Car News 16 Jun 2016

Tesla Model X: the all-electric SUV

Tesla’s new electric SUV has been unveiled and the Model X is now on sale in the UK.  The Model X is available in 4 specification levels and a host of optional upgrades.

The entry level 75D starts at £74,480, powered by a 75kwh battery. The basic model is capable of 0-60mph in 6 seconds and a top speed of 130mph. The range from a single charge is claimed to be 259 miles. The Model X comes with all-wheel drive and a five seat layout as standard.

The next level up will set you back £82,400 for the 90D, featuring a 90kwh battery. The performance and range are improved for the mid-range battery with a 0-60mph time of 4.8 seconds, a flat out speed of 155mph and a range of 303 miles from a single charge.  The 90D comes with air suspension as standard.

The P90D is offered at £99,800, and can be upgraded for an extra £8,200 to the ‘Ludicrous speed’ pack, which enables the car to sprint from 0-60mph in 3.2 seconds. The P90D is fitted with an automatically adjusting rear spoiler as standard.

The Falcon wing doors are fitted with sonar sensors adjusting to the doors surroundings. In the cabin is the distinctive infotainment setup consisting of a large 17inch touchscreen display.

The SUV is available in five seat, six seat and seven seat arrangements, the latter two for an extra cost of £2,550 or £3,400.  Tesla has a range of optional upgrades, including their cruise control system ‘Autopilot’ which is available for an additional £2,200. The premium trim pack is £3,900, an upgraded sound system is £2,200 and a winter pack costs £850.

The Model X configurator is live on the website and order books are open. First deliveries will start in late 2016.

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