In this blogpost I will tell you a little more about the Tesla Model X which recently got an upgrade. As you know and might have seen on my Social Media channels I have driven several Tesla Models, all with so much joy! I have driven the Model X back in Spring this year which was a lot of fun, now I am driving the X once again but with several internal upgrades.
2019 Upgrades of the Model X
Tesla has mildly updated its Model X. Not that you’d be able to tell from looking at it, mind, because all the changes are found beneath the exterior. I will get a little more into the technical details. The headline is a revised drivetrain. Tesla says the primary focus has been improving the efficiency of the permanent magnet synchronous reluctance motor by optimising things such as cooling, lubrication and gear design. For those of you who appreciate these sorts of things, the outcome is an efficiency rating of 93% – which sounds very good indeed. For the rest of us, it means there’s more electrical range of the Tesla. Also the Autopilot is functioning quite well and is improved.I was lucky enough to get the Model X with these amazing black 22 inch rims, which really bring an extra value of the exterior design of the Model X.
The biggest change is the air suspension of the Model X which got a major upgrade. It now features fully adaptive damping and improved governance software that can better predict how those dampers should react to the road surface, vehicle speed and driver inputs. This means more driving comfort of course. And, this being a Tesla, if a new version of that software comes out, it can be downloaded and installed wirelessly – which is rather clever.
The Model X can now charge at a faster rate too, it should tops its battery up to 50% quicker than before when you plug it one of the latest Supercharge points of Tesla. One thing that I still am impressed about is the Supercharge network, the infrastructure of charging points is really impressive and definitely has a step ahead of other car brands that produce electric vehicles. Then there’s the sat-nav system, which will direct you to a Supercharger if you don’t have enough range to complete your journey. It’ll also tell you how long you’ll need to charge for, how much range you’ll have left when you arrive and whether or not you could complete a return trip without needing to top up the battery. You can read this in my previous blogpost in regards to my road trip with the Model S to the South of France.
The Model X is impressively quick. I am really surprised that a car of this size is that quick ( Dual motor model ( All Wheel drive) that I drove, 0/100 in 4.4 seconds) The long range is not even the quickest Model X you can get, the Performance will do it in 2,7 seconds which is outrageous.
Tesla recently dropped a new Software Version 10.0 – The biggest software update ever. It comes with new entertainment, gaming, music, and other features. One thing that I really like is that this latest software update made it possible to watch Netflix and YouTube whilst charging or are parked. It makes it more fun to spend time inside the car. These features are of course not possible to use whilst driving. ( SAFETY FIRST) For people that love to sing along there is a new “Car-aoke” feature lets you sing your heart out with friends on a road trip – or by yourself. Caraoke comes with a massive library with plenty of choice of music :). The new “I’m Feeling Lucky” and “I’m Feeling Hungry” navigation features will lead you on an adventure to a local restaurant or point of interest that’s within your car’s range. A very cool and convenient tool that I used twice when I was running a long day and wanted to have a healthy diner on a near spot instead of fastfood.
The Model X is definitely a great car with state of the art technology which gets updated often to improve it’s driving capacities. The interior and exterior design is really sleek and modern. The iconic falcon doors are really a piece of technology work and are easy and practical in use due the many sensors it has.Personaly I am a huge fan of the 17inch touch screen on the Tesla model X and S with its amazing maps system. It is very easy in use and doesn’t need much time to plan a route or make a call. Driving the Model X is an absolute great experience, it’s quick, comfortable and has tools to adopt the driving capacities. A sport mode, comfort mode and so on.
Photography is done by myself: @laurentsebastianphotography
I hope you guys like the Tesla Model X as much as I do.