2016 Tesla Model X: Panoramic Windshield
by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on April 18, 2016
Yes, that's the windshield in our 2016 Tesla Model X. It's a standard feature of the new SUV and one of the unique features that makes the Model X such a conversation starter. It also makes me nervous.
You see, I no longer have a natural sun visor, otherwise known as hair. So sitting there in the driver's seat with nothing but a tinted window above my head is unnerving to say the least.
Now I'm sure that glass is coated with all kinds of UV protection, but even that stuff has its limitations. I enjoy the view that the enormous windshield provides, I just wish there was an option to cover it up should you feel the need. Sometimes you just don't want the sun constantly overhead, even if it's not baking you.
There are sunvisors. They swing down from the sides of the A-pillars and connect with the rear view mirror via magnets. They look a bit odd hanging there in the middle of nothing, but they are positioned in a way that makes them useful for deflecting head on sunshine.
Overall it's an interesting feature that gives the Model X a distinctive look and feel. Hopefully it doesn't get any cracks as I'm guessing it's not cheap to replace.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 2,136 miles