(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Tesla unveiling its latest vehicle: a luxury SUV.

FOX News Radio's Rich Denison reports:

The world's first electric-powered SUV unveiled by automaker Tesla. The Model X can run for 250 miles on a charge, and features doors which open upward.

Founder Elon Musk says he wants the focus on the SUV's safety features.

(Musk) "With the Model X, we've created the safest SUV ever. It's the first SUV that's five stars in every category."

The automaker says it already has about 25,000 pre-orders for the Model X, with delivery expected in the next 8 to 12 months. Base price for the new Tesla: $130,000.

Rich Denison, FOX News Radio.

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