Tesla has once again altered its family of models in the United States, discontinuing the Standard Range variants of the Model S and Model X.
Shortly after Tesla announced record deliveries for the second quarter of the year, it revealed that the two popular Model S and Model X versions are no more. The electric car manufacturer hasn’t offered a detailed explanation as to why the two models have been kicked to the side other than saying it wants to streamline its model range.
“To make purchasing our vehicles even simpler, we are standardizing our global vehicle lineup and streamlining the number of trim packages offered for Model S, Model X and Model 3,” the company said in a statement. “We are also adjusting our pricing in order to continue to improve affordability for customers.”
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With the Tesla Model S and Model X Standard Range models no longer available, the starting price of the Model S has increased from $75,000 to $79,990 while the Model X’s starting price has jumped from $81,000 to $84,990. Starting prices for the two models have also jumped in other markets, including China.
Tesla is no stranger to tweaking its family of models and adjusting prices. In fact, this is the third significant change it has made to its pricing structure this year. Tesla even went so far as to stop taking online orders for the entry-level $35,000 Model 3 earlier this year and will now only accept orders for it in-store or over the phone.
While the Model S and Model X are now only sold in Long Range and Performance versions, the latter models do come equipped with the Ludicrous package as standard as part of the changes. Ludicrous was previously a $20,000 option.