Following Tesla’s plans to discontinue the five and seven-seat variants of the Model X Plaid last month, the company is apparently upgrading some customers of the five-seat variant for free.
Tesla is upgrading Model X Plaid customers from the five-seat configuration to the six-seat configuration for free, according to a tweet on Monday from buyer @Warren Redlich.
“Just got a call from @Tesla,” said Warren on Monday. “My Plaid X order is being upgraded from 5 seat to 6 seat at no extra charge,” he explained.
As for how Tesla is handling Model X Plaid orders with 7 seats? According to TMC forum user ’tiltedrubber’ on Tuesday, Tesla is calling those with orders the 7 seat Model X Plaid won’t be manufactured. They had a choice of a $3,000 USD price adjustment for downgrading to 6 seats.
The user also had an option to switch to a Long Range Model X, which still has the 7 seat option, and would have “first priority” for either choice. They decided on the 6 seat downgrade for their Model X Plaid, which had a March 2022 estimated delivery date.
Last month, Tesla also increased the Model X Plaid price by $6,500 USD, for a new starting price of $131,990 — increased from the previous $126,490 USD.
The Model X Plaid was seen in a new video going from 0 to 60 mph in 2.3 seconds last month, a pleasant surprise for the crew performing the test.