Tesla unveiled a revamped Model S and Model X, as well as new top-of-the-line “Plaid” models (that substitute the “Performance” models). Production should resume shortly after a pause to update the Tesla Factory situated in Fremont, California (the new Model S is scheduled in March, while the latest Model X is expected in April). The Plaid+ version of the Model S will arrive later, in the “late 2021.”
On September 29, many updated Tesla Model X electric automobiles were sighted at the delivery region of the company’s Fremont plant in California. Sawyer Merritt’s flyover video has fuelled speculation that full-scale manufacture of the Model X Long Range and Model X Plaid will begin this quarter. This is especially true given the fact that these new crossovers were observed in a lot that Tesla often utilizes to transport goods to delivery facilities. As a result, delivery approval shouldn’t be too far away.
For the time being, it’s unclear where these automobiles are headed, but the reality that they’ve been spotted indicates that Tesla is making some progress with the Model X refresh. When the electric crossovers in the video were looked at, they were covered in protective coverings, indicating that they would not be released. Tesla expected to start manufacturing the sedan first, trailed by the customer deliveries, and afterward focus on Model X in the 3rd quarter when it announced the redesigned Model X and Model S earlier this year.
Things didn’t go as planned, as Q3 has officially concluded, and no reports of consumers receiving their upgraded Model X crossovers have appeared thus far. Tesla’s current goal is to begin Model X Plaid delivery in January or February of next year, which would put volume production in the fourth quarter of 2021. Given that Tesla hasn’t built a Model X in almost a year, it’ll have a large backlog of orders when it finally starts manufacturing refreshed Model X units for customers.
Tesla expects the Model X Long Range and Model X Plaid to be delivered in May–June 2022 to US customers who make new orders for the premium electric crossover today. New order delivery timelines were previously set for March–April 2022. With the MSRP of $119,990 before options and incentives, the updated Model X Plaid is scheduled to be the first to reach buyers. Thanks to the new tri-motor technology, this model will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds and will have an EPA range of 340 miles (547 km). The Model X Long Range, which starts at $99,990, will have a dual-motor drivetrain and can travel 360 miles on a single charge.