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  •  Slightly incorrect. (0+ / 0-)

    The next model is Model X, which is a light SUV variant of Model X.  Wont' require a lot of changes from Model S or as much time, but it'll roll out in 2014.  After that is the Blue Star everyman car.

    "I'm going to rub your faces in things you try to avoid." - Muad'Dib

    by Troubadour on Sat Jun 23, 2012 at 12:43:13 PM PDT

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    •  That's a new addition to the lineup (0+ / 0-)

      since I was there early last year. They only had three cars in the pipeline then and no SUV. The "everyman" car was always in their plans; I believe the Model X is a new concession to the hot market for luxury crossover SUVs from Porsche, Mercedes, Lexus, etc. Currently that is who Tesla is competing with, not Ford or GM.

      A quote from the LA Times article on the Model X announcement:

      Tesla has produced its $100,000 Roadster sport car in very small numbers — just 2,500 — with the help of British automaker Lotus, and it has yet to prove it can develop a complex vehicle from the ground up and bring it to market, analysts said.

      "It is a real challenge going from producing a few thousand cars to making 50,000 or 60,000," Koslowski said."

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