The Buzz'Affordable' Model X option revealed; UK order books open

‘Affordable’ Model X option revealed; UK order books open

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Much like the new frugal Model S variant announced in June, Tesla has today announced that its Model X SUV will also now be available in the cut-back 60D trim. Today, the order books have also been opened for the futuristic car in the UK.

This means you can now get on the Model X ownership bandwagon for around £64,100, or just over £500 a month with a PCP deal. For this, you’ll get a digitally de-tuned version of the 75D’s powerplant running all four wheels, meaning 0-60mph in 6.0 secs, a top speed of around 130mph, and a projected 220 mile range. Oh, and those awesome gullwing doors, of course…

With Land Rover Discovery Sports being available from just over HALF the price of the Model X, you’re clearly paying a Apple-style premium for the polished, desirable Model X. But is the extra cash really worth it? Sure, you’re investing into free Supercharger use, along with an 8-year, infinite-mile battery warranty, but with things like the power upgrade, extra seating and Autopilot functionality all coming in at a rather alarming extra fee, would the costs spiral out of control once you’d spec’d yours up?

If the overwhelming influx of pre-orders the Model 3 received when order books were opened are anything to go by, we doubt Tesla is particularly worried about the Model X not being a hit. And if you just look at the thing, with its sleek lines and massive windscreen, we think they’re probably right. But it would be nice to see something a bit more realistically priced from the firm one day…

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