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A Tesla has landed in India for the first time. The Deep Blue Metallic Model X was brought to India by Greenwich Meridian Logistics Pvt. Ltd, upon order by an unknown Mumbai resident.
As of now, not much details are known about the car or its owner, but we understand that it is going to stay in Mumbai, permanently.
From the images, we assume that the Tesla in question is a Model X 75D with a 6-seat configuration. Other Model X variants currently available are the 100D, and the P100D.
The 75D is the base variant of the Model X, and it lacks the popular ‘Ludicrous mode', which is Tesla's form of launch control. It gives a range of over 380kms and has a top speed of 209km/h.
The top-end Model X P100D does have a Ludicrous mode, which rockets the electric SUV from 0-100km/h in 2.9 seconds! The 75D, on the other hand, takes a ‘humble' 4.5 seconds.
Lacking a neck-breaking launch-control isn't going to make the Model X any uncool, as all Model X variants comestandard with ‘Falcon' doors. These upwards-opening doors use an array of sensors to initiate opening even in tight spaces up to 30cm in width. What's more! They make things look ridiculously cool for the otherwise dull-looking design.
In case you do not know about Tesla models' nomenclature, it denotes the drive system info. So, in P100D, ‘P‘ stands for ‘Performance' (meaning it has Ludicrous Mode), ‘100' stands for 100kWh and ‘D' stands for Dual Motors (One for each axle, hence making it an AWD).
Considering that Tesla Model X prices rangefrom around $73,000 to $130,000 based on options, this particular model could cost almost around Rs 2 crores including import taxes.
Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla, has only given vague answers to the question, ‘When is Tesla Coming to India?'. Tesla fans have been speculating for quite some time as to when a Tesla would at least show up in India.
Meanwhile, Mahindra Electric have been doing a good job in introducing India to EVs, and they are even planning to make a Tesla rival.
Even though there's only limited information about this Model X, we can at least hope that this would encourage Tesla inc. to consider starting operations in India soon.
Source : Automobili Ardent