GoAutoLogo
MENU

New models - Tesla - Model S - 70D

Tesla re-energises Model S range with 70D

Honourably discharged: The new Model S 70D is now the cheapest Tesla in the country, replacing the superseded Model S 60, but comes loaded with more goodies such as satellite navigation and an all-­wheel drive dual motor drivetrain.

New entry-level Tesla Model S 70D gets all-­wheel drive and dual motors

Tesla logo9 Apr 2015

By TUNG NGUYEN

TESLA has released a new entry-level model in the form of the Model S 70D, which adds more standard features, a bigger battery and comes with all­-wheel drive as standard.

Tesla's cheapest all­-electric sedan now starts at $102,400 before on-road costs, a $6900 price jump from the outgoing Model S 60, which was priced at $95,500 before on-road costs.

However, to justify the price hike, Tesla has equipped the 70D with a larger 70kWh battery – 10kWh up on the 60's 60kWh battery – which increases the car’s reach by 50km. The 70D will, claims Tesla, travel up to 442km on a full charge.

Although no weight figures were released, the Model S 60 weighed in at a hefty 2005kg, while the dual motor-equipped 85D tips the scales at 2188kg, 80kg heavier than its single motor 85 sibling.

Tesla Australia marketing and communications manager Heath Walker said the new base­-level Model S represents much more value for customers looking at getting into a Tesla.

“I think it's a pretty compelling offer, especially with supercharging included, which for the 60 used to cost money to put in the car,” he said.

“It's not an exact comparison anyway, because you are getting so much more in the car, such as navigation and lane departure, plus you are getting the dual motor and an extra 50km of range.”

The 70D also has the benefit of all-­wheel drive, thanks to a second electric motor that powers the front axle. It is similar to the all-­wheel drive set­-up found in the higher­-spec 85D and the supercar-toppling P85D.

Combined power output now sits at 245kW – up from the 60's 225kW – which is enough to give the 70D a claimed 0-100km/h time of 5.4 seconds, 0.6 seconds faster than the outgoing Model S 60.

Each new 70D also includes satellite navigation, lane departure warning, parking sensors and automatic emergency braking as standard.

The 70D also has the ability to utilise Tesla's ever­growing supercharging network, which was an option on the Model S 60, meaning all new Teslas sold in Australia have access to quick-charge stations free of cost.

By using the supercharging station, a Model S can go from empty to fully charged in about an hour, while a half-charge will take about 20 minutes.

Currently, the only supercharging stations in service are in Sydney, with Tesla offering quick charging points at its dealership and The Star casino, despite the American brand opening a store in Melbourne's Chadstone shopping centre late last year.

However, plans are underway to link Melbourne and Brisbane by building stations within 200km of one another all along the east coast.

Without the use of a supercharger, a standard 240 volt outlet can recharge the Model S in about nine hours.

Tesla has recently announced a number of over­-the-­air updates for its Model S range, adding new features such as maps to recharging stations, and boosting performance via a simple software update.

All Australian Model S' come with a 3G SIM card, allowing access to these updates from almost anywhere in the country. Tesla covers the cost of data for four years.

Tesla Model S pricing*
70D (a)$102,400
85 (a)$109,400
85D (a)$115,800
P85D (a)$141,600
*Excludes on-road costs.

Read more

Enquire on or Test Drive a New Model S

Customer Terms and Conditions – New Car Lead enquires

Agreement

This is an agreement between GoAutoMedia Pty Limited ACN 094 732 457 of PO Box 18, Beach Road, Sandringham, VIC, 3191 (“we/us”), the owner and operator of the GoAuto.com.au website (“the website”) and the person wanting GoAuto.com.au to provide them with a lead for the purchase of a new car (“you”).

By completing a New Car Lead Enquiry, you agree to the terms and conditions and disclaimers and acknowledge the policies set out below.

Terms and Conditions

  • In order for us to effect a lead you must you must complete a New Car Lead Enquiry (“Enquiry”).
  • We will call you as soon as possible after you complete the Enquiry and certainly no later than the next business day. When we call, we will discuss with you your new car requirements.
  • You consent to our passing on the Enquiry and your requirements to an appropriate authorised motor car dealer as a lead.
  • We will contact you again in approximately eight days following your initial enquiry to check on the progress of the Enquiry.
  • While we will provide the dealer with the Enquiry and details of your new car requirements, we take no responsibility for what happens after passing on that material as a lead.
  • You acknowledge that we are a new car information service providing new car editorial information, pictures and prices to our customers as a guide only. Any new car prices published on the website are the manufacturers’ recommended retail prices and do not include delivery charges and on-road costs. Any authorized motor car dealer to which we pass on your Enquiry as a lead will provide you with full details of the price at which the vehicle will be sold to you.
  • You acknowledge that we do not sell motor vehicles. Any sale of a new car to you by a dealer after we have passed on your Enquiry to that dealer as a lead, is a sale by that dealer not by us.

Privacy Policy– New Car Lead Enquires

  • We take privacy very seriously. We understand that you will only complete an Enquiry if you can trust us to protect your personal information and use it appropriately. Our policy is to ensure that the personal information collected when you make an Enquiry is only used for the purposes of connecting you with an authorised motor car dealer.
  • We do not on-sell information collected from you or any other customer.
  • From time to time, we may email you with information or promotions that may be relevant for car buyers. You will continue to receive communications from us unless you tell us that you do not want to receive any advertising or promotional information in the future by unsubscribing from these communications.
close
* Denotes required field
** Australian inquiries only
*** Prices exclude on road costs and dealer delivery fees

Share with your friends

Tesla models