Tesla Model X gets five-seat interior with fold-flat second row

Tesla Model X gets five-seat interior with fold-flat second row

Tesla has finally introduced a five-seat interior configuration for the Model X, serving as standard equipment for new orders.

The more expensive six- and seven-passenger packages include a folding bench seat for the third row, however the second row cannot be collapsed when stowage space takes a higher priority than occupancy.

The new setup introduces a three-passenger bench seat for the second row, displacing the form-fitting thrones in favor of a more utility-focused design that folds flat to fit more gear. As Teslarati points out, the bench also presumably ditches the second-row power tilt system.

With the seats folded flat, the electric crossover boasts 88 cubic feet of cargo space behind the first row. The capacity beats many segment rivals, ranging from the Audi Q7 to the Volvo CX90, though it falls short of the Ford Expedition and other massive SUVs.

Model X buyers can still opt for the existing six- and seven-seat editions, which carry respective price premiums of $3,000 and $4,000 over the five-seat interior.