $106,190/ 86,566 British Pounds.

Engine and Performance

2020 Tesla Model X (both variants) come standard with two electric motors as mentioned earlier. These motors are fixed at both the front and rear axle. Both models (Long Range and Performance) possess the all-wheel-drive capability which is best for your mountainous adventures.

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The standard Long Range model is quick and Tesla claims a whopping zero-to-60-mph/ 96 km/h time of 4.4 seconds. The High Performance variant has the ability to hit 60-mph in just 2.7 seconds once its Ludicrous Mode is engaged. The strong acceleration manageable by this vehicle is due to its electric motors — it is considered a huge plus point while weighing SUVs against each other.

Fuel Economy of world’s fastest SUV

The Long Range models of Tesla Model X earned ratings of 99 miles per gallon of gasoline within the city while 93 on the highway. the combined average becomes 96 miles per gallon of gasoline (MPGe). Tesla Model X attained the highest MPGe ratings from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Hence, this SUV outperforms its key rivals including Jaguar I-Pace and Audi e-Tron in fuel economy and eco drives.

Interior

The Model X comes with a distinct windshield/glass roof for a complete view of outside. This transparent glass roof runs from the base of the hood up over the front-seat passengers for a nearly uninterrupted view.

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Tesla Model X interior design
Tesla Model X interior

Standard features include:

  • Air suspension
  • Push start and keyless entry
  • Heated seats and steering

A huge 17-inch touchscreen infotainment system dominates the dashboard and controls nearly all of the Model X’s various features and settings. Today, the 2020 Tesla Model X and Model S are ranked as the most feature-packed and technologically innovative SUVs on the market.

Safety and autopilot features

Key safety features include:

  • Standard automated emergency braking
  • Standard lane-departure warning
  • Available adaptive cruise control with semi-autonomous driving mode

Tesla Model X comes with a state of the art Autopilot feature which is Tesla’s semi-autonomous driving mode. This innovative feature uses several cameras, sensors, and radars to detect objects, people, and other vehicles and uses them to pilot the Model X.

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Moreover, you can retrieve the SUV Model X while it’s parked in tight spaces through the Summon feature.

Verdict:

Of the two trim levels, we recommend buying the Long Range one based on its power and performance which is unmatched by most other SUVs. The extra miles per gallon of gasoline and cost savings are worth the hit to performance.
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