Tesla puts $80,000 price tag on novel Model X SUV
Detroit Free Press-USA TODAY
Tesla Motors' long-awaited Model X, an electric-powered, long-range crossover with upward-opening second-row doors, has been priced at $80,000 before delivery charges.
That puts it $5,000 more than the lowest-priced version of the breakthrough sedan that turned Tesla into one of the most closely watched tech companies, the Model S.
Pricing was released Monday in conjunction with a "configurator" for those who have ordered to let them choose their options.
As one might expect, the base version of the Model X, because it's larger, will be slightly slower than the Model S when it comes to performance. The SUV, which comes with all-wheel-drive, will clock in at zero to 60 miles per hour in 6 seconds, vs. 5.2 seconds for Model S. And because it's bigger, it won't quite have the same range...
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