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New Tesla Model X 2020 pricing and specs detailed: LCT changes make electric SUV more affordable

For the second time in five weeks, the Model X has had its pricing decreased.

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

VariantTransmissionCost
Long Rangeautomatic$157,418 (-$612)
Performanceautomatic$176,918 (-$612)