After launching the refreshed Mannequin X Plaid solely as a six-seater, Tesla has began delivering five-seat variants of its flagship electrical crossover.

It will little question be a welcome addition to the Mannequin X lineup, as many house owners choose to maximise the car’s rear cargo space than carry extra passengers. As well as, the Mannequin X with 5 seats brings no further expenses, in contrast to the six- and seven-seat inside choices.

Experiences of five-seat Mannequin X autos being delivered to clients surfaced on Tesla Motors Membership over the weekend, with one proprietor sharing photographs of their Lengthy Vary mannequin and confirming a number of inside options.

Picture supply: 209Driver on Tesla Motors Membership

Identical to its predecessor, the refreshed five-seat Mannequin X includes a 60:40 cut up second row, with the broader half being on the driving force’s facet. When the second row is folded down, it creates a flat floor that matches flush with the ground of the trunk, considerably increasing the Mannequin X’s cargo-carrying capabilities.

Relatively curiously, the brand new Mannequin X doesn’t have wi-fi charging within the second row, despite the fact that the refreshed Mannequin S does. The car does function two USB ports, although. We are able to additionally spot the Mannequin X’s coat hooks within the cargo compartment.

Curiously, after Teslarati picked up the story and posted it on Twitter, Elon Musk replied, revealing that he is not an enormous fan of the five-seat Mannequin X and he prefers the six-seat variant higher.

“The six seat Mannequin X is finest imo. There are occasions after I solely need to supply that variant.”


Tesla’s CEO probably has different concerns in thoughts when he says that in comparison with the common buyer. In October 2021, the EV maker mentioned it might solely produce the six-seat configuration of the Mannequin X for the “first few months.”

The choice to simplify the lineup was probably made to streamline manufacturing as Tesla had delayed deliveries of the Mannequin X for too lengthy. Moreover, the six-seat choice provides $6,500 to the value of a five-seat Mannequin X, so it isn’t laborious to see why Musk favors this configuration.

Now that Tesla has began deliveries of the five-seat Mannequin X Lengthy Vary, clients who’ve seven-seat variants on order are hoping their autos will begin transport quickly. Will Tesla additionally supply five- and seven-seat configurations of the Mannequin X Plaid? That appears unlikely given Musk’s remark, however time will inform.