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Tesla Boosts Range, Power and Price of Model X

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CARS.COM — Electric carmaker Tesla Motors has quietly revealed an update to its Model X, the SUV that’s been on sale for only a few short months. A new base model joins the lineup: The Model X 75D replaces the old 70D and includes a larger 75-kilowatt-hour battery pack. The changes boost the base Model X’s range from 220 miles to 237 miles, but doesn’t affect acceleration or top-speed performance. Those remain given as 6.0 seconds from zero-to-60 mph and 130 mph, respectively.

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Its price gets a mild bump too, rising $3,000 to $84,200 including destination. All-wheel drive is still standard (the “D” designation signifies Tesla’s dual-motor system). Two models are available above the 70D: the 90D with a 257-mile range, and the high-performance P90D with 250 miles of range and a zero-to-60-mph time of just 3.2 seconds with the Ludicrous Speed upgrade.

Ordering one through the Tesla website will see it arrive in June, according to Tesla, or a month after availability for the 90D or P90D.

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