After years in the pipeline, at long last, the Tesla Model X pure-electric SUV is all set to enter production soon. The latest indication of this comes to us by way of the folks at Bloomberg, who report that some of the early Tesla Model X reservation holders have been invited by the automaker to select their vehicle options ahead of a planned late-September delivery start-date.
So far, that only seems to conjure the hundreds of customers who reserved a “Signature Edition” model, which bases at $132,000. All-wheel drive and falcon-wing rear doors come standard, but the Signature Tesla Model X adds the Autopilot suite of semi-autonomous features, air suspension, heated/cooled ventilated leather seats, three adult-size seats in the middle row, plus a two-adult bench seat in the rear.
Among the list of available options on the new, all-wheel drive Tesla Model X: a “Ludicrous Speed Upgrade,” costing $10,000 US extra. That allows the electric SUV to accelerate from a stop to 60 mph almost as quickly as the Model S P85D. Early orderers of the Signature Edition can also select between several wheel sizes, as well as 9 different exterior paint options.
All Tesla Model X examples will be fitted with some standard active-safety features, such as parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, and automatic emergency braking.