First Tesla Model X Delivery Slated for September 29
If Elon Musk sneezes, the media stands to attention. And so it is that we’re pleased to report that the very first Tesla Model X, the highly anticipated electric crossover SUV that was supposed to go on sale in 2013, is finally scheduled for delivery on September 29, 2015.
To get one, you need to have a reservation. Also, the version you’re reserving is the Model X Signature Series, the one with the 90-kW battery and a base price of $132,000. Get the Ludicrous Speed option, which runs another 10 grand, and you’ll be the proud owner of a crossover SUV that accelerates to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds, according to Tesla.
Let’s put that into perspective. A Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG costs at least $137,150, it has a twin-turbocharged, 5.5-liter V-8 engine making 536 horsepower, it gets to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds, gets an EPA-rated 13 mpg in combined driving, and it looks like a FedEx shipping box on wheels.
Seems like this Elon Musk guy might be on to something, eh?
After the Model X’s initial rollout, Tesla will build less expensive versions of the new SUV. According to Musk’s Twitter feed, pricing will be around $5,000 more than equivalent Model S sedans “due to greater size & body complexity.”