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As Green Car Reports tells us, that price increase is $2,500 across all models, giving the 40 kWh Model S a new base price (before the $7,500 federal tax credit) of $59,900. The 60 kWh model will start at $69,900, while the 85 kWh version is priced from $79,900 and the Performance model now begins at $94,900 (all excluding the federal tax credit).
On the positive side, all models will now include 12-way adjustable, heated front seats as standard equipment, but the trade-off is that Performance Package cars will use the same 19-inch wheels as the rest of the lineup. Opting for 21-inch wheels and tires will now cost an additional $3,500, same as on lower-trim models.
Other changes include the availability of an extended warranty, covering an additional four years and 50,000 miles (beyond the included four-year, 50,000 mile warranty), priced at $2,500.
Buyers can also opt for a second four-year prepaid maintenance program, covering years five through eight of ownership. This is priced the same as the the first four years’ worth of prepaid maintenance, which starts at $1,900 and rises to $2,400 with unlimited Tesla Ranger visits.
Those concerned about increases in battery costs can lock in the price of a battery replacement after eight years, too. Owners of 40 kWh models will pay $8,000, the 60 kWh battery will run $10,000 and the 85 kWh battery is priced at $12,000.
Customers in Canada will see a $2,600 CAD price increase instead of the $2,500 U.S. bump, but there’s still time to order a Model S at the current pricing. To avoid the higher price, reservations must be made by the end of the day on December 31 and finalized within a “reasonable and predetermined” timeframe.