The Model X and Model S just got more expensive.
In an effort to make the most of their manufacturing capacity, Tesla has dropped the standard range versions of the Model X and Model S from its lineup. Since these were the lowest end models, prices have shifted across the range for the remaining Long Range and Performance versions.
Now, the least expensive Model X starts at $84,990 and the least expensive Model S starts at $79,990. Naturally, that’s the price before available tax credits or purchase incentives. “To make purchasing our vehicles even simpler, we are standardizing our global vehicle lineup and streamlining the number of trim packages offered on the Model S, Model X and Model 3,” Tesla said in a statement. “We are also adjusting our pricing in order to continue to improve affordability for our customers.”
It’s not just the prices of the actual cars that are changing either. CEO Elon Musk tweeted today that the cost for Tesla’s full self-driving capability is “increasing by ~$1,000 on August 16.”
If you’re confused by all of Tesla’s recent price changes, you have every right to be. Tesla has shuffled prices on its models and trims several times over the past few months. For now, these are where the prices on the Tesla Model S and Model X stand.
The Model 3 isn’t immune to the shifts, either. Remember the promised $35,000 car? Well, you can’t get that using Tesla’s preferred ordering method, which is their website. Instead, you get the “Standard Range Plus” as the cheapest model. That comes in at $38,990 before any incentives, which is also a bump from where the car was priced originally. It’s tough to keep track, but we’ll provide any updates when they’re available.
In the meantime, check out more on our Thrifty 3 below: