Value-Oriented 2016 Tesla Model X Debuts | Edmunds

Value-Oriented 2016 Tesla Model X Debuts

PALO ALTO, California — Tesla Motors introduced a value-oriented version of its 2016 Tesla Model X SUV on Wednesday with a starting price of $75,200, including a $1,200 destination charge.

The new Model X 60D has a battery pack rated at 60 kilowatt-hours and a Tesla-estimated 200 miles of driving range.

The price reflects a $9,000 cut over the previous base Model X and does not reflect a $7,500 federal tax credit.

The top-of-the-line 2016 Model X with a 90 kilowatt-hour battery pack and 250 miles of range is priced at $116,700, including shipping.

Key Model X rivals include the BMW X5, Porsche Cayenne and Land Rover Range Rover Sport.

Tesla recently rolled out a more affordable base model of the 2016 Model S sedan. That version is on sale now at Tesla stores, starting at $67,200, including shipping.

The electric carmaker also quietly ended a program that guaranteed the resale value of its cars.

Tesla is expected to announce a new Masterplan Part 2 in the next few days that may reveal a blueprint for its future lineup.

The automaker is also under scrutiny by federal safety regulators following a May 7 fatal crash that involved its Autopilot technology.

Edmunds says: Tesla lures car shoppers who value affordability into its stores with lower-priced versions of the Model X and Model S.

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