Fred did some excellent work sorting out the Model X pricing but I was surprised to hear that I’d be able to buy a Model X for $75K before incentives and $65K with…next year. But how does Tesla get to the $75K price point without going against CEO Elon Musk’s “Model S +$5000” pricing scheme? After all a Model S 70D is currently listed at $75,000.
We’ve batted it around and it seems one of 3 things has to happen:
1. The Model S+5K pricing guide goes out the window
2. Model S 70D prices will have dropped $5000 to $70K by next year (my vote). FYI the Model S 70 RWD is $70K which brings us to…
3. Model X 2WD version in works
Like I noted, I’m obviously hoping that Tesla can bring its base model AWD products with 70kWh battery down $5000 in a year’s time. With batteries getting better at a 5-10% per year clip and manufacturing/economies of scale it shouldn’t be too hard.
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I don’t see how #2 is a possibility. I have been looking at a 70 for a while now. The base price quietly went up from $67,500 to $70,000 a few days ago. If anything, they’ll be more expensive next year.
You are not the only person to have said that about the price, but there’s no official reference to that $67k figure. Tesla always said that the 70 RWD is $70k since they announced the trim. That must have been a bug or something, but officially the price has always been $70k.