Model S and X delivery timelines now as long as 17 weeks in some locations, hinting again at possible refresh

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For some people wanting to order a new Tesla Model S or Model X, the online Design Studio is showing they could be in for a long wait, hinting at some possible changes coming early next year.

Rumours of changes coming to the two most expensive vehicles in Tesla’s lineup has been going on for years as the designs of the Model S is essentially the same as when it was released in 2012. One of the most recent rumours popped up earlier this year about a “Project Palladium” which involved new production lines for updated versions of both vehicles.

A refresh was further hinted at last month when customers in Europe saw prices of both vehicles increase by €5,000 ($7,700 CAD). To go along with the price increase, delivery timelines were also pushed all the way back to March 2021.

Those long wait times are now appearing for some customers in North America, as the Design Studio is indicating delivery could take as long as 4 months, as seen in these screenshots sent to us by a Drive Tesla reader.

Interestingly, when we try and place an order for either the Model S or Model X, the estimated delivery also shows 9-17 weeks at first. Then moments later it switches to 2-4 weeks.

The same 9-17 week delivery timeline is also appearing for some customers in the US.

What delivery timeline is showing up in your region? Let us know in the comments below.

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