IMO, Tesla should consider (also) offering a 2 wheel, rear drive, Model X. It will serve TM well to be able offer a base price $10-15K less , besides not every SUV-CUV owner needs or wants AWD. To the vast majority of Cayennes, X5s, Q7s, etc. owners, off-roading is their drive way or the shopping mall, few make it near the Rubicon Trail. Yes I know you are the exception that goes up to the mountains, live on a steep-unpaved hill, or follows the unpaved path.
Personally, I am a fan of AWD because on wet or dry pavement, snow, gravel, the cornering and handling are superior. After almost two years in our MS I am confident in its’ road manners. We have a Subaru Legacy (AWD) and our FJ Cruiser is 4WD. The FJ is in 2WD 99% of the time. I have owned 6 SUVs, 4 Jeeps, 1 Land Rover and 1 FJ. I have sold Jeeps, Subaru(s), BMWs, and Audis at new car dealerships.
TM is offering 4WD because all the other luxury CUVs offer 4WD. But perhaps TM should take a look at Jeep’s history. Jeep sells far more 2WD Grand Cherokees than 4WD and the cost differential is only about $4K. All I am saying is why not offer it? The MS rolling chassis is now a proven commodity and it only slightly complicates the production line. $10-15K is a material chunk of change.
Just a thought, probably an unpopular one.