Due to the new financial year’s higher Luxury Car Tax (LCT) threshold for fuel-efficient vehicles (which include all-electric models), Tesla Australia has decreased the pricing of the Model X large SUV by $612.
As a result, the entry-level Long Range and flagship Performance versions of the Model X now start from $157,418 and $176,918 plus on-road costs respectively.
It’s worth keeping in mind CarsGuide last reported Model X pricing changes in late April, but Tesla Australia gave the Long Range and Performance a significant $7683 price reduction just over a month later.
Nonetheless, standard specification has not been adjusted.
As a reminder, the Performance features the coveted Ludicrous drive mode as standard, with it lowering the Model X’s 0-100km/h sprint time to a supercar-like 2.8 seconds. The Long Range is no slouch in a straight line, either, hitting triple digits in 4.6s.
As its name suggests, though, the Long Range is the driving-range champion of the Model X line-up, travelling 580km (NEDC) between charges – 27km further than the Performance can manage.
For reference, the LCT threshold for fuel-efficient vehicles (consumption rating of 7.0 litres or less per 100 kilometres on the combined-cycle test) rose from $75,526 to $77,565 on July 1, the start of the 2020-2021 financial year. The tax rate was steady, at 33 per cent.
2020 Tesla Model X pricing before on-road costs
|Long Range||automatic||$157,418 (-$612)|