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UK price increase due on 1st April

Discussion in 'The UK and Ireland' started by dnf747, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. dnf747

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    Hi all

    Not sure if this is common knowledge (apologies if it is) but thought I'd post that UK Tesla prices are due to increase on 1st April.

    I had a text message from my Tesla sales advisor earlier today, no doubt gently trying to convince me to order a car!

    No idea what the price increase will be.
     
  2. Altaa

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    There's another post else where asking what are you waiting for before ordering.
    For me it is the point in the next year where my PCP is such that I can buy the vehicle outright and then sell it on.

    If the price increase is substantial then I think that'll keep me in my A6.

    The price of a 70D has gone up by around £2.5k since I first started looking at the end of last year already (with £500 of that being the reduction in government grant).

    Interesting that the 70D in the US is $75000 (approx £52000) after incentives.
     
  3. EV Guy

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    I've read elsewhere it's. 4% increase from April 1st.

    It'll be interesting if off the back of the Model 3 announcement any Model S news is given such as the rumoured 100kWh battery.
     
  4. tfboy

    tfboy Gimme the Caaaaaar!

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    I've just placed an order for an S pretty much fully loaded on the 30th March (big birthday present to myself!).
    Also, in anticipation of these rumoured price increases.

    Having a look in the design studio today, prices haven't changed... Nor have the options - still 90kWh the biggest you can get. I wouldn't mind a P100D though :D
     
  5. dnf747

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    I agree, no price increase!

    Just checked my message from the Tesla associate and it definitely stated that the price increase would be on the 1st April. Will be giving them a call tomorrow.

    This puts into question the honesty of anything they may tell me in future.

    Not impressed!!!!
     
  6. tfboy

    tfboy Gimme the Caaaaaar!

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    Well, I'll probably pop into the Heathrow branch tomorrow over lunch and enquire about the increase and also see if they can arrange within the 2-week window another test drive with a P90DL so I can get a feel for whether the rather large increase is worth it in my eyes.
     
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    Just had a reply from Tesla:

    "..... due to the strong interest in the model 3 the IT team were unable to change the prices. The site crashed a few times. The price increase will now take place on Sunday (April 10th)....."
     
  8. tfboy

    tfboy Gimme the Caaaaaar!

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    When I had my second test drive in a P90DL (more on that later!), I asked about the price increase, and I was told the same thing, although I wasn't given a date. So it's this weekend apparently...

    I have till next Friday 15th before my order is confirmed, so will have a few days to ponder whether to stick with the cheaper pricing or cancel, accept the increase and see what other goodies might arrive (facelift, 100kWh battery, etc).
     
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    Well....... Sunday has come and gone and still no price change! At least Tesla's communications are consistent!!

    It's a shame they can't keep to their proposed timetable, it really doesn't install confidence in their marketing/communications department.

    tfboy, you must be wondering what to do about your order; it must be somewhat frustrating?
     
  10. tfboy

    tfboy Gimme the Caaaaaar!

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    Well, I have a few more days to decide. If I keep it, I'm hopeful for an (early) June delivery. As of today, they're now saying "late June". So I know for sure (if I believe their website of course!) that should I cancel and reorder, I'll be on a later shipment.

    I know I'll get the new wheels and centre concole. I don't know about all the other rumoured changes...

    I need to chase up as I was promised a call to discuss finance options and that hasn't materialised. I was perhaps too charmed by Miss M who showed me around last Thursday ;)

    Shoud I hold on to the order, naturally, I'd be peeved it if were to be delayed, but maybe I should expect that despite what the website says so then I can only be pleasantly surprised by a delivery date that actually stuck!
     
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    Well it seems we have to wait no more, the updated prices and Model S facelift has been released!

    Just been onto the Tesla website and seen the remodelled front end and spec changes: led driving lights, HEPA filter and charger upgrade options.

    The car spec I was looking at has increased from £81800 to £86900, that's a 6.2% increase.
     
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    Even the cheapest model S has gone from £54,100 to £58,300, a 7.7% increase...

    In the US, on the other hand, prices only went us by $1,500.

    Pretty steep. Makes me a bit more concerned what the Model 3 price will be.
     
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    Right off Britain. The model 3 will be £35000. Total crap.

    The model s price increase has totally disgusted tbh. Absolutely ridiculous
     
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    A lot of people are saying the prices are due to currency exchange rates USD$ - GBP£ being fairly low and down to uncertainty over 'Brexit'
     
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    Except that happened at the end of last year and there was a coinciding price rise at that time.
    There's been no fluctuation in the exchange rate this time round.
    The 90D was £69k last week, this week it's £74.9k !
     
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    It's globally recognised and, accepted, companies rip of Britain cause they can
     

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