Actor Riteish Deshmukh has got a special gift from his wife Genelia Dsouza Deshmukh on his 40th birthday on the form a Tesla Model X all-electric SUV. Riteish posted an image of his brand new Tesla Model X on Twitter, thanking Genelia. He wrote – “So the Baiko @geneliad surely knows how to make a 40 yr old birthday boy feel like a 20 yr Old.”
Since Tesla doesn’t sell cars in India, and the image is also not from India, it’s safe to say that the actor got this car, somewhere outside India, most probably in New York. However, there’s a possibility that the actor just had a joyride on this electric car on his birthday (however, it is highly unlikely).Tesla Model X in Mumbai. (Image: automobiliardent)
Tesla is getting a lot of interest from Indians and recently, a Tesla Model X landed in India. It was later learned that the blue colored Tesla Model X was bought by Prashant Ruia, CEO of Essar Group, who imported the electric SUV for his personal use, making him the 1st Indian to own a Tesla in India.
The Tesla Model X is the company’s 3rd product after the Roadster and Model S. The Tesla Model X is a full-sized, all-electric, luxury, crossover SUV made by Tesla, Inc. that uses falcon wing doors for access to the second and third-row seats.
The particular model that has been imported into India is Tesla Model X 90 D that has a 90 kWh battery pack which company claims to provide a range of 413 Kilometers. With dual motor all-wheel drive, Tesla Model X can sprint from 0-100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds.
In terms of safety, Tesla Model X gets active safety technologies, including collision avoidance and automatic emergency braking, three-position dynamic LED turning lights, LED fog lights and power-folding, heated side mirrors.
In UK, the Tesla Model X 90D retails for GBP 88,188 which is equivalent to Rs 7,573,188 approximately. After the import duties, it is expected that the car would have cost around Rs 1 crore to the buyer. However, the base model starts for Rs 55 Lakhs.
Tesla has no plans to enter the Indian market anytime soon, However, pre-orders for the Tesla Model 3 were opened to Indian buyers in April 2016.