Tesla upgrades Model X's base battery, raises price


The entry-level version of Tesla's new Model X crossover may have just hit the market recently, but the electric vehicle builder has already upgraded its battery—and its price.

The Model X 70D is gone, replaced with the 75D. Actually, the 70D never existed as Tesla hasn't built the base model yet, opting to built bigger revenue high-end models. The nomenclature change reflects an upgrade from 70 kWh to 75 kWh for its lithium ion battery pack. 

Range, as a result, climbs from an estimated 220 miles to 237 miles on a single charge. Tesla says that the 75D will hit 60 mph from a complete stop in 6.0 seconds before topping out at 130 mph.

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The crossover, notable as much for its gullwing doors (which Tesla calls Falcon Wings) as it is for its electric powertrain, also sees its base price increased by $3,000 to $84,200.

The new 75D offers the same range of optional equipment as the 70D did, meaning buyers can opt for a trailer hitch, a 72-amp charger, and Tesla's vaunted Autopliot system. Upgrading to a six-seat layout raises the price another $3,000, while the seven-seat variant will set buyers back $4,000 more than the base price.

The 90D, with its 90 kWh battery, remains in the Model X lineup, as does the much faster P90D. 

The Model X 75D is now officially available. 

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