Tesla has apparently pulled the Model X 60D option (featuring a 60 kWh battery pack) from the online design studio.
Interestingly, the company has also seemingly removed two paint-color options — Titanium Metallic & Solid White — for both the Model S and the Model X. Presumably, these two options were the least popular ones, or were deemed to be similar enough to other options that their removal wouldn’t be a problem.
Previous to the removal of the Model X 60D option, Tesla had been offering the ~200-mile model for a starting price of $74,500. Now, the cheapest option is the 75 kWh option, which starts at at $85,500. Notably, the 60D actually featured the 75 kWh battery pack, but was simply software-limited to 60 kWh.
Teslarati provides more: “However, just four months after the announcement was first made, and weeks after a handful of Model X 60D vehicles were delivered, Tesla has removed the 60 kWh option from the Model X online Design Studio. … Removal of the 60 kWh battery pack is one of a series of recent updates Tesla implemented on the Model X, presumably to streamline production. The company has also secretly removed the optional factory installed 1.25″ hitch accessory as well as the standard suspension. In place of the coil spring suspension, Tesla has made the Smart Air Suspension a standard offering on the Model X.”
The removal of the 60D option is particularly interesting because, as mentioned above, the 60D actually featured the 75 kWh battery pack — so, the manufacturing process would seemingly not be simplified that much by the removal of the option. I guess that it just wasn’t selling well, and wasn’t worth the trouble to offer it, in the opinion of company execs. Any other thoughts?
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