The Base Tesla Model X Gets A Little Bump In Power And Price

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Tesla’s online configurator for the Model X went live today, and the automaker hid an additional Easter egg in their kid-haulin’ egg on wheels: a modest power and price bump for the base model.

The Model X’s new base model is a 75D, retailing for $83,000. The 75 kWh battery is good for 237 miles of range on a single charge, and still features standard all-wheel-drive. It comes with a 130 mph top speed and takes only 6.0 seconds to get to 60 mph—not bad for a vehicle that can seat seven people!


According to Tech Insider, the old base Model X was a 70D, with a 70 kWh battery, 22o miles of range and an $80,000 price tag. So, you’ll have to pay $3,000 more to join the Model X club, but you’ll get a bit more power in exchange.

Best of all, now we have a handy configurator to tinker around with, too. Too bad I still can’t option it with old-school minivan sliding doors instead of the gull wings falcon wings. I’m quite fond of that red, though. How would you kit out Tesla’s people-mover?


Correction: The Model X’s doors are “falcon wings,” not “gull wings” due to the two actuation points involved. I prefer the catch-all term “billionaire doors” myself. (H/T Ahmed!)