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Limited colour choice for Signature cars

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Right_Said_Fred, May 12, 2012.

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  1. Right_Said_Fred

    Right_Said_Fred Model S - Sig. 283 EU

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    I reserved a Signature car (Europe) and was wondering if anyone knows why the Signature-series have a limited colour choice? Has Tesla ever said anything about that? I can imagine that, as they are being produced first, not all colours are available yet. But that would apply to American Signatures only. The European Signatures are being produced after several thousand regular US-cars have been built. Does anyone know the reason?
     
  2. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Yup, but Dutch does raise an interesting point re: color availability. By the time they get the cars over there, the lines should be fully operational and producing all colors (except maybe the 2013 red)
     
  4. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    And my guess is that when the non-US Sigs are ready for configuration, there might be more color choices.
     
  5. goyogi

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    Signature colors were chosen as they are the Tesla color theme.
     
  6. Right_Said_Fred

    Right_Said_Fred Model S - Sig. 283 EU

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    Thanks for the replies. Should have done a search first :redface:

    Here's hoping that for the European Sigs there will be more colours, as they are half a year down the line. Blue it would be :smile:
     
  7. KBF

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    I was told that the Canadian Sigs will not have other color choices. Of course, we get ours right after the USA sig run.
     
  8. VolkerP

    VolkerP EU Model S P-37

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    In Tesla's tradition to turn a constraint into an advantage, the limited number of Signature colors is meant to be a differentiating issue. Like in
    "I saw a blue one, last friday!"
    "I saw a brown one, yesterday!"
    "And I saw a red one!" - "Wow, must have been a sig!"
     
  9. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    To which I'd say "Bah... so what?! It's just another Model S!" (sour grapes :))
     
  10. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Plus the black, white and silver are common to all levels
     
  11. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    I just had a pretty long and interesting talk with one of the Norwegian sales reps/product specialists. He has now returned from Norway after spending quite some time at the London HQ. He was able to tell me numerous things with a high degree of certainty about 3-phase charging, CHAdeMO, signature choices, and delivery/finalization timing for EU (see my other posts in relevant threads).

    About colours for signatures: After a lot of back-and-forth with the factory they have come to the following: EU signature cars can be in any color, however if you pick one of the non-signature colors your car will not have signature badging and you will not be allowed to have the white leather. If you want the white leather and/or signature badging you will need to go with one of the four signature colors. Price will be the same no matter your choice.
     
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    Sorry Johan, but
    "After a lot of back-and-forth with the factory they have come to the following: EU signature cars can be in any color,"
    is wrong.

    According to St. Davies (TM UK) the only way to get a Non-Signature color on a Signature Model S is to step down from a Signature Model S to a normal Model S.
    Of course this would mean loosing your reservation slot and to get your Model S after the 500 Signature Model S have been delivered. Signature Model S will start deliveries in Mai/june 2013 (according to the same source as above).
     
  13. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    In that case I was misinformed by my rep. He said that this was possible, but that you would loose the "Signature badging/branding"... Anyway I downgraded to regular P now.
     
  14. AnOutsider

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    That sounds like the same thing. "You can get your sig in a non sig color, but then it won't be a sig". Probably made the right call. I wish I stepped down and got my color of choice (brown).
     

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