SUVs and crossovers may dominate the market but very few owners actually take these high-riding vehicles across any terrain other than tarmac and gravel. Fortunately, a bunch of guys from the Czech Republic decided to take a new-age SUV off-road. The SUV in question? A Tesla Model X.
As the Tesla Model X is sold as an SUV, it should be capable of coping in less-than-ideal conditions, but we’ve rarely come across videos showing the EV anywhere other than on perfectly-smooth roads.
During this Tesla’s off-road adventures, it was put to the test across rain-soaked dirt and mud which was quite the challenge for the SUV. On more than one occasion, the Tesla came close to getting stuck but the driver was able to push through and take the vehicle through terrain which it wouldn’t ordinarily face. Sure, the off-road course in this video doesn’t appear overly difficult for a vehicle with all-wheel drive but it’s still good to see a Model X get down and dirty.
For any Tesla Model X owners thinking of trying to repeat what’s seen in these videos, it’s worth keeping in mind that the SUV’s ride height would certainly limit it over some terrain. A Model X may be able to out-accelerate virtually any SUV on the planet but that doesn’t mean it can out-perform them when traveling off the beaten path.
Nevertheless, we have to commend the owner of this Tesla for sampling what the SUV is capable of. It takes a brave soul to take such a desirable and expensive vehicle into unfavorable conditions like these.