Tesla Discontinues Two Colors, Raises Base Price Of Model X 75D, Model S Jump Seat
Tesla has done some extensive autumn cleaning for its Model S and Model X offer. Beside ditching the base Model X 60D (just as it debuts) there is a lot of other new changes in the company’s on-line design studio:
- two paint colors disappeared for both the Model S & Model X (Solid white and Titanium) – probably to makes space for new ones in the future (the base is now Solid black)
- third row (Rear facing seats) option for Model S is now more expensive, ($4,000)
- Smart Air Suspension is now standard in Model X (previously $2,500 option in entry level versions) so the price of 75D increased by that same $2,500.
- Model X optional factory installed accessory hitch (1.25″) for bikes or other light items is no longer available. Towing package with 2″ remain available for $750
“Though the use of a 1.25″ accessory hitch can be used for carrying smaller items, our previous review of a swing-out bike rack installed onto a Model X with the optional tow package had us doubting the usefulness of a smaller hitch accessory. The sheer weight of a bike rack made from sturdy steel construction combined with the weight of up to four bikes would seem better fit for 2″ hitch receivers. From a practicality standpoint, we’re not surprised Tesla decided to remove the 1.25″ hitch accessory.”