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Tesla Model S and Model X get price hike in Australia

Credit: drive.com.au

The Tesla Model S sedan and Model X SUV have picked up price hikes in Australia, despite neither vehicle currently being in stock.

The entry-level ‘Long Range’ variant of the Model S now starts at $141,990 before on-road costs (up from $134,700 last month, representing an increase of $7290), while the same Model X starts from $165,712 before on-road costs (up from $161,990 last month, representing an increase of $3722).

The flagship high-performance ‘Plaid’ models – neither of which have yet been delivered Down Under – remain arbitrarily priced from $186,990 and $174,990, respectively.

A spokesperson for Tesla in Australia declined to comment on the future availability of either model, or if prices are likely to change again before stock becomes available.  

In Long Range guise, dual motors send 205kW/420Nm to all four wheels via a single speed transmission. A 100kWhkWh battery pack permits a range of 652km in the Model S and 580km in the Model X on the WLTP cycle.

In the Plaid, a trio of motors send 760kW/1423Nm to all four wheels. The same 100kWh battery pack permits a range of 637km in the Model S and 547km in the Model X on the WLTP cycle.