‘Tesla Model X’ Release Dates; Pre-order Details; Model 3’s New Look
For those who have anticipated, waited, and salivated over Tesla Motors’ Model X electric crossover vehicle, expect the units to be delivered by the end of September.
In a tweet, Tesla Motors CEO, Elon Musk, announced that the first units produced will be out for public consumption on September 29.
The Model X costs around $5,000 more than the Company’s earlier model, Model S, because of the “complexity” of its engineering finish. It has a larger body and can accommodate 7 passengers in three rows. It has a 70-kWh battery, which was positioned perfectly in the underside of the vehicle. LA Times reported that it allows for “a second trunk under the hood.”
A more spacious model, Tesla Model X is much-awaited and has started pre-orders for its first units. A fully-geared Model X Signature series is also available for $132,000. It is packed with more functions such as the Ludicrous Speed Upgrade, which can be added for an additional $10,000, as well as the Subzero Weather package for another $1,000. Some standard add-ons for the Signature model are the autopilot functions for parking and lane steering, Smart Air Suspension with GPS Memory, ultra-high fidelity sound with satellite audio, flat folding, ventilated leather seats and independently operable 3-adult second row seats.
You can also add towing options for up to 5,000 lbs at $750. This is not to be confused with the build-in towing ability of the models for skis and bikes.
To reserve for your Model X Signature unit, click this link. Read more about the Model X in this report.
Now the Tesla Model 3 is a smaller version of their current sedan, the Model S. Musk announced that they are planning to take it into production “in about 2 years”. The look of the Model 3 will be revealed on March next year, so it’s something to look out for. The Model 3 will fall in line after the “gigafactory” near Reno has been fully constructed and fully operational. This is to keep the costs of producing more lower-costs cars down.