Tesla silently stops Model S and X orders in some RHD markets as it slashes prices in others
Over the last few days, news outlets like The Driven have noticed that Tesla no longer allows orders for the Model X and S from the website, nor does it state the price of said vehicles on the site. Instead, the online configurator now prompts you to get updates about availability once you've finished configuring your vehicle. As of writing, the affected markets are Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Thailand. Other nearby markets, like Hong Kong and Macau, which are both left-hand drive, still have orders available, indicating that this is more an issue with the RHD variants than the region.
In the wake of mounting competition, Tesla has drastically slashed prices on a number of its models, including the Model X and S. While Tesla has not yet announced why it has suspended orders on the Model X and S in the affected markets, Electrek has speculated that Tesla removed the pricing from the website altogether in order to ship units already on order at the previously higher price. There's some reason to this theory, but it may also be something as simple as Tesla changing its strategy for those markets due to low demand and high costs.
Australian EV news source, The Driven, reported long wait times for the Tesla Model X and S back in March, with some owners having to wait up to two years and eventually cancelling their orders. It's possible, then, that Tesla is having to rethink its approach in these markets. The combination of low demand and high manufacturing costs for the less common RHD configuration might mean prices fluctuate too frequently for Tesla to keep updating it on the site.