Sure, all of the excitement is around Tesla's $35k+ Model 3, but what about the Model X SUV? It's slowly starting to hit the road, and CEO Elon Musk claimed (in a since deleted tweet) that the SUV's configurator will open to all on Monday.
Until now, you needed to make a reservation (complete with $5,000 down payment) to get an invite for access, but in just a few days you can paw through all of the options and prices ranging from $80,000 for the base model to $150,000 fully loaded, before deciding to make a reservation. To get a head start on the masses, there are some videos of the configurator online, so you can have an idea of what it's like. One thing to consider however, is that those making reservations now are already expected to wait until the second half of the year. P90D performance with ludicrous mode, high-fidelity sound and/or spoiler? It's all up to you, or at least it could be on Monday.
We're not sure why the tweet disappeared, but if we hear confirmation either way we will update this post. Of course, Musk has been pretty busy today, so it's understandable if a few wires got crossed.
Update: No word on the tweet, but Musk confirmed the configurator's appearance is still on.
@rjcc yes— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 9, 2016
This article by Richard Lawler originally ran on Engadget, the definitive guide to this connected life.