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Will come a LR RWD comeback?

lodyman

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Oct 21, 2019
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Hello,

do you think the Model 3 LR RWD will have a comeback?

This version would be perfect for me. I dont need the Dual Motor I rather would like to have a little more range.

Have a nice day

Lody
 

ewoodrick

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I love mine, but I'm not sure if it will appear again in the near future. As long as production is constrained, there isn't going to be much desire.
It's still yet to be seen what they do with the Model Y. While I've got the LR on order, will that translate into an available model. Originally it was the easiest car to build, as they were finishing the Dual, but now that they have it, who knows.
 

jjrandorin

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I feel like @GigaGrunt is trying to tell us something, but is he capable of speaking in complete sentences that anyone can follow?

Based on his user name, and previous things he has posted, its not surprising he would be cryptic. Its either that ,or say nothing at all, which if he gets badgered too much, is what will happen.
 
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OCR1

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Well, it’s an anonymous forum, so nobody will know who his identity is anyway. And if you are going to reveal something you should not be saying, it doesn’t really matter if you say it in one word or use a complete sentence. And yes, I was able to deduce what he was trying to tell us with his single word responses. I just think it’s ridiculous to speak that way, but maybe that’s why he refers to himself as a grunt.
 

OCR1

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The LR RWD was discontinued once last year and then brought back after a few months. It has always been a popular model. The general thought process from forum members is that it was discontinued due to a constraint on battery production. If they are going to populate a car with the full LR battery pack they want to make the extra margin on the AWD and Performance cars, while still offering a lower cost option in the SR/SR+ trim level. So once battery capacity becomes more available it would make sense to see Tesla bring it back.

Asking a sales rep or even their supervisor is pointless. Tesla does not disclose future product announcements to the sales team. Someone working at the Reno factory, as we have above here, is more likely to have inside information on possible future product announcements.

I would anticipate seeing the LR RWD model coming back once lead times on Model 3’s come back down to around 2 weeks. That is just my best guess, not based on any inside information, just past history.
 

GigaGrunt

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The LR RWD was discontinued once last year and then brought back after a few months. It has always been a popular model. The general thought process from forum members is that it was discontinued due to a constraint on battery production. If they are going to populate a car with the full LR battery pack they want to make the extra margin on the AWD and Performance cars, while still offering a lower cost option in the SR/SR+ trim level. So once battery capacity becomes more available it would make sense to see Tesla bring it back.

Asking a sales rep or even their supervisor is pointless. Tesla does not disclose future product announcements to the sales team. Someone working at the Reno factory, as we have above here, is more likely to have inside information on possible future product announcements.

I would anticipate seeing the LR RWD model coming back once lead times on Model 3’s come back down to around 2 weeks. That is just my best guess, not based on any inside information, just past history.

Not a constraint on battery production, but a lever used to temporarily ease capacity constraints of DU production.
 

Jeff Davlt

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The LR RWD was discontinued once last year and then brought back after a few months. It has always been a popular model. The general thought process from forum members is that it was discontinued due to a constraint on battery production. If they are going to populate a car with the full LR battery pack they want to make the extra margin on the AWD and Performance cars, while still offering a lower cost option in the SR/SR+ trim level. So once battery capacity becomes more available it would make sense to see Tesla bring it back.

Asking a sales rep or even their supervisor is pointless. Tesla does not disclose future product announcements to the sales team. Someone working at the Reno factory, as we have above here, is more likely to have inside information on possible future product announcements.

I would anticipate seeing the LR RWD model coming back once lead times on Model 3’s come back down to around 2 weeks. That is just my best guess, not based on any inside information, just past history.


So you’re saying there’s a chance.
 

GigaGrunt

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Oct 1, 2018
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So drive units are more constrained than batteries?

Do you have any insight as to whether Tesla will produce any more Stealth Model 3’s?

No. To maximize usage, sales, margin, etc. you would want to sell as many vehicle combos as possible. If FDU was limited but you had available capacity in RDU then, utilize it.

Typically these type of production lines would be universal in the sense that they could run either unit that you needed with a simple changeover. But if you have upcoming demand for something that could get you more margin, then you want to shift more capacity to the higher margin item. So you would sell a variant that allows you to still move units, but net higher overall output of total units.
 

outdoors

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No. To maximize usage, sales, margin, etc. you would want to sell as many vehicle combos as possible. If FDU was limited but you had available capacity in RDU then, utilize it.

Variable demand lever. If pack is there. Match with car. Keep numbers people happy. This type of car (RWD) tends to get snatched up as we know. So a couple extra % of them is good for volume.
 

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