Just as it has with the Model S, Tesla has added an new entry level model to the Model X range. The all-electric SUV will line-up will now start with the Model X 60 D which costs £64,100.
This will give the owner 220 miles of range (official NEDC quote), with a top speed of 130mph and 0-60mph completed in 6.0 seconds. To compare, this is 39 miles less than the Model X 75 D’s 259 mile range, at a saving of just under £8,000 from its £71,900 price tag. Other models see the Model X 60 D cover 83 miles less than the 90 D (£82,400), and 70 miles less than the range-topping P90 D (£99,800).
As with other Model X specifications, standard equipment includes five seats – with options for six or seven seat versions – free use of the Tesla Supercharger network, regular over-the-air software upgrades, a huge panoramic glass windscreen, all-wheel drive, and Autopilot capability. Options such as self-presenting front doors, Bioweapon Defense Mode air conditioning system, smart air suspension, and a towing package are all available.
Just as with the Model S range – which the Model X now sits in line with – the Model X 60 and 60 D can be upgraded to a 75/75 D model as a post-purchase option. The 60 and 60 D range use 75 kWh batteries but are restricted electronically to a lower capacity.
The news means there is now a Tesla available for similar costs to large PHEV SUVs. The likes of Volvo’s XC90 T8 Twin Engine, the BMW X5 xDrive 40d, and Audi Q7 e-tron – The Volvo very similar in price, BMW’s offering a few thousand pounds cheaper, and the Audi more expensive.
Models are available to order now with deliveries expected in ‘Early 2017’.