The Tesla Model X Will Cost The Same As Model S In Australia

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In Australia, Tesla's four-door, all-electric Model S luxury sedan starts at a hair over $100,000. The dual-motor all-wheel-drive version is $7500 more, coming in at a $108,300 sticker price before on-road costs like the Luxury Car Tax. The newer, larger, even more technology-packed Model X has just had its starting Australian price announced, and it's only a few thousand dollars more expensive. The starting price of the Model X in Australia will be $111,900, only 3 per cent more expensive than the equivalent-spec Model S.

The entry-level spec for the Model X will be the recently announced Model X 60D, a dual-motor all-wheel-drive variant with a software-locked 75kWh battery capable of "over 350km" of range according to Tesla's local representative, with a 0-100km/h speed of 6.2 seconds and a top speed of 210km/h. By comparison, the equivalent Model S 60D has 408km of NEDC-rated electric driving range, the same 210km/h top speed and a 5.4 second 0-100km/h sprint.

Luxury Car Tax, registration, compulsory third-party insurance and stamp duty costs drive the price of the Model X up to $123,958.20 in ACT, $125,966.20 in QLD, $127,113.05 in NT, $128,307.23 in TAS, $128,402.20 in SA, $129,255.20 in NSW, $130,087.20 in VIC and $131,650.84 in WA. these prices are all within $5000 of the price of an equivalent Model S 60D, and keeps Tesla's local pricing in line with its US parent, where the Model S 60D's $US71,000 price is closely shadowed by the Model X 60D's $US74,000.

Selecting maximum range with the Model X 90D's 90kWh battery pack drives the US price up by $US36,500 to $US100,500 and maximum performance through the Model X P90D with Ludicrous speed option rises by $US74,500 to $US133,500. The most expensive possible Model X, with a seven-seat interior, the premium upgrades package, sub-zero weather heating, ultra-high-fidelity sound, a towing package, accessory hitch and high amperage charger comes to a total cash price of US$149,700.

From Tesla: "Model X is the safest, quickest and most capable sport utility vehicle in history, and existing Model X owners overseas are loving their cars. Following on the success of Model S 60 and 60D and in order to bring the benefits of Tesla ownership to even more people, we're introducing Model X 60D at a starting price listed below – giving customers the flexibility to choose the Tesla model, price point and range that best fits their lifestyle. Our versatile product platform and efficient manufacturing processes make it possible to seamlessly extend these types of compelling offerings to customers."

Full pricing for the Model X range will be announced closer to the car's launch, Tesla says. That launch should come before the end of the year, from what we've been told from sources within and outside the company in Australia. [Tesla]

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