2016 Tesla Model X: Innovative Cupholder Design
by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on May 11, 2016
Cupholder design probably wasn't very high on the priority list for the designers of the 2016 Tesla Model X, yet they took a pretty good stab at doing it differently anyway. The result is a nice looking, if not notably superior, setup.
As you can see, it's essentially an adjustable setup for holding two cups. The symmetrical inserts can be pulled out and moved to different slots to accommodate cups of different sizes. It's simple, effective and clean looking.
The only real issue here is that even though there are numerous slots, the level of adjustability is actually pretty limited. You can make one a little bigger than the other and that's about it. If you want to do anything drastic, you have to remove the inserts completely which leaves you looking for a place to stash them.
If there's a silver lining to this design it's the fact that you can remove the inserts completely to give you a little extra storage for things other than beverages. You shouldn't be drinking and driving anyway, right?
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 2,356 miles