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Tesla drops Model X 60D

The electric crossover now starts at $86,700.

Tesla Motors has quietly dropped the Model X 60D from its lineup, eliminating the most affordable package.

The company has worked to simplify its offerings ahead of the Model 3's arrival, but the Model X 60D had required no extra tooling. Like the Model S 60, the entry-level crossover actually employed a 75-kWh battery with a software-limited usable capacity.

The Model X now starts at $86,700 (including $1,200 freight) for the 75D package, raising the starting price by more than $10,000. The midrange 90D starts at $96,700, while the flagship P100D fetches $136,700.

The Model S 60 remains in the lineup as Tesla's only sub-$70,000 model, upgradeable to 75-kWh at any time via a software update.

The Model X 60D's retirement could be related to Tesla's mystery announcement on October 17. The company is also making a separate unveiling with SolarCity on the 28th.

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