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Tesla Model X Australian price revealed

Tesla Motors has revealed the Australian price for the entry-level version of its much-hyped Model X SUV – “the safest, quickest and most capable sport utility vehicle in history.”

Also, will a charred Model S hamper Tesla sales in its hottest European market?

Tesla Motors has revealed the Australian price for the entry-level version of its much-hyped Model X SUV, billed by the EV-maker as “the safest, quickest and most capable sport utility vehicle in history,” no less.

According to a company statement released on Tuesday, Tesla’s Model X 60D will be available to buy in Australia at a starting price of $111,900 plus on-road costs, which in most states winds up totalling just under $123,000.

Tesla Model X
Tesla Model X

The all-wheel drive car, which has had some false starts in the US, features falcon wing doors, dual electric motors – one each for the front and rear axles, and a range of more than 350km per full charge.

It also has the ability to go from 0-100km/h in 6.2 seconds, which is not quite up to the “ludicrous speed” standards of the Model S and other Model X variants (3.2 secs) but is pretty fast, all the same.

According to Drive.com.au, the US version of the Model X 60D is also available with multiple seating layouts, to cater to either five, six or seven passengers.

The offering of the scaled-back version follows a shaky start for the Model X, punctuated by a series of manufacturing mistakes and setbacks which Musk attributed to trying to get “too many new features and technologies, too many great things all at once, into a product.”

As Musk conceded in a February conference call with Tesla executives, “in retrospect, it would have been a better decision to do fewer things with the first version of Model X, and then roll in the capabilities and features on new technologies over time.”

But prospective Australian buyers should rest assured that he still thinks it’s the best car of all time.

“…The net result, however, is that I think the Model X is an amazing car. I honestly think it’s probably the best – I mean, I think it’s the best car ever. I’m not sure anyone’s going to make a car like this again. I’m not sure Tesla would make a car like this again.”

Tesla says the full details and pricing for the extended Model X range will be revealed closer to the car’s Australian launch.

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  1. valakos 4 years ago

    the Porsche Cayenne is fried – the stay at home mums with their rich hubbies will flock to the model X once the see the doors

  2. Andrew Tovey 4 years ago

    A step forward for EVs, sure. But the ultimate in useless ‘Sports Utility’ capability. What kind of SUV has no capacity for roof racks? One with gimmicky falcon-wing doors! But that’s ok, you can put all your kit in that copious boot… oh.

    Hang on, is this simply another expensive flash car for showing off in posh suburbs with no apparent practical usability value beyond basic transport of passengers? Yes. Yes it is. Well I suppose they did their market research but still… how long do we have to wait until they bring out cars for normal people?!

    • Steve Fuller 4 years ago

      Could be they want to profit from the rich to help finance the development of the products for the not so rich and so on.

      If we want affordable EVs now we might need the government to take the risk. Not much chance of that in Australia at the moment – although I guess they wouldn’t mind diverting money from public transport to private cars – that’s a business case that would be more familiar.

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