We already knew that deliveries of the Tesla Model X were scheduled to start in September, but now Elon Musk has given us a place and a day to circle on the calendar – Tuesday, September 29 at the Fremont, CA, factory. The Tesla boss publicized the date in a series of recent tweets.
Musk also re-clarified the pricing on the Model X. While the Signature Series version of the electric, luxury crossover starts at $132,000, the standard examples are about $5,000 more than a comparable Model S with the same options. According to Musk, the premium is due to the CUV's "greater size and body complexity." While Tesla isn't publishing much info about the regular Model X yet, current Model S numbers suggest between $81,200 and $111,200 for base, all-wheel drive examples after destination.
We've heard much about the complexity of the 'falcon-wing doors' on the Model X and Musk once said they were one of the reasons for the X's late arrival (lessons learned from the Model S production were also important, Musk said). The all-electric CUV was originally supposed to arrive in 2013, before numerous delays pushed it to 2014 and then early 2015 and, finally, September 29.
Only those with reservations can currently spec the Model X Signature Series. It comes with a 90-kWh battery, and with the Ludicrous Speed upgrade for $10,000, the CUV can reach 60 miles per hour in a claimed 3.2 seconds. The trim is also loaded with standard equipment, including Autopilot.