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Tesla President and hundreds of reservation holders attended Model X’s debut in China


Jon McNeill, Tesla’s President of Global Sales and Services, was in China this week for the Model X’s Asian debut in Beijing. Tesla organized an event with hundreds of Model X reservation holders ahead of the Beijing Auto Show next week.

The production version Model X was officially launched in the US in September last year in Fremont, California. Last month, the SUV made its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show, and this week it was China’s turn.

McNeill commented during the event:

“The Tesla Model X is designed to achieve excellent safety performance. Crash test results show, the Model X received five-star safety rating in all the tests, which is a first for a SUV,”

Ren Yuxiang, Tesla Vice-President for Asia-Pacific, and Zhu Xiaotong, Tesla China General Manager, also attended the event.

In a blog post on its Chinese website, Tesla says that Model X deliveries in China will begin in “a few months.” According to the same post, only the Model X P90D and 90D will be offered. Earlier this month, Tesla introduced a new cheaper version of the Model X, the 75D, but there’s no word on when it will hit the Chinese market.

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Tesla has a pricing transparency policy and says it sells all its vehicles for the same price everywhere after transportation costs, import duties and taxes. For the Model X in China, it adds up to 1,479,500 Chinese Yuan (~$225,000 US) for the Signature Model X P90D, while the Model X 90D starts at 961,000 Chinese Yuan (~$146,000 US).

The company opened orders to Model X reservation holders in China in February.

Earlier this week, Tesla also introduced the updated Model S in China.

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  1. Efe - 7 years ago

    To really get into the chinese market, they need to build a factory there. Especially for Model 3 it will be necessary because otherwise the import duties will hit the price up to a high end car. And you know that the salaries aren’t that high there. It would be pity if they would skip the biggest car market in the world.

    • md - 7 years ago

      Its true in europe too. About 20% more compared to the american price, even after you factor in sales taxes for both.

      • Nøderak - 7 years ago

        India too. China wants nothing more than a foreign manufacturer to come in and build cars for/with them.

  2. Raphie - 7 years ago

    Estimate Elon will announce China manufacturing in this summer.

  3. Christian Simard - 7 years ago

    Comment est le réseau public de charge en Chine? Y a t il des super chargeurs Tesla?

    • Fred Lambert - 7 years ago

      Des centaines de Superchargers et Destination Chargers.


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