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If given a choice after the second reveal would you pick Sedan or CUV?

Discussion in 'Speculation' started by Van Shrider, Apr 10, 2016.

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Would you move to CUV or stay with 3 Sedan?

  1. I want the Sedan regardless of other offerings.

  2. I would pay little more for the CUV.

  3. It depends on design, storage, and seating offered.

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    If given a choice after the second reveal would you pick Sedan or CUV?
    I'm not saying that it would happen, but if by chance, a CUV choice was given at the second reveal and our existing reservations would work for either, which would you select?
    Granted there might be a 3-5K extra tacked on the CUV if introduced at the second reveal.
    I'm posing this question after reading this
    http://www.businessinsider.com/tesla-to-repeat-huge-mistake-2016-4
     
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    Elon has mentioned they will do a CUV on the Model 3 platform in time and some were speculating that it might have made the reveal. In any case, I would have to have seen it to make a determination. I like smaller SUVs but given how much I actually throw in the back of my current car I'm ready to go back to a sedan.

    Model 3's trunk is a point of concern for some but let's face it, we've only seen pictures of it and not in person so I will reserve judgement until the production car is shown next year. They will refine a lot about the car between now and then.
     
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    Being a chemist, what flavors (scents) would you choose for sedan and CUV?
     
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    LOL
    That would depend on the owner's preference. If given a choice, I would go with Natural Vanilla Bean, a Mint, or simply Leather. I love the smell of leather for some reason.
    For me though, I usually wear my work home. There have been times where it smells like dark chocolate and the most tenacious is Maple Syrup that takes weeks to get out. I had a customer in the Dominican Republic who broke a 1 ounce sample of Dark Chocolate in his new escalade back in 2008, it still smells like it today.
     
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      I cast a vote for it depends, but baring something totally spectacular I will probably go sedan.
       
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      Kinky!
       
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      I'm replacing an SUV in my garage with the 3 sedan quite intentionally. I am not in the market for a CUV, not even at the same price as the sedan. Times change, much to the chagrin of auto executives. I no longer pick things up at the store, things arrive at the front door in a delivery truck from Amazon or somewhere.
       
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        Amazon Prime is revolutionizing retailing. We must get at least one delivery a day!
         
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          If the second reveal nets a CUV, I'm getting both! My wife is more of a SUV person and I'm more of a sedan person. I could solve two problems with one vehicle platform!
           
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              Normally I'm more of a wagon kind of guy. My Outback was a great car. However before the model 3 reveal I was planning a Subaru SVX electric conversion, reasoning that my wife's rav 4 could handle that kind of work while I had fun in the Subaru. Having seen the Model 3 it looks to me like it'll be a good in-between car for those two extremes. With the seats folded flat and a good sized boot opening (we'll see) it should be able do do most of the work I need it for.
               
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                Sedan for me, thank you.

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                  #13 arnulf, Apr 15, 2016
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                  I would love a hatch/liftback, like Model S/X on Model 3, but I could do with a towbar on a sedan.

                  I have not heard any talk about CUV from Tesla.

                  But Elon has said he want a Pickup Truck like F-150 (on S/X frame ?).
                  Elon also said 3 or Y should have Falcon Wing Doors.

                  So my bet on Y is a Truck with Falcon Wing Doors !
                   
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                  I remember reading somewhere that the Model Y will be a light crossover SUV (or light 4WD or whatever you call it). Rav4/Forrester competitor.
                   
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                  A coupe utility, like the Brumby/BRAT was! haha
                   
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                  #16 LUXMAN, Apr 16, 2016
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                  NOW that would be cool. And don't forget the 2 little read facing seats in the Brat!

                  Hey! wait a minute...maybe that is where ELON got the idea for the MS rear facing kid seats
                   
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                    Sedan for me.
                     
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                      We didn't get the seats in the back of the brumby in Australia
                       
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                      I currently drive a Mini Cooper S hardtop, so pretty much any configuration will probably have more room than my current ride.
                       
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                      "If given a choice after the second reveal would you pick Sedan or CUV?"
                      When I posted this thread I had something in mind to be revealed at a later date.
                      To quote the Great Paul Harvey and "Now for the Rest of the Story"
                      There several sources who believe that there are not one but two products currently being developed by Tesla. Whether or not this is only speculation or if there some truth to it is something that has been on my mind daily .

                      First and foremost, this WAS a plan that Elon HAD. It might still be! Shhh it's a secret (LOL).

                      Proof can be found here
                      http://www.autoblog.com/2015/10/06/tesla-model-y-deleted-elon-musk-tweet/

                      Here
                      http://electrek.co/2015/10/03/tesla...g-model-y-vehicle-w-s-3-x-y-falcon-wing-doors

                      Here http://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...know-about-tesla-s-secret-model-3-and-model-y
                      Note the Extra factories mentioned

                      And Megiston tells his version here


                      Now, Since that time, Tesla and Elon have been faced with a separate reality. The original thinking was that they would receive 3 to 4 times LESS reservations . Much less were expected by Tesla than they have actually received. He didn't know that #Teslamania was running ramped in all of us who wanted an S or X but couldn't afford them. . . . And we're waiting on E and Y to really make things SEXY.

                      Although the plan was to eventually get to the 500000 vehicles per year by 2020, as that is when the Gigafactory would be fully up and running, Plans inevitably have to be changed when you have 400000 orders in hand in no time flat and that could potentially be LOTS more if the above is true. . Especially if the second reveal is packed with surprises as expected above.

                      If you have the designs in the works to begin with, and you have to separately teach robots and personnel on each line anyways, then why not have both the model 3-E and the Model Y set up and running at the same time.

                      Elon /Tesla's options are 1&2 or 1&3, or 1,3,and (4 &/or 5)
                      1. Put in the original machines planned and true ordering will open up September 30, ending Q3, with an awesome start to 4Q as has been done in prior years.
                      2. Disappoint customers and investors by ONLY running 80K Model 3s through production in 2017, 120-140K in 2018, the rest in 2019 and beyond increasing with Tesla only reinvestment.
                      3. Go find more money / Archangel investors which will dilute the stock temporarily, and put MOAR Robots, MOAR production lines in the US Fremont plant and move up the 400-500K per year, while expanding the Gigafactory's output simultaneously. Much of the 370-acre (16,000,000 sq ft; 1,500,000 m2) site is unused, with most activity currently concentrated in the 5,500,000-square-foot (510,000 m2) main building that does the final assembly of vehicles
                      4. Expand the Tesla Netherlands plant (In a country that is looking to stop selling gas/Diesel cars by 2025). And or Expand other Tesla owned Manufacturing properties . . And supply half the units from there simultaneously.

                      5. Build a Plant in France or neighboring country and Make all European cars there. (LHD for Australia and UK could be in either location)
                      He has stated that there would eventually be at least a kit assembly plant in UK at some point in the future.
                      A few companies in Europe could very well get in the same situation that we had with Nevada and four other states here in the US. They could very well loan Tesla a big chunk of change to get things rolling, or even as much as hand over a government owned property to set up manufacturing in.

                      6. Less likely but possible - Buy another empty plant and start making cars there IF capacity is reached in Fremont.
                      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_former_automotive_manufacturing_plants


                      China is a whole different ball game, which is for another discussion. But Hong Kong discussions have occurred.

                      While at MIT he was asked if everything would be made in the US, he had to dance around the question a bit, because Tesla is more of a multinational company than some would think, and you cannot offend potential future buyers or governments that might help in funding projects.

                      I wish I had bought stock when Tesla IPO'd . IF both are shown, this could turn into 1 Million orders quickly .

                      Otherwise Y-Not start being S3XY sooner rather than later. GM, Nissan, Porsche, VW,Ford, Faraday, BYD, Dyson, and others are coming to this party sooner rather than or later.....

                      If you think I'm dead wrong call me out....... If you think there is a chance I'm right, sticky/Pin this thread.
                      See you Sept 30, 2017!!!

                      Vote, Share, tweet, and let others know this poll and this forum are here.
                       
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