Tesla makes more affordable Standard Range Model S and Model X available in North America

North American buyers can now get the Model S and Model X at lower prices after Tesla introduced new variants of the models. The two high-end EVs now have Standard Range (SR) variants that cost less, but come with less range as well.

The SR models already appear on the automaker’s online configurator, where the Model S SR can be ordered at US$78,490 in the US and C$108,990 in Canada before add-ons. The Model X SR goes for US$88,490 in the US and C$122,990 in Canada. The next version of the Model S starts at US$88,490 in the US and C$121,990 in Canada, while the next Model X starts at US$98,490 and CA$135,990, respectively.

The Model S SR has a driving range of 515km (320 miles) on a single charge. In terms of performance, it can clock 60 mph from a standstill in 3.7 seconds, with a top speed of 240km/h (149 mph). It comes in the default color of Pearl White Multi-Coat. Tesla outfits the Model S SR with 19” Tempest Wheels, although this can be changed during the configuration.

The Model X SR offers a driving range of 433km (269 miles), with a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 4.4 seconds. Top speed is the same as the Model S SR. The lowest-priced Model X comes with 20″ Cyberstream Wheels, a five-seat layout, and the Tow Package.

Tesla has not specified the differences between the SR and LR models, but based on the specs of each vehicle, most notably the weights, it appears as though the SR models have the same battery packs as the LR models but are simply software limited to reduce their range.

The Model S and Model X were part of a recall in the US last month due to misaligned front cameras.

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