The Model X SUV range kicks off with the 75D for $166,488 which is a relative bargain compared to the top-of-the-line P100D which is $100,000 more.

This is a large, completely electric SUV that comes standard with five seats but can be optioned with six or seven.

Standard features include an enormous 17-inch touch screen, sat nav, reversing camera, climate control and seven more cameras set up to enable the car to be fully autonomous when the software is rolled out.

Yup, you may be getting the idea that this is no ordinary SUV and it is indeed special. Powering it are two electric motors – one on the front axle and the other at the rear axle, and each has an output of 193kW and 330Nm.

All-wheel drive, and with impressive acceleration, the 75D can hurl itself from 0-100km/h in 6.2 seconds.

The 75kWh battery has a 417km range (NEDC) but take 100km off that for a real-world figure.

2017 Tesla Model X 75D specifications

Price From: $166,488
Fuel Consumption: 417km range
Safety: 5
Seats: 5 (can option 7)
Warranty: Five-year/130,000km
Motor: Two AC induction motors each producing 193kW/330Nm
Transmission: Single speed fixed gear 
Spare: None
Turning circle: 14.4m
Dimensions: 5037mm (L) 2271mm (W) 1680mm (H)