Model X

Model X refresh

edited November -1 in Model X
Looks like some battery and motor upgrades. That is great. I may want to get a newer X but would like some changes. Please let me know if some of these issues have been addressed

1 smart phone acts as your key. I don’t like the fob

2 now you just pull a cable in the front bumper to open the frunk. Makes the frunk unsecured. The M3 does not do that

3 bigger sun visor?
«134567

Comments

  • edited April 2019
    1. Only the Model 3 has the phone as the main key, however you are able to use the Mobile App to unlock and remote start the Model X.
    2. There is no cable for the frunk. The quick setting on the 17' screen has an option to open the frunk. to close you use two hands to gently press down.
    3. The Model X panoramic roof is the same as it was when released in 2015.
  • edited April 2019
    Actually in the original there is a a cable.
    It is where you find the opening for the tow hook. That is the only way to open the frunk when the 12v battery is dead. The 3 allows you to charge the battery with two little wires that are in the same place as cable in the X
    So you don’t need the cable
  • edited April 2019
    I ordered a new Model X on April 23rd. Next day new refresh news came out. They said I had to cancel my order AND RE-ORDER so I would receive the latest updates and refreshes. STUPID!!!!!! It's just a stupid ploy to get another $500 out of my wallet for the exact same vehicle. It's not like they started building my car in the last 48 hours!! They have their heads up their ass on this one.
  • edited November -1
    @dapetrun - Perhaps dealing with a stealership to get a Nissan Leaf is more your style. If it only cost $500 to get a 15% more range, better performance, 50% faster charging, better tires, and dynamic air suspension - I'd consider it a bargain.
  • edited April 2019
    No, you're missing the point. I would have received all those updates without all the hoop jumping because they haven't started building my original order yet, not for weeks! But they wanted me to think it was necessary to re-order the X in order to get the refresh. If they are supposedly putting the new refresh parts on TODAY why on earth would they need to re-order a vehicle that was only ordered 48 hours ago. It's not the $500 I'm complaining about as much as the BS they make you go thru. Just charge my card an additional $500. Who do they think they're kidding.
  • edited November -1
    Your contract is sealed when you place your order. You are not able to continously renegotiate your deal up to the day of manufacture.
    In most any business, change orders institute a fee.
  • edited April 2019
    @dapetron - Who told you you are not getting the new refreshes? From Tesla’s article they said “These changes will go into production at our factory in Fremont, California this week, and can be ordered today at Tesla.com.”

    I too have a vehicle that is “been confirmed and scheduled for production in our factory.” I ordered mine back on the 19th of March. Got my VIN on the 3rd of April 160xxx and they still haven’t started production.

    I would think they would build with all the newest upgrades based on their statement. If that’s not the case then I would rather pay the $500.00 to get all the new improved parts.
  • edited November -1
    Lead Sales Advisor @ Tesla in Fremont, CA: Hugo Veronica. Don't get me wrong, I too would pay the additional 500 beans to guarantee the updated X but I don't believe Hugo for one minute that cancelling the order and re-ordering was necessary in order to get this. I know damn well my X hadn't entered anywhere near the building process and they think their customers are this stupid?!

    However Luisito, your order was significantly placed much earlier back in March and you already have a VIN. But if you say they haven't started building it yet then that tells me they pretty much stopped all production on X's and maybe S's too in order to get as many 3's out the door before the end of 1st quarter for their production stats to satisfy investors maybe? Although, this is already late April and if they haven't started building your model yet then they must have been busy re-tooling and/or re-programming the assembly robots with the different parts or some such thing.

    I've read other orders placed in March had VIN numbers just days later but I don't know if they received those that have ordered. There seems to be no consistency at Tesla. Really strange.

    Luisito, I would check with your Tesla Sales Manager and verify if you would be getting the updated refreshed X.

    Uncle Paul, no one is asking to renegotiate anything. They are making the changes on the model X, not me. If they want another $500 for the new stuff then just charge my AmEx another 5 Benjamins and move on with the order! Making the customer jump thru all the hoops with re-entering all the account info and paperwork is a stupid waste of my time.
  • edited April 2019
    @dapetron - I’ve been waiting 5 weeks and still no build start. So I would assume why build with older parts especially when they say they do continuous improvements.

    Their blog says “Beginning today, Model S and Model X now come with an all-new drivetrain...”. If they haven’t started my build yet and you just ordered yours, you may be waiting till June before they start. The price was even higher when I purchased. I don’t expect a Model X refresh if they already started the build but as you said they haven’t even started nor assigned you a VIN.
  • edited November -1
    Luisito, you may be pleasantly surprised your build might include the new refresh or at least some of the parts. The new V-3.0 FSD computer was one item I wanted. The other updates are just icing on the cake! Hope you get yours soon. Good luck.
  • edited April 2019
    Keep in mind the online status has not always been unreliable and usually a week or so behind reality. Just because it appears it is not yet in production, it's very possible it has already been made. Also the delivery location has a huge affect on production timing. Tesla is looking to change that, and make more cars based on order date, but it will take Q2 to shift to this new build approach. In the past all cars build in the first month of the quarter were targeted for Europe and Asia and the last month for North America. Even if they are changing this, it means Europe/Asia orders are behind when Tesla was producing North American cars in March. I suspect much of April's orders are for Europe/Asia as they deal with the backlog. It should start to even out in May and June.
  • edited April 2019
    My online build status was quite accurate, to the day
  • edited April 2019
    my story is similar. ordered the Model X April 9th. got my vin about one week later and today it saids my car is in production. I've been emailing and calling my delivery agent for a few days with no response about if I'm getting the redesigned model or not. bad first impression from tesla support.
  • edited April 2019
    per my delivery agent's email reply i just got "Your car is still in production and will come with the new design we have available to customers."
  • edited April 2019
    @nintendomas cool, have you heard anything more about this? Ny var has been in production for 3 weeks now. Really hoping to get all the Good stuff.

    Please post updates if Any
  • edited April 2019
    Elon said back in like May 2018 that S and X would be able to use their phones as a bluetooth key like in a Model 3 (I'm not talking about the data connection required to unlock and start the vehicle currently - there is a huge difference here). Honestly this feature in my Model 3 has been amazing and now I have a 100% keyless life. I'm ready to pull the trigger on a Model X but not until that feature is added as I don't want to go back to the old days of carrying keys (seems like a super outdated idea now).
  • edited November -1
    One question I initially asked not yet answered. Can you pop the hood on newer X using the cable hidden in the hole for the tow hook? It is not on the 3. Is it still there on the X? The 3 has + and - battery cables to charge the 12v battery
  • edited April 2019
    worriers - you can always (threaten to) reject delivery if they don’t give you the model you want. You will get the new version or a discount is my bet
  • edited November -1
    @matthew - The hardware is there (starting with MCU2), but the experiences of M3 users (some great and some not so great) may have put Bluetooth phone unlock on the back burner for the S/X. Then again, they may have improved it to the point it's released soon! I prefer the small Tesla fob myself - especially as I seem to run my phone to zero battery at least once a month and would be locked out of my car otherwise.
  • edited April 2019
    Do you plan to trade? and with Tesla or sell to third party .

    I was also interested in the new X (mainly for the suspension), but the trade in price is to low to make sense.
    Paid $162K in november for a P100DL (+$13K in taxes /fess), and after 2400 miles Tesla now offers me $95k for it.

    My X also came with free lifetime supercharging (new one would not), so a saving for Tesla.


    On another note, could Tesla offer upgrades for existing cars VS having to do trade in at a massive loss ?
  • edited May 2019
    Received my VIN one week after order of April 22, production to start May 1, was assured car would contain all refresh and new chip.
  • edited May 2019
    @gshanley - Now I'm confused. I ordered my P100D, 6 seater, 20" rims with white interior on the 19th of March with a VIN confirmed on the 3rd of April (160xxx) and they still haven’t started production!!!

    What did you order and are you in the US? Are they producing certain models in different phases? I keep hearing of others getting delivery and production start dates way after my order. Odd...
  • edited May 2019
    My hope is that anything running through the production lines after the announcement would have received the upgraded motor and chip. I am not going to worry about it as by the end of the year, they may have new interior, then perhaps new batteries in 2020. So, at some point, the spec will fall behind. As long as I get what I paid for, I am good. Anything else is a bonus. We shall see.
  • edited May 2019
    I ordered a Long Range X in mid April as I was told that expected delivery would be June. I received a call from my sales specialist on Monday indicating that they needed to reorder all existing orders to get the refresh. Tesla was going to make a final production run of the now older models and fulfill all orders. I happily updated my order and also received the bonus referral.
  • edited May 2019
    Thats the same timelines as my order. I did not get the call, so perhaps, I will get the older spec without the new goodies.
Sign In or Register to comment.