Posted on December 22, 2015
Throw everything you know about doors out the … well, doors. The Tesla Model X is here with revolutionary doors called the Falcon Wing Doors and they are about to change everything the industry knows about getting in and out of an SUV and crossover.
The Tesla Model X Falcon Wing doors allow passengers to easily access the second and third-row seats from even a tight parking spot. Traditional doors don’t allow you to swing open the doors all the way in a tight parking spot and typical minivan sliding doors don’t allow enough space to access the third row.
Will the Falcon Wing Doors on the Tesla Model X hit other cars? Of course not! Tesla Motors isn’t in the business of making your insurance go up. Even if there is only a foot of clearance on either side of the Tesla Model X, the Falcon Wing doors will move up and out of the way and allow your family to easily get in and out of the all-electric crossover. The simplest and fastest way for these doors to open is up and out, like the Mercedes Gullwing doors. However, Tesla has added an extra step that allows the doors to slide up and spread the wings so you can park in the tightest spaces.
Of course, if you’re still paranoid that the Tesla Model X doors might hit something, the Falcon Wing doors are equipped with ultrasonic sensors that can tell if there is something next to or above them. If you park the Tesla Model X somewhere with a low ceiling, the doors will go up as far as they can, then the elbows will bend out to make room so people can get in or out. And in case you were wondering, the Falcon Doors also have sensors inside the door so if a door is closing and there's an arm or a leg in the way, it will stop operating. Tesla says that the side and overhead of the doors is so large that parents can easily buckle children in “without ducking or straining and without bumping their child's head on the roof.”
If you have any fears regarding the Tesla Model X Falcon Wing Doors, rest assured that Tesla engineers have everything well thought out.