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Tesla Model X starts at $80,000 before incentives

Tesla is finally ready to sell the much-awaited Model X after a series of production-related delays.  The company has announced that the Model X will be shipping in incrementally in 2016 with the P90D coming first in early 2016 and the 70D and 90D to arrive in mid to late 2016. The price of the 70D which is the base model starts at $80,000USD.

The Model X was developed from the hugely successful Model S which was a full sized sedan. The Model X is a full-sized crossover SUV and it shared around 30% of its parts with the Model S. The new SUV will come in the aforementioned variants. The 70D comes with a 70kWh battery and an estimated range of 220 miles. The 90D and P90D come with a 90kWh battery and an estimated range of 257 and 250 miles respectively. The “P” designation in the P90D indicated the performance variant with the SUV clocking in a blistering time of 3.2s for its 0 to 60mph sprint. All variants come with dual motor all wheel drive. The 70D and 90D electric motors are rated at 259hp for both front and rear engines while the P90D comes with a259hp front motor and 503hp in the rear.





Standard options include six and seven-seat configurations, Tesla’s autopilot system, and a premium sound system.

Here is the full article from autoblog.com:

“The Tesla Model X is now available to the general public, and the cost of entry is $80,000. Of course, that’s before any incentives, like the $7,500 federal tax credit.

Model X buyers can choose from three versions: 70D, 90D, and P90D, just like the Model S. With the 70D, you get a 70-kWh battery that’s good for an EPA-estimated 220 miles of range, a top speed of 140 miles per hour, and a 0-60 time of six seconds flat. The 90D adds a larger, 90-kWh battery pack, with 257 miles of range, a 155-mph top speed, and a 4.8-second 0-60 sprint. Finally, the performance-oriented P90D uses the same 90-kWh battery pack, but range is decreased to 250 miles. That said, the P90D will run to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, or an astonishing 3.2 seconds with Ludicrous mode. Tesla’s dual-motor all-wheel drive is standard across all Model X lines, and the 90D/P90D come equipped with the smart air suspension.

The standard interior configuration offers five seats, but six- and seven-seat options are available. If you want six seats, that’ll be $3,000 extra, and if you desire seven, prepare to shell out $4,000. Tesla’s trick Autopilot function costs $2,500, and the air suspension can be added to the 70D for $2,500. Other add-ons include the $4,500 premium package, $2,500 premium sound system, $1,000 subzero weather package, and the $750 towing pack.

P90D models will be the first to arrive, in early 2016. Following that, 90D and 70D models will make their way to customers in mid- and late-2016, respectively.”


Jonno Rodd

Jonno is the hype-man for some of Australia's most rad brands. His passion for adventure, new tech, and off-roading, means there is no really automotive topic beyond Jonno's interest.

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