What kind of quality do you expect from Tesla?

Ed Niedermeyer tweeted this rather shocking PDF this morning illustrating build quality issues with the new Tesla Model X. Be sure to check out all the photos – it ranges from moulding issues to poor seals to creased leather, and even some rust, as you can see in the photo below of the rear seat mounts.


For a vehicle that starts at over $80,000 USD, this is beyond unacceptable. You’d expect this from 1990s General Motors, but not from a company that purports to be a leader in luxury and technology. The big question: Is this merely a one-off problem, or, as Lawrence Allen of Auto Express asked earlier, is this ‘more proof that the glossy Tesla hype machine is slowly cracking’?