Tesla has introduced a new-entry level version of its Model S.
The new Model S 70D replaces the S 60 as the starting point for Tesla ownership.
The 70D has several improvements over the 60S. The 70D has a further 60 miles of range, is more than half-a-second faster to 60mph and has a top speed of 140mph, 20mph greater than the S 60. It is also has two motors, making it four-wheel drive, leaving only the single-motor 85 model as a two-wheel drive option. The new model is also capable of hooking up to roadside Superchargers as standard and has adaptive cruise control and sat-nav as standard; these were all cost options on the S 60.
The addition of this extra kit does nudge up the entry point pricing for prospective Tesla owners, however. The 70D starts at £54,500 - some £4,220 dearer than the model it replaces, once the government grant for plug-in cars is taken into account.
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