Significant increase for top-spec Model S and X; entry-level Model 3 made cheaper
Felix Page Autocar writer
17 July 2019

Tesla has reconfigured its UK pricing structure and range as part of a move towards a simpler and more concise global line-up. 

The most significant alteration is the discontinuation of entry-level Standard Range variants of both the Model S luxury saloon and Model X SUV. To compensate for the reduction in choice, prices for both models in Long Range trim have been brought down by £800. 

In line with the removal of these Standard Range variants, Tesla has sought to distinguish the two remaining trim options with a £6300 price hike for the top-spec Model S Performance and an increase of £5900 for the equivalent Model X. These two options are now available from £91,800 and £96,400 respectively. 

All Model S and X Performance variants will come as standard with the brand’s Ludicrous Mode, which brings 0-60mph times down to 2.4sec for the saloon and 2.7sec for the SUV. 

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Lower down the range, the Standard Range Plus variant of the new Model 3 is now available from £36,490 (after application of the government’s £3500 plug-in car grant), a saving of £1560 over its initial £38,050 launch price. 

Meanwhile, prices for the dual-motor Model 3 Long Range Performance, which is capable of ultra-fast 200kW charging, have risen £550 to £49,140. This trim comes equipped as standard with performance wheels and a carbonfibre spoiler, and offers a 162mph top speed. 

A Tesla spokesperson said: “In order to make purchasing our vehicles even simpler, we are standardising our global vehicle line-up and streamlining the number of trim packages offered for Model S, Model X and Model 3. 

“We are also adjusting our pricing in order to continue to improve affordability for customers. Like other car companies, we periodically adjust pricing and available options.”

UK pricing for the Model Y seven-seat compact SUV has yet to be confirmed, with first deliveries not anticipated to take place before 2022. In the US, the new model is being offered from £35,500 in 300-mile Long Range guise.

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17 July 2019

Didn't expect that, falls much further and it'll be cheaper than the Honda Urban effort.

Anyhow can't think of many cars in this segment that do sub 6 second 0-60 times and 150-200 mpg for under £36.5k.   Sales approaching a 500 a week shouldn't be a problem for the first year, at a guess of course!

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

17 July 2019
xxxx wrote:

Didn't expect that, falls much further and it'll be cheaper than the Honda Urban effort.

Anyhow can't think of many cars in this segment that do sub 6 second 0-60 times and 150-200 mpg for under £36.5k.   Sales approaching a 500 a week shouldn't be a problem for the first year, at a guess of course!

Getting the sales and supplying the cars is yet another Tesla achilles heel.

18 July 2019
centenary wrote:

xxxx wrote:

Didn't expect that, falls much further and it'll be cheaper than the Honda Urban effort.

Anyhow can't think of many cars in this segment that do sub 6 second 0-60 times and 150-200 mpg for under £36.5k.   Sales approaching a 500 a week shouldn't be a problem for the first year, at a guess of course!

Getting the sales and supplying the cars is yet another Tesla achilles heel.

If only I knew what you mean't

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

17 July 2019

Superb news, plus all the new government incentives such as 0% BIK.on BEV's

£7.60 to charge up to full overnight at home as opposed to the nearly £80 my old BMW 5 series used to cost

Lovely

17 July 2019
The standard £0 base paint colour included is now Multi-coat white, which was previously a £1500 option... And it now costs £750 for the flat black (which was the previous standard paint).

Performance Model S and X are technically a lot cheaper now, since they include Ludicrous mode as standard, which were expensive options before.

Both cases are a lot more car for the money. Base Model 3 in white is tempting :)

17 July 2019
Sonic wrote:

The standard £0 base paint colour included is now Multi-coat white, which was previously a £1500 option... And it now costs £750 for the flat black (which was the previous standard paint). Performance Model S and X are technically a lot cheaper now, since they include Ludicrous mode as standard, which were expensive options before. Both cases are a lot more car for the money. Base Model 3 in white is tempting :)

So, what is Tesla like to work for? Oh, you're not an employee just support their marketing efforts gratis? How kind of you....

17 July 2019
Folsom wrote:

So, what is Tesla like to work for? Oh, you're not an employee just support their marketing efforts gratis? How kind of you....

That’s correct, I’m a Tesla fan who doesn’t work for Tesla. Good effort ;-)

 

17 July 2019

another model/price overhaul.. I cant wait for the next one, its so exciting.. 

17 July 2019

Like other car companies, we periodically adjust pricing and available options.”  Very funny - no other company uses a yo-yo to set prices every few weeks

17 July 2019
oop north wrote:

Like other car companies, we periodically adjust pricing and available options.”  Very funny - no other company uses a yo-yo to set prices every few weeks

In Teslaspeak "startup mentality supports agile pricing strategy" (marketing pricing analyst having recently been promoted from previous job standing 8 hours a day holding a parking lot shade tent pole in "Agile customer vehicle assembly location")

 

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