Tesla has slashed the price of its Model S and Model X Infotainment Upgrade by $1,000 USD.
According to an update on Tesla’s Infotainment Upgrade page, the new price is showing as $1,500 USD, down 40% compared to before, at $2,500.
“Owners of compatible vehicles can schedule an appointment through the Tesla app for purchase and installation. This upgrade is available for $1,500 plus applicable tax, including installation,” reads Tesla’s website. If you want FM radio with the upgrade, it remains an extra $500 USD.
Previously, the passage above included the text, “You won’t be able to purchase the upgrade if the upgrade is not available for your configuration.” But that policy appears to no longer apply.
If you have a Model S and Model X built March 2018 or earlier, you are eligible to purchase an Infotainment Upgrade, says Tesla. The upgrade will add video streaming and expand Tesla Arcade’s offerings, plus bring a more responsive and faster touchscreen experience, says the company, as cars will go from a MCU1 to MCU2 unit.
The staggering price drop hits owners who recently paid full price hard. But for those on the fence about upgrading their older Model S and X, this might be the time, to prolong the life of your Tesla.
It’s worth noting this price drop for the infotainment upgrade comes amid the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) request to Tesla to recall 158,000 Model S and Model X vehicles, over a faulty screens issue. It’s unclear how Tesla will proceed in responding to the NHTSA’s demands.