Before the launch of the Model X, Tesla CEO, Elon Musk said that they plan to price it $5000 over the base Model S. However, things didn’t go according to plan and the Model X went on sale for $82,500, roughly $8000 over the base ‘S’ model’s $74,500. Now though, the manufacturer has gone back to their earlier promise and reduced the car’s prices to be within this figure. That’s not all; they have even added new features as standard.
The Tesla Model X 75D base model is now priced at $79,500, making it exactly $5000 costlier than the base Model S (75D). The Model S’s price sees no change in the base variant.
|Car||Price (Old)||Price (New)|
|Model S 75D||$74,500||$74,500|
|Model S P100D||$140,000||$141,500|
|Model X 75D||$82,500||$79,500|
|Model X P100D||$145,000||$145,000|
Coming to the top variants, potential buyers of both the models have enough reasons to be happy but there’s extra delight for those looking at the Model S. The $5000 worth of upgrade package in the outgoing P100D variants has been incorporated as standard equipment. Interestingly, Tesla has reduced prices of the Model S P100D by $1,500, making it exactly $5,000 cheaper than the similar-spec’d Model X.
The now standard, Premium Upgrade package includes features like:
- Medical grade HEPA air filtration system (includes Bioweapon defence mode)
- Activated carbon purification system to block offensive odour, nitrogen oxides and the like
- Custom audio system
- XM satellite radio capabilities when paired with Sunroof
- Heated seats
- Heated steering, wiper blade defroster and water nozzle heater
It’s not all great news though, and the price for the 6-seat option has been increased to $6,000.