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    Gen III's Model X-like crossover

    Quote Originally Posted by vfx View Post
    Odd that Tesla (Elon) says the 4th car will be a mini Model X on this platform and we don't have a thread on it?
    Let's start the discussion.

    Smaller falcon doors?

    Model Y?

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    Like the Ford Transit Connect EV?

    Is it going to be E UTE tiful?

    What letter? "Y"?

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    IMO the falcon doors choice for Gen III's Model X-like crossover will depend upon how much successful will be the Model X. If the Model X will be very successful falcon doors will be present also on Gen III's Model X-like crossover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffy.Roma View Post
    IMO the falcon doors choice for Gen III's Model X-like crossover will depend upon how much successful will be the Model X. If the Model X will be very successful falcon doors will be present also on Gen III's Model X-like crossover.
    I agree. I do wish personally they will go for normal doors though so there can be a full size roof rack to carry cargo boxes, canoes, kayaks, etc. I know they mention they will have some kind of solutions for the Model X but I don't think this includes big items like canoes and cargo boxes. For me if falcon doors mean no roof rack then my choice will have to be gen III 'sedan' instead of crossover, which is still a fine choice

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    Yeah, i think Falcon doors are a relativley complicated and thus expensive design. Great for a luxury SUV, makes it really stand out, but not too good for a more affordable car.
    I kind of like Model Y, guys! Could stand for "Young" or "Youth" (traget audience of an X3 class car) and is also the next letter after X, so makes sense in many ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrdoubleb View Post
    Yeah, i think Falcon doors are a relativley complicated and thus expensive design. Great for a luxury SUV, makes it really stand out, but not too good for a more affordable car.
    I kind of like Model Y, guys! Could stand for "Young" or "Youth" (traget audience of an X3 class car) and is also the next letter after X, so makes sense in many ways.
    Not to mention on a shorter, and thinner vehicle having traditional swing doors becomes less of a problem. And if there isn't a third row (difficult on a vehicle that small) you won't need the same massive openings. So I agree that falcon doors on the Gen III SUV probably won't happen.

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    So is this the size of an Amigo? Juke? Outback?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vfx View Post
    So is this the size of an Amigo? Juke? Outback?
    Outback would be a good choice. 1st picture below.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vfx View Post
    So is this the size of an Amigo? Juke? Outback?
    Hopefully it's an Evoke competitor. My WAG (Wild A** Guess) is that the falcon doors stay a premium feature. Even the baby Lamborghini (Gallardo) has "normal" doors and not "lambo" doors

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    Quote Originally Posted by viperboy View Post
    Hopefully it's an Evoke competitor. My WAG (Wild A** Guess) is that the falcon doors stay a premium feature. Even the baby Lamborghini (Gallardo) has "normal" doors and not "lambo" doors
    It would be a defining feature and great for any cab. Maybe a cheaper way would be to have sliding doors.

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