Tesla is accustomed to making hugely ambitious pronouncements – and the industry has learnt to listen.
Yet its assertion that the Model X is the quickest and most capable SUV yet can be dismissed as hyperbole.
And Tesla would do well to understand that the word ‘capable’ has an especially broad meaning in this segment: there are no superchargers in the wilderness that its rivals are better equipped to explore.
However, it is necessary once again – even with qualifications – to acknowledge that there is nothing else quite like the Model X.
Much like the Model S, its greatest asset is mixing spaciousness, refinement, impressive infotainment and forward-looking tech with a respectable all-electric range and agreeably guilt-free pace.
Add to that the apparently innate desirability that the segment already provokes in buyers and the Model X’s impact on Tesla’s sales is likely to be sizeable.