Tesla Motors is choke full of novelties this week after presenting the Model S refresh they also introduced an upgrade to the base Model X crossover version, which changes the moniker from 70D to 75D.
The Palo Alto, California-based electric automaker has recently previewed during “phase 1” its all new Model 3 entry-level electric sedan and this week has also treated us to the facelifted Model S limousine. Now the manufacturer has also decided to bring a novelty for the green crossover lovers, with its Model X also taking in some changes. Tesla has decided to end the production of the entry-level “70D” version and instead offer the new “75D” model. As is customary for Tesla Motors, the designation depicts the actual capacity of the battery pack which will now grow from 70 kWh to 75 kWh. This also means a slightly bigger range – which has gone up from 220 miles (354 kilometers) to 237 miles (381 kilometers).
The powertrain remains unchanged with a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive scenario and so does the performance sheet: 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in six seconds and a maximum speed of 130 mph (209 km/h). But the larger battery means the base pricing for the Model X has also gone up by a good $3,000 so the entry-level Model X 75D now retails for $84,200. There are also optional six-seat and seven-seat configuration available as upgrades for $3,000 and $4,000 respectively. Other extras include a towing package ($750), 72-amp charger ($1,500), and Autopilot hardware ($2,500). By the way, the tweaks also come just days after Tesla issued a recall for the Model X due to issues with the third-row seats.