Tesla will be dropping the entry-level versions of the Model S and Model X from January 14, the company's CEO has confirmed via Twitter – as usual.
"Starting on Monday, Tesla will no longer be taking orders for the 75kWh version of the Model S & X. If you’d like that version, please order by Sunday night," Musk said in his tweet.
Currently, the Model S 75D starts at $117,900 plus on-road costs, while the Model X 75D is a bit dearer at $126,300 before ORCs.
Axing the price-leading variants mean customers will have to pay at least $141,400/$146,000 respectively for a Model S/X 100D, which get more power and more range for the additional cost.
It's possible the move is to allow more room for the smaller Model 3 Performance, which is priced from US$53,950 ($74,782.79) in the States, and incidentally gets a 75kWh battery pack.
The Model 3 is expected to arrive in Australia "around mid-2019".
Starting on Monday, Tesla will no longer be taking orders for the 75 kWh version of the Model S & X. If you’d like that version, please order by Sunday night at https://t.co/46TXqRJ3C1— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 9, 2019