Tesla's Model X Will Hit the Streets on September 29, Will Cost $133,000

Aaron Cole
by Aaron Cole

Tesla’s third production model, its Model X crossover, will start arriving to customers who have already ordered the car September 29, the automaker announced.

Customers for the crossover, which costs $133,000 to $144,000, began ordering options and colors for their cars that include premium sound and “ludicrous speed” modes.

The company announced it would hand over its first few cars to new owners at their headquarters in California.

The Model X is the second model of Tesla’s planned expansion of its lineup. Following the Model S sedan, which went on sale in 2012, the Model X will offer a crossover to the electric carmaker’s lineup. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that its Model 3, a lower-cost sedan that could retail around $35,000, would likely start production in two years.

The Model X is a three-row crossover with “falcon” rear doors. After it was announced in 2012, orders for the car quickly flooded in. Last year, Tesla said orders for the car extend well into 2016. Competing automakers such as Audi have already announced competitors to the Model X.

Critics have targeted Tesla’s high-priced electric cars and their applicable state and federal tax credits as impetus for reforming the incentives. Already in California, lawmakers have capped incentives in that state based on household income.

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  • TrailerTrash TrailerTrash on Sep 03, 2015

    Here it is. Truth. To hell with CR and its rediculous and biased reviews. This car cost my brother over 120 GRAND. He is in love and dilusional about his car. He is what I call a True Believer. There is no talking to him. I have driven his car many times. Yes...it is fantastic with torque and that huge tech of a screen is really, really cool. But PLEASE...this car cost over 100 grand. The interior is cold blooded plain. The back seat is low, forcing my thighs and knees well off the seat and leaving me feel as if I was in the back seat of a Mustang. My elbow began to hurt enough from the horribly designed and hard plastic of the door armrest while going to and from work. The noise from the back corner near my ear was as loud as my Mazda3 hatch. Really? A 110% perfect car...for over 100 thousand dollars. And THIS car, the X, which my younger brother gets in a few weeks, reminds me of the stupid looking BMW X6. Why is IT not getting called out for that same ridiculous rear end like the X did? The world is friggin nuts!

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    • Shaker Shaker on Sep 04, 2015

      I'd bet that the back seat of the X is a lot nicer than the S, so there's that. The owner's garage will need a 10-12 foot ceiling, so that pretty much limits the buyers to the well-off.

  • Voyager Voyager on Sep 04, 2015

    By 2017 Tesla's Model S and Model X will fall in the category of lease cars that are taxed 22% instead of 7% in the Netherlands. For sure that will influence sales of Tesla's posh models. Model 3 will fall in the lower 7% category. I expect sales of this one to explode down here.

  • Shaker Shaker on Sep 04, 2015

    Bring 'em on - the more, the merrier. Soon, I may be choosing a home to spend my retirement in. The choices will be: A decent, comfortable home of 1200 sq ft for a bit over $100k, with my Malibu parked in the garage. OR: A sub-$100k hovel, as long as I can put a 220 outlet in the garage for the EV.

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    • RideHeight RideHeight on Sep 05, 2015

      @shaker Vikingar!

  • Thelastdriver Thelastdriver on Sep 04, 2015

    It's got doors for a billionaire! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJIAOosI6js