Tesla Unveils 2021 Model X Plaid Refresh with New Steering Wheel and more

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Tesla has announced its new Model X refresh, joining the Model S in gaining a new look and features. Tesla’s website for Model X and Model X also gets a slight redesign as well.

Here’s what’s available for Model X–with both showing estimated delivery in April:

  • Dual Motor AWD Long Range: $89,990 USD; 360 mile range; 0-60 mph in 3.8 sec
  • Tri-Motor AWD Plaid: $119,990; 340 mile range; 0-60 mph in 2.5 sec

Plaid Model X has 1,020 horsepower, carbon-sleeved rotors and torque vectoring.

There’s now a new steering wheel and panoramic windshield for the Model X, like the Model S. You also get three displays, with a new main center display.

Also new for the first time? Model X now supports a phone key, like Model 3 and Model Y. This means you can use the Tesla app to unlock your vehicle.

“With 2200×1300 resolution, ultra-bright colors with exceptional responsiveness and left-right tilt, the new center display is an ideal touchscreen for entertainment and gaming anywhere,” says Tesla.

The Model X still offers 5, 6 and 7-seat configurations.

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The Model X backseat also lets you play Tesla Arcade with wireless controllers, like the Model S. There are now USB-C chargers as well. Tesla says its gaming computer has 10 teraflops of processing power.

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Tesla’s Model X has tri-zone climate controls, controlled throughout the display, similar to Model 3 and Model Y:

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Model X also gets what Tesla calls ‘Yoke Steering’. “The ultimate focus on driving: no stalks, no shifting. With a stalkless steering yoke, you can enjoy both the best SUV to drive, and the best SUV to be driven in,” says Tesla.

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Model X similarly gets 22-speaker, 960-watt audio and also new microphones for active noise canceling.

There are also heated and vented front seats, while 1-year of premium connectivity is included.

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