Tesla Model X To Make Auto Show Debut In Toronto This Week At CIS

1 year ago by Eric Loveday 16

As Seen With Skis

As Seen With Skis

After skipping out on the 2016 NAIAS in Detroit, Michigan, Tesla Motors has announced that it will be present with its Model X (and Model S) in Canada at the Canadian International Auto Show.

This event will mark the Model X’s auto show debut and yes, it’s an unlikely location for a debut such as this, but certainly our neighbors to the north will be thrilled.

The Canadian International Auto Show kicks off on February 12.

As with all major auto shows, InsideEVs will be present to check things out and report back!

Additional details on the show are posted below:

Tesla Model X To Make Auto Show Debut In Canada

Tesla Model X To Make Auto Show Debut In Canada

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16 responses to "Tesla Model X To Make Auto Show Debut In Toronto This Week At CIS"

  1. sven says:

    Oh Canada!

    1. vdiv says:

      Terrance and Phillip were always the cooler kids 😉

      1. Hey, you know my brother and his hiking partner?

  2. jstack6 says:

    Seems like a good idea. Canada is ahead of the USA on clean safe power with their abundance of hydro. They are always improving it and have lots of clean power Off Peak at night. A great place for an Electric.

  3. We don’t stop Tesla from selling direct in Canada, and the only issues here are that just 3 Provinces offer any support for EV’s in the form of rebates. They also offer home charging station support.

    1. vdiv says:

      Random Q: Do you know if models sold in Canada have a DRL button since daytime running lights are mandatory? There are some minor differences in the lights setup, was wondering if that was one of those.

      1. As not yet being an owner, you could click my name to link to EV Fest, and check what some of my past Tesla Exhitor/Owners say on this. Click About to get to past events. Some email links there.

        Personally, I would expect Daytime Running Lights always on when the car is ‘on’, same as ICE cars.

  4. Benz says:

    People who will go there will take photo’s and make video recordings. Would be nice to watch them when they will be posted online.

  5. Etienne says:

    And please also report on the Chevy Bolt Canadian pricing that should be reveal on media at the Bolt canadian unveilling…a lot of people here are waiting for that info.

    1. Jay Cole says:

      Like all the major auto shows, we will be in Toronto live for this one too. Not too much is expected though in the way of debuts and pricing announcements.

      …but you never know, (=

  6. SmartElectric says:

    The local Ontario Tesla owners club is participating with volunteer owners assisting Tesla staff, there will be very knowledgeable and experienced people at the booth!

  7. Patrick says:

    “This event will mark the Model X’s auto show debut and yes, it’s an unlikely location for a debut such as this, but certainly our neighbors to the north will be thrilled.”

    Toronto is the 5th largest city in north america(6.5 million). Detroit is 14th why is Toronto a unlikely location?

    I think the X will sell like hot cakes if Tesla can keep up with demand.

    1. Jay Cole says:

      Yes, Toronto is big, but a relatively small piece of the Tesla pie.

      The USD-CAD pricing spread has put a lot of pressure on Tesla sales as the company is not as willing as other OEMs to “price the vehicle to the market”…and the situation will likely be worse/exasperated with the Model X pricing, which has been in limbo a bit longer than anticipated.

      Tesla sold ~2,010 Model S sedans in 2015 for all of Canada (registration data – actual numbers may vary slightly), so you are talking 4% global market share. The going forward percent splits probably worsen for Canada in 2016.

      Pricing the base (70D) just over 6 figures ($101,900) in Canada illustrates the problem – that is a tough mental number for Canadians to comprehend for a base vehicle. The P90DL is $159,200. Canada is probably looking at close to $200k for a fully loaded Model X.

      And now the rebate in Ontario has effectively been knocked back from the “old” $8,500 to $3,000 – so effectively another $5,500 price increase. We will have to see what happens going forward in Quebec and BC, but the rest of the country has no incentive program at all. Basically, the sales environment is a bit hostile for them.

      1. ffbj says:

        Always the best information from the staff,
        with the CD getting absolutely hammered lately and strong dollar.

  8. Anon says:

    Cool. 🙂

    Literally…

  9. Kanuck says:

    Toronto was picked as the global press launch location for the newest MB S class as well recently, Canada represents some of the highest sales on a per capita basis for luxury vehicles (and real luxury not the near luxury Lexus Infiniti Acura etc), and Toronto itself is booming in many genres… and hey since Elon is also a Canadian Citizen, why not maybe. Also the NBA allstar game is here this weekend, so why not take advantage of the press.