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While Tesla doesn’t have anything new to show at the on-going Detroit auto show, the Apple-of-carmakers has revealed new details of its upcoming all-electric seven-seat SUV, the Model X.

It’s where “utility meets performance,” apparently, combining the space and functionality of an SUV with seating for seven adults and the “uncompromised performance” of an electric car. Right. Tesla is not big on modesty, that’s for sure.

The big highlights here are the so-called “Falcon Wing Doors,” which open up instead of out to allow “easy access to the third row seat, even from the narrowest of parking spaces.” Just don’t mention underground car parks with a low ceiling clearance…

Three engine, or rather, motor options will be offered: 60 kWh, 85 kWh and 85 kWh Performance. All come standard with Dual Motor All Wheel Drive, so presumably the top version will have the same 691 hp package offered on the Model S P85D, which gets to 100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds. It’ll arrive in American showrooms in early 2016.

Tesla Model X Concept