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This past week Tesla debuted a new seven-seater minivan slash sport-utility vehicle thingymajig.

As you'd expect from Tesla it's a fully electric product.

Though you wouldn't expect it though, it's got some flair with what Tesla's calling "falcon" doors, which act similarly to Gullwing doors except they're a bit more practical.

When it comes to key facts though, it seems somewhat compelling: Zero to 60 in 4.4 seconds, can supposedly seat seven real adults, has front/rear motors for its all-wheel drive system and has the turning radius of a MINI Cooper.

In addition, a rear-wheel drive model will also be available.

Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO has been quoted as saying "more room than a minivan, more style than an SUV and more performance than a sports car."

Oh yeah, it also has a "frunk," which is a trunk in the front -- much like a mid or rear-engined sports car. Stupid nomenclature aside, Musk claims it has more storage capacity than the rear cargo hold of an Audi Q7.

According to Musk, Tesla is looking to push 10,000 - 15,000 units annually, starting in 2014.

Pricing is expected to be around its sedan sibling, the Model S, around $58,000 pre-tax credit savings, and top out near $100,000.

Oh, and since you probably want to know how far this puppy will take you, word is 160 miles AND there will be the option for larger battery packs when the time comes.

BUT, let's be real for a second: Is this REALISTIC? Tesla has yet to produce one Model S and as one other publication put it, has yet to produce anything NOT based off of a Lotus chassis.

Is this debut a bit too premature as Tesla still has a tremendous amount to prove with its first fully fledged product?






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