Model X AWD Only

Model X AWD Only

In London, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk spilled the beans on the upcoming Tesla Model X.

Straight From Tesla's Website

Straight From Tesla's Website

Expected to launch in late 2014, Musk says the Model X will carry a price tag that's slightly (low single-digit percentage) higher than that of the Model S ($60,000 to $100,000-plus).

Pricing isn't the BIG news though.  For the first time ever, Musk stated that the Model X will only come in AWD.  Apparently, rear-wheel-drive will not be offered (though Tesla's notoriously slow-to-update website still shows AWD and RWD as being offered on the Model X).

Here are the words of Musk:

"The Model X's price will be very similar to the Model S. It might be slightly higher, but... I can't imagine that it will be... It's probably going to be a slightly higher starting price because the Model X will only be offered as all-wheel drive. It will be dual motor, all-wheel drive."

Since the statement was made in London, perhaps Musk was stating that, in the UK, the AWD version will be the only Model X offered.  Maybe...just maybe...there will still be a RWD Model X in the US.

The move to AWD-only certainly makes sense to us and it will definitely allow Tesla to charge a bit more money for the 7-seat SUV.

Tesla's Site Still Lists AWD as an Option on Model X

Tesla's Site Still Lists AWD as an Option on Model X

Musk talks Model X at the 24-minute mark.  Fair warning: The video and audio quality are downright awful.

Source: Tesla Motors Club Forum