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Tesla Model Y SUV and Model X-based minibus confirmed

Elon Musk, Tesla's outspoken CEO, has once again taken to Twitter to make some product roadmap announcements, stating on the social media service: "Model Y (compact SUV) off Model 3 chassis. Tesla Bus/Minibus/Spacebus off Model X." The Model Y name would complete the 'Model' naming scheme, which Musk had initially envisioned as spelling SEXY once the Model S, Model E, Model X and Model Y were all launched...

2017 Tesla Model X: full Australian pricing revealed

Full Australian pricing for the 2017 Tesla Model X range has been revealed today, ahead of its arrival later this year. A fortnight ago the company released the launch pricing of the base 60D variant, which will start at $111,900 plus on-road costs. Now, pricing for the 75D, 90D and P90D have been announced for the Australian range, though local equipment and features are still yet to be confirmed...

2015 Tesla ‘Allterrain’ speculative rendering could hint at confirmed ute

Earlier this month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk released part two of his ‘masterplan’ for the all-electric company, which included mention of ‘a new kind of pick-up truck’. The ‘Tesla Allterrain’ concept above - a speculative rendering crafted by a former Tesla design intern - could give clues as to what this new ute may look like...

CarAdvice Podcast episode 13: Jeep design boss chat, Model X SUV priced, right-lane hogs, and much more

Welcome to episode 13 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, it's Paul Maric and Mandy Turner discussing the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market. As always, expect shenanigans...

Tesla's master plan, part two: solar power, pick-up trucks and more

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has this week revealed ambitious plans for more models, fully-autonomous mobility - and huge expansion outside of the automotive world. Following a tweet last week where Musk hinted that he was planning 'the next big thing' from the American electric brand, the Tesla boss has finally published 'Part Deux' of his master plan - a decade after the first installment...

2017 Tesla Model X 60D: Australian launch pricing confirmed

Initial Australian pricing for the 2017 Tesla Model X SUV has been announced today, starting with the Model X 60D. That entry model will be joined by more powerful variants that will include the 75D, 90D, P90D and P90D with Ludicrous Mode. As with the existing Model S sedan, those numbers and letters represent battery energy capacity, all-wheel drive (D for 'dual motor', one at each axle) and P for performance...

Tesla Roadster 3.0 upgrade priced at $47,000

The Telsa Roadster 3.0 upgrade has begun its slow roll out, with local owners set to pay just a little over $47,000 if they want the revised battery pack.

Elon Musk hints at Tesla's "Top Secret Masterplan, Part 2"

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has used Twitter to hint at a big announcement for the Silicon Valley brand, saying he hopes to publish part two of his “Top Secret Tesla Masterplan” this week. The tweet, which reads “Working on Top Secret Tesla Masterplan, Part 2. Hoping to publish later this week”, comes amid a dark cloud that has hovered over the brand over the last few weeks...

Tesla unsure if Autopilot involved in second crash

UPDATE, JULY 22: And now, a good-news story on Tesla's Autopilot. Elon Musk has tweeted a letter from a Model S owner that describes his belief that Autopilot saved the life of a pedestrian he nearly hit.  US authorities are investigating the crash of a Tesla Model X in Pennsylvania, with the driver claiming that the semi-autonomous Autopilot system was active at the time...

Tesla's new Sydney store has your first local close-up of the Model X SUV

Deliveries of the Tesla Model X are due to begin by the end of the year, and a little bit of what's in store for buyers is now on show at Tesla's new flagship location in Sydney. The all-electric luxury SUV will be available with a white interior trim, as well as 20-inch silver wheels or 22-inch black wheels. (Hit the Photos tab above for more images...

CarAdvice Podcast episode 10: Tesla tragedy, Panamera unveiled, Alaskan revealed, Dieselgate discussed, and much more

Welcome to episode 10 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric and Mandy Turner hold the fort on their own, exploring the latest news and reviews from CarAdvice across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market...