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X To Cost Less Than The S?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Local host, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. Local host

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    Yahoo Autos Car of the Year

    "But ultimate survival will depend on a genuine marketplace embrace of both the Model S and the forthcoming Model X, a four-door mini-ute that should be priced a bit downmarket from the S"

    So the X will cost less than the S? Has anyone seen any info from Tesla that backs this up?
     
  2. spleen

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    No ... In fact, the X may end up being considerably more expensive than the S. "Comparably priced" leaves a lot of wiggle room. Certainly the dual motor option is likely to add quite a premium.
     
  3. SCW-Greg

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    I agree with Spleen... Not to mention the falcon doors.
     
  4. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    I'm expecting it to be more. But I won't complain if it isn't. :)
     
  5. mulder1231

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    Also, I wouldn't exactly call it a mini-ute!
     
  6. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    I do believe the author was getting confused between the Model X and the Gen III. Model X is expected to be a bit more expensive than the Model S. It's bigger!
     
  7. Arnold Panz

    Arnold Panz Model Sig 304, VIN 542

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    My recollection is that Tesla said that, generally speaking for similar sized battery packs, the X would cost about $10k more than the S.
     
  8. mlascano

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    This is my expectation. And the addition of the front axle motor to make all-wheel drive will probably add and extra $10K.
     
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    I could have sworn that they said the X was going to start at $40k, but maybe I'm making that up....
     
  10. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    I've never seen that number - or anything other than "comparable to the Model S".
     
  11. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    I haven't either, but with the second motor option, I'd expect it to be a fair amount more.
     
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    I haven't heard any specific numbers, but I thought at the supercharger event it was noted by some there that the price of the X was going to be a bit more than originally stated
     
  14. BenjaminJWD

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    I would be surprised if the X doesn't follow typical SUV vs. Sedan pricing premium. So about $5,000 - $10,000 more sounds accurate to me.
     
  15. brianman

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    I think it's safe to say that the base Model X will be cheaper than a fully optioned Model S and any retail priced Roadster. Beyond that, we're all just guessing. IMO.
     
  16. doug

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    Given there's no 40 kWh model, the base price is already more expensive.
     
  17. StephRob

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    I wonder what kind of trade in value they'll give for an S. I think I'm going to get a 60 kw S (which I would guess I'll get around March) and drive it until the X comes out. If my S costs $70K originally, and has 12k miles on it, any speculation regarding how much Tesla would give for trade in value?
     
  18. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Trade-in values for the Roadster - even the low mileage ones - have been so-so from Tesla. So, you may be looking at a significant drop if you trade in within a year or so. You can easily find third-party buyers offering a good price for a year-old 60 kWh Model S, I'd think.
     
  19. WhiteKnight

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    Extremely slim chance that the X is less than the S.

    So the least expensive Model X will start at $59,900 or more.

    I am hoping that it will not be too much more, in part because I'm hoping an 8% annual reduction in battery costs will offset the higher cost of falcon doors and bigger vehicle (nicer interior).

    I also am hoping that the AWD option will not be an additional $10,000 more. There is no ICE automaker that charges a $10,000 premium for an AWD model over a FWD model (ceteris paribus).
     
  20. ElSupreme

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    Well a Porsche 911 is $9,500 more for AWD. Granted the Panamera is only a $5,000 premium for AWD.
     

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