A few days back we mentioned that the first production run of Tesla Model X SUV orders had begun. For the initial run the only version available was the high-end Signature Series with a few other options that could be added. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has taken to twitter to clarify a few things, first he said that the Signature Series Model X is costly because it is completely loaded.
Pretty much everything you can get on a Model X is included in the Signature Edition other than a few other choices. One of those options is the Ludicrous Speed update. A lot of people were shocked when the list price was announced to start at $132k for the first Model X vehicles, but now you know why.
Musk also took some time to talk about when the first round of Model X SUVs will be delivered. The first handful of cars will be delivered at the Fremont, Ca factory to buyers on September 29. Musk says that the Model X is $5,000 more expensive than a similarly equipped Model S.
The price increase is due to the larger size of the SUV and more complexity for the new car. While official Model X pricing for normal models hasn’t been offered, the car is expected to start around $81k for a base two wheel drive version.