After revealing European prices last week, today Tesla confirmed its Canadian Model X pricing and reservation holders can now access Tesla’s design studio to configure their vehicle.
If you reserved the vehicle a few years ago when the Canadian dollar was still holding its ground against the USD, you better be seated when scrolling through the Model X’s pricing because it starts at $122,700 for a base 70D model and can get as high as $208,300 for a fully-equipped P90DL.
In comparison, a Model X 70D starts at $80,000 USD in the US, which is the equivalent of $106,056 CAD at the current $1.33 CAD for $1 USD exchange rate.
The difference seems especially big if we compare it to the Model S which starts at $70,000 USD ($92,800 CAD) in the US, while being just a little more expensive in Canada at $95,300 CAD.
We contacted Tesla to ask for the reason for the significant difference between the Canadian and US pricing and if it solely related to the cost of importing the vehicle being different than for the Model S. We will update this article if Tesla gets back to us.
Update: A Tesla spokesperson sent us the following statement:
“We are committed to offering a price for our vehicles that is fair for both our customers and Tesla. We adjust the cost of our vehicles internationally according to the exchange rate and then include the country’s import fees, tax, and registration.”
It doesn’t really explain the difference between the ~2.5% increase in price of the Model S in Canada versus in the US and the ~15.5% increase in price of the Model X in Canada versus in the US. We asked for a clarification and we will update again if need be.
If we compare only the options, the difference after the exchange rate is smaller, but still noticeable. For example, the Autopilot Convenience Features Package is priced at $3,700 CAD, which is the equivalent of $2,790 USD or $290 (11%) more than the $2,500 USD price in the US.
Here’s the full design studio for the Canadian Model X: