Tesla Model X: Now Starting At Just $80,000

November 24, 2015

Two months ago, Tesla Motors unveiled the production version of the Model X SUV, and fans began to salivate.

But alas, unless those fans had shelled out for the upper-tier Signature and Founders editions (priced at $132,000 and $142,000, respectively), they were told they wouldn't receive their own Model Xes until late 2016.

That schedule may have accelerated a bit, and according to Auto News, shoppers who've put down at least $5,000 to reserve other versions of the Model X now have the chance to begin personalizing their rides.

The most important decision for buyers to make involves the SUV's battery pack. The lowest-priced Model X 70D carries a 70 kWh battery capable of zipping from 0 to 60mph in 6.0 seconds. It also boasts a range of 220 miles per charge. As Musk tweeted at the time of the Model X's unveiling, the 70D starts at $80,000, which is $5,000 more than the base Model S sedan. The Model X also has a $1,200 destination fee.  

The Model X 90D comes with a 90 kWh battery. It gets a longer range -- 257 miles -- and is faster off the starting line, going from 0 to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds.

Additional options and packages buyers must consider include:

  • Performance: like the Model S sedan, the Model X comes with an optional "P" upgrade, which includes "ludicrous" speed mode.
  • Seating: the Model X comes standard as a five-seater. For an additional $3,000, it can be turned into a six-seater. A seven-seat version ups the price by $4,000. 
  • Towing, which costs $750
  • A premium audio system, which costs $2,500
  • A cold weather package, which runs $1,000
  • And of course, the add-on that everyone's talking about, Autopilot

For those who might be wondering: "Bioweaponse Defense Mode" comes standard on all Model X sedans. 

Based on Tesla's online configurator (see the screencap above), it appears that the automaker is giving preferential treatment to bigger spenders. The pricey Model X P90D should arrive in buyers' driveways in early 2016, with the P90 and P70 slated for delivery in mid- and mid/late-2016, respectively.

For additional details, check out our colleagues at GreenCarReports.com.

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