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Why is taking WeatherTech so long to come out with X floor mats?

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by RobertSeattle, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. RobertSeattle

    RobertSeattle Member

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    Seems odd that for a company that touts how high tech they are that they can't pump them out faster.

    Were they similarly slow with S floor mats?
     
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  2. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure This All Out

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    Some are speculating that Tesla might have struck a deal with them that only Tesla will supply WT mats. For the Model S you could buy from either.

    Then there just may not be the volume of customers for WT to turn a profit and they are holding out until some larger number of cars have been produced.
     
  3. DoubleE

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    Doubt it.

    They took almost a year after the refreshed Range Rover Sport came out to offer mats.
     
  4. Saghost

    Saghost Well-Known Member

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    The sliding monoposts create some unique challenges for floor mats.

    Without putting the mat on two planes (like the floor is,) you can't have a mat that simultaneously covers the entire for surface and stays put while the seats move.

    I imagine that in addition to the new model design delays Weathertech is trying to figure out a sensible solution to this challenge.
     

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