Tesla Model S Gets a Facelift, Model X Adds More Range
With the recent unveiling of the Tesla Model 3 in prototype form, followed by a mad dash of over 325,000 interested buyers hoping to reserve one, Tesla Motors nets the unofficial award for busiest automaker of 2016, thus far. But the company isn’t done there however, as its latest updates prove. On Tuesday, Tesla revealed a visually refreshed version of its Model S sedan—its first major styling update since 2012—complete with a new front fascia that falls in line with its Model X sibling. The handsome redesign confirms one of the rumors that had surfaced following the recent Model 3 announcement, but what hasn’t changed is its price. Pricing for the base Tesla Model S with the 70 kWh battery continues to remain at $71,500. RELATED: See More Photos of the Updated 2017 Tesla Model S
Along with the X’s fresh new face, the Tesla Model S also adds a few more of the Model X’s amenities, including a faster 48-amp charger (plus the option of a 72-amp unit), two new ash interior trims, and a HEPA air filtration system with “bioweapon defense mode” levels of filtration, which comes as part of a $3,000 Premium Upgrades Package. Production of the newly updated Model S is expected to begin immediately.
Also announced on Tuesday, the base Tesla Model X 70D has been omitted in favor of the new Model X 75D, which as its name suggests, adds a 75 kWh battery to the SUV lineup. The larger battery pack provides the Model X 75D an extra 17 miles of range over its predecessor for a total of 237 miles. As a result, its base pricing has risen by $3,000 to $83,000.
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The rest of the Tesla Model X lineup—the 90D and high-performance P90D—remain unchanged. Fancy a new 75D? Tesla says the first deliveries will commence in June while new orders of the 90D and P90D will arrive as early as May.
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