Tesla is introducing a new entry-level model to the Model S range aimed at widening its appeal at the lower price bracket.
Priced from $100,800 plus on-road costs, the new Model S 60 delivers 400 kilometres of range, a top speed of 210 km/h and zero-to-100 acceleration in 5.8 seconds. An all-wheel drive option in the form of an additional motor for the front wheels is a $7500 premium. Both the Model S 60 and 60D are available for order now, joining the mid-spec Model S 90 and flagship Model S P90D in the line up.
The manufacturer of premium electric vehicles also highlighted some of the advantages of owning a Tesla that add up over time. Compared to conventional vehicles, Tesla cars require less maintenance as they don’t require regular servicing like oil changes or fuel filters. On top of that, a four-year/80,000 km bumper to bumper warranty and eight-year/infinite km battery and drive unit warranty come standard with every Model S.
New features via free software updates – as with every Model S, the 60 and 60D will receive free over-the-air software updates that add functionality and continue to improve the driving experience.
To provide customers even more flexibility over time, Model S 60 and 60D owners may later choose to upgrade their vehicles to a 75kWh battery with a software update, should they want to add to their car’s battery capacity in the future.