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Tesla Just Launched Budget Versions of Its Oldest Vehicles — Take a Look at the Differences That Will Save You 5 Figures CEO Elon Musk warned investors last month to expect further vehicle price cuts.

By Amanda Breen Edited by Jessica Thomas

Key Takeaways

  • New versions of Tesla's Model S and Model X vehicles are priced $10,000 below the originals.
  • Differences in driving range and acceleration speed set the budget options apart.

Two of Tesla's oldest vehicle models just got a budget-friendly makeover.

New versions of the Model S sedan and Model X SUV launched Monday for $10,000 less than their original counterparts, per the carmaker's site, CNBC reported.

Related: Six Lessons In Customer Experience You Can Learn From Tesla

The news comes after the company reported a 20% income jump in the second quarter last month to $2.7 billion — but billionaire CEO Elon Musk told investors that more price cuts might be necessary this quarter, per The Wall Street Journal.

The slashed price tags on the Model S and Model X fulfilled that promise — but which adjustments, exactly, can consumers purchasing their vehicles for less expect?

The new Model X Standard Range starts at $88,490 compared to the original Model X's $98,490, and the former boasts a driving range of 255 miles to 269 miles versus the latter's range of 330 miles to 348 miles and marginally faster acceleration speed.

The Model S Standard range begins at $78,490 compared to the original Model S's $88,490. The budget model features a driving range of 298 miles to 320 miles while the older version's range is 375 miles to 405 miles.

Related: Elon Musk's Illusion of Control Undermines Tesla's Future

Tesla Inc is down nearly 24% year over year.

Amanda Breen

Entrepreneur Staff

Senior Features Writer

Amanda Breen is a senior features writer at She is a graduate of Barnard College and received an MFA in writing at Columbia University, where she was a news fellow for the School of the Arts.

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