It’ll soon be Christmas in September for some drivers. That’s because the first Tesla Model X deliveries are slated for September 29th. Yep, that’s less than a month away. The news comes a tweet via CEO Elon Musk who tweeted that the first cars would be handed over at the company’s factory in Fremont, California. Note, this is for previously ordered SUVS, new orders won’t be rolling off the factory line until early next year.
The Model X, delayed several times since it was announced in early 2012, will launch with a premium-priced special version called the Signature Series that will cost between $132,000 and $144,000, a Tesla spokeswoman said. They’re only available with a 90-kWh battery that’s estimated to offer a 240-mile EPA-estimated range.
The limited-edition Signature series cars, which will be available in a unique red color not offered for the standard Model X, include such features as self-parking and enhanced sound systems. Optional extras include autopilot driving tech, an air suspension with GPS Memory and ventilated and heated seats.
As for the standard Model X, it can hit 60 miles per hour possible in just 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph.
Tesla has been spending heavily ahead of the launch of the Model X, the second addition to its lineup after the Model S sedan, even as it develops a cheaper vehicle starting at $35,000, the Model 3. Musk tweeted that the Model 3 would begin production in “about two years.”
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