Tesla has unofficially dropped some information on the new Tesla Model X via an official e-mail to early adopters.
Some people have waited over three years for the Tesla Model X SUV to finally make its way to market, but there’s good news. According to our motoring friends over at Automotive News who dropped word about this development earlier today (Sept. 1, 2015) it looks like the configurator has officially opened, prices have been announced and a couple of options have been made available.
By some estimates, more than 15,000 people have put down the required $40,000 deposit for the Tesla Model X signature series. We imagine even more people have opted to wait for the regular Tesla Model X which required just a $5000 deposit. For the privilege of being an early adopter of the Tesla Model X, according to the emails sent to owners, it will set you back $132,000. Range is estimated at 240 miles per charge, 0-60 MPH comes in 3.8 seconds courtesy of its 259 HP front motor and 503 HP rear motor. Top speed is limited to 155 MPH.
Then there are the options. The Tesla Model X has a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds but the tow package adds $750 to your receipt. Ludicrous speed will lower your 0-60 time to 3.2 seconds but adds another $10,000.And if you’re in a colder climate, you can get their Subzero weather package which adds a heated steering wheel, 3 zone second and third row seat heaters, washer nozzle heaters and wiper blade defrosters which adds another grand to your total and would most likely take a bit off your range.
Check out the list of standard and signature series equipment below! Thanks to Tesla Motors Club and Inside EV’s for all the images. For a first generation electric SUV which has taken a lot of lessons learned from the Tesla Model S and implemented them into the Model X, it’s a rather refined product. We’re glad to see Elon living up to a lot of the promises he’s put out to those who put down a hefty deposit despite all the delays.