Apparently, and very quietly, Tesla has dropped the Model X 60D, leaving the 75D variant as the new entry-level version of the Model X.
In July 2016, after releasing the Model S 60, Tesla had introduced the Tesla Model X 60D as an all-electric SUV. For that, buyers get the air-spring suspension, formerly a $2500 option, as standard equipment.
Since the 75D Model X is now the base model, customers willing to pick up the cheapest Model X will have to pay $85,500 before tax credits. Tesla owners, on the popular Tesla Motors Club online forum, recently reported leasing discounts on the 60D.
Tesla has yet to come out with an explanation behind scrapping the Model X 60D a mere three months after introducing it, but given the company's motives of pushing hard and trying to maximize its sales efforts, the 60D probably wasn't selling as well as Tesla thought it would.
Tesla uses battery capacity, driving range, and, in some instances, performance to distinguish among versions of the Model S sedan and the Model X crossover. The 60D could accelerate to 60 miles per hour in the same 6.0 seconds as the 75D, according to Tesla, although it was given a lower torque rating, 325 lb-ft compared with 387 lb-ft. 60D was a decent ride with a 75KwH battery software-limited to deliver 60 KwH. Upgrading to 75D specifications brings the EPA rating to 259 miles.
No details regarding the elimination of the base model was given by the company, but a Tesla spokesperson said that the current product lineup of the company, after eliminating the 60D, better served the needs of customers who were looking for electric cars with better mileage. Also from Electrek are stories that the Model X is selling exceedingly well in Norway, where it is now the second best-selling auto, and in the Netherlands, where Tesla has a final assembly plant and where even the king was recently added a Model X to his fleet.