Tesla announces new Plaid Model X along with refresh design

Not only did Tesla finally announce the Model S refresh in its Q4 2020 earnings update, it also updated its website to announce the refresh of the Model X. In addition the Performance Model X is no more, replaced with a new Plaid variant that will begin deliveries in April 2021.

Exterior Changes

Much like the Model S refresh, the Model X also now features factory black trim and new front and rear bumpers.

Model X rear

Buyers now get the choice of new 20″ Cyberstream wheel as standard, or the newly designed 22″ Turbine wheels that cost an extra $7,200 CAD.

Interior Changes

The interior received basically the same refresh as the Model S, with a new horizontal screen, a stalkless steering yoke, ventilated front seats and new rear passenger screen for media, games, and rear climate control.

The changes aren’t all visible. The gaming computer also got a big upgrade, now with 10 teraflops of processing power and wireless controller compatibility.

Model X interior

Price Changes

All these upgrades don’t come for free unfortunately. The Long Range (LR) Model X has increased in price from $112,990 CAD to $124,990. As mentioned, the Performance variant has been discontinued, and replaced with a Plaid Model X priced at $159,990. While expensive, the stats are definitely impressive:

  • 0-100km/h: 2.6 seconds
  • 1020 horsepower
  • carbon-sleeved rotors
  • Torque Vectoring
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