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Price Rise - 23 Nov 2015

Discussion in 'The UK and Ireland' started by WannabeOwner, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. chetalien

    chetalien Member

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    I'm glad I ordered mine when I did- tried the design studio last night and for my poor spec 70D- the overall price went up by £1450. Hope people who were contemplating have put their order in before
     
  2. Belly Buster

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    I don't think this price rise is the most sensible option for Tesla.

    The Model S is already at a super-premium price point, interest rates are low and commodity / raw materials prices are falling. Couple this will falling fuel costs, means that overall the Model S package is increasing less attractive as a purchase option compare to 12 months ago. While the MS is relatively new to the UK, it is now in its fourth year of production, usually this would be a downward inflection point on price.

    Maybe this is more a result of the stronger dollar. However if the dollar weakens I doubt we will see prices fall.

    A lot of the press / analyst reviews (aka beatings) have come at missed sales targets, not poor margins; these increased prices will not help their cause.
     
  3. arg

    arg Supporting Member

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    Prices have fallen in the past. Tesla's stated pricing policy is to have the same underlying price in all markets, adjusted for exchange rates/local taxes/duties etc., and it appears that they do a re-alignment every few months for exchange rates - not an entirely simple exercise as they want option packages etc. to remain at 'round number' prices while tweaking the price of the whole car a few percent.
     
  4. martinwinlow

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    "However if the dollar weakens I doubt we will see prices fall." It has happened before, why not agin? MW
     
  5. mgboyes

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    I'm not sure that's actually true relative to competitors. My P90DL was considerably cheaper than a similarly specced Panamera, despite being a lot quicker.
     

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