Model X Buyers Can Spec Out Their $100K Cars, Add $10K in Speed, Still Get Rebate

Aaron Cole
by Aaron Cole
model x buyers can spec out their 100k cars add 10k in speed still get rebate

Prospective buyers of Tesla’s coming Model X SUV can go online Tuesday and pick out their color and options for their cars, which should be arriving at the end of September, Automotive News is reporting.

The online configurator popped up Monday night for potential buyers and forum users started posting pictures of their cars online. The pictures are the first from the automaker before its official reveal.

The interior pictures detail seating for seven adults and the Model X’s falcon doors that will reportedly sport sensors that keep passengers from [s]getting out[/s] hitting the doors on low garages.

According to the Automotive News report, the Model X Signature series will start at $132,000 and can be configured with Tesla’s “Ludicrous Speed” update that’ll boost performance.

A standard Model X can also get the “Ludicrous Speed” update, but buyers would have to opt first for the performance package and then “Ludicrous Speed” beyond that.

Other features on the Model X include the option to have the car park itself, leather seating, heated and ventilated seats and [s]the ability to return your federal rebate[/s] satellite radio.

(Photos courtesy the automaker.)

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  • Mchan1 Mchan1 on Sep 02, 2015

    ANY Tesla autos should not/never be subsidized. If the buyer wants to do his/her thing in helping the environment, then let them buy it themselves WITHOUT the help of tax subsidies which are taken from other taxpayers' tax dollars! Those that Can afford a Tesla does Not need to be subsidized by others!

    • SCE to AUX SCE to AUX on Sep 02, 2015

      GM/Ford/FCA/Tesla/Walmart should never be subsidized. If a company wants to build a factory or store to provide jobs, let them build it themselves WITHOUT the help of tax subsidies. Companies that can afford to build factories do not need to be subsidized by others!

  • Jkross22 Jkross22 on Sep 02, 2015

    Cool lookin' car. Faster than any other vehicle of its type. Wickedly expensive. So, it's an exotic SUV/SAV/CUV. I'm as interested in this as I am in a BMW M SUV. Also as likely to buy it.

  • Bkojote I think it's a home run that VW is bound to bungle.For the anti-CUV crowd there's a cool factor here as pickup trucks have become so cartoonish. This will absolutely embarrass the neighbor with a GMC pavement princess pile in the driveway. Even better, the VW van fandom hasn't ruined these the same way it has the Sprinter, and honestly the design looks tight. And believe it or not there's huge demands for minivans- look no further than the unobtanium that is the Toyota Sienna.So here's what's going to go wrong-These are going to be priced on the premium end and they'll be hype for the first 3 years. The owners (whom The MKIV coil packs and dieselgate disasters a distant memory) trading in their post-college Rav4's and CR-V's are going to quickly discover the whole host of Volkswagen failures- bad sensors, glitchy software, leaking roofs, and hell it'll probably have an emissions scandal of its own somehow. This on top of the already terrible haptic controls VW has, the unreliable charging network, and terrible range. And they'll have the privilege of endlessly fighting with Sleazy Sam's VW dealership after the 4th flat bed tow.They're gonna make the same mistake the kids did in the 80's with the rabbit, the 90's with the Passat and Jetta, and the 00-10's with the TDI's- think VW finally turned the corner and stopped making garbage before doing the trade of shame back to Toyota and Honda.
  • Buickman the only fire should be in the board room.they just hired an executive from Whirlpool.that should help them go do the drain.
  • Mike Beranek I don't care about the vehicles. But I'd be on board for inspecting the drivers.
  • Art Vandelay Coming to a rental lot near you. And when it does know there is a good chance EBFlex and Tassos have puffed each other's peters in it!
  • Art Vandelay I doubt there is even room for EBFlex and Tassos to puff each other's peters in that POS