Following the changes made to the Model S, the Tesla Model X is also undergoing a series of updates for its 2021 vintage. Let’s take stock!
For Tesla, the year 2021 is off to a strong start! After announcing a drastic drop in the price of its Tesla Model 3, the manufacturer has just lifted the veil on the new versions of its Model S and Model X. On the latter, the changes are just as important as those of the sedan. Technical configurations, aesthetic developments, prices, deliveries etc … we summarize the main novelties of the Model X 2021.
What changes on the new Tesla Model X
If the exterior changes are minor with the removal of some chrome elements and a slight update of the front end, the interior is a real revolution. Unsurprisingly, the setup is identical to that of the new Model S.
Clearly moving upmarket to counter competitors such as the Audi e-tron, Elon Musk’s large SUV retains its panoramic windshield while incorporating entirely new elements.
Formerly vertical, the central screen is more compact and moves to a horizontal format. It is complemented by digital instrumentation and a second, smaller screen intended to entertain rear passengers.
In terms of controls, the steering wheel is similar to that presented in 2017 during the reveal of the new Tesla Roadster.
The autonomy and performance of the new Model X
In terms of range construction, the new version of the Californian SUV is limited to two configurations. At the entry level, the Grande Autonomie version uses the same technical basis as the previous version. On its configurator, Tesla promises 580 km of autonomy, 250 km / h of maximum speed and a 0 to 100 km / h shot in 3.9 seconds.
As with the new Model S, the Performance is replaced by the Plaid which adopts a configuration with three electric motors. Similar to the one on board the Model S, the system accumulates 1020 horsepower. However, it remains less efficient than the sedan with a 0 to 100 km / h in 2.6 seconds and a top speed of 262 km / h (320 km / h and 2.1 for the Model S Plaid). However, this is still sufficient to leave the Audi e-tron in place, which in its S version with three engines performs the same exercise in 4.5 seconds with a top speed limited to 210 km / h.
Offered on the Model S, the high-performance Plaid + version is not on the new Model X. At least for now.
|Autonomy (east)||580 km||km|
|Max speed||250 km / h||262 km / h|
|0- 100 km / h||3.9 s||2.6 s|
What prices for the new Model X?
Sold € 10,000 more than the Model S, the new Model X starts from € 99,990 in its Long Range version. The Plaid version is strangely offered at the same price as the practical one on the Model S, ie 119,990 €.
|Tesla Model X Long Range||€ 99,990|
|Tesla Model X Plaid||€ 119,990|
In LOA and with a contribution of 20,000 €, count 872 € / month for the Long Range version with a commitment over 60 months and 10,000 km / year.
In terms of options, the Californian SUV remains basic. In addition to fully autonomous driving, invoiced at 7,500 €, the new Model X is still offered in a 6 or 7-seater version with an additional ticket ranging from 3,700 to 6,900 €. The color panel remains at five. If you want to get out of the white version of the basic version, you will have to pay between 1,600 and 2,600 €. As for the rims, count 5,800 € to replace the 20 ” Cyberstream of the base model with the new 22 ” Turbine.
When will deliveries of the new Model X start?
If the new Model X can be configured now on the manufacturer’s website, it will still be necessary to wait before receiving it. Both for the Large Autonomy and for the Plaid, the first deliveries are expected for 2021.