Don wrote:If there is to be a new model introduced in the spring, the features on that model were likely set in stone a year or so ago . . . . no way anyone's opinion will make any changes in it now at this late date
Quite true. But since the notion was raised, can't hurt to note what they should
be doing - if only to keep score on how far off the mark they go. As for my suggestions, they assume that we are not
getting a new model, just bringing back the old one. Even so, the first three suggestions can certainly be done at short notice. If the 2014 doesn't get the 12A Level 1 and the heated passenger seat, they're being pretty silly. If they only offer CHAdeMO w/the Premium package, they're being pretty stupid.
As for interiors, I'm under no illusions - I'm sure we'll be getting same old, same old, though I'd note that they did remove the interior 360 view from the web site, so I'll pretend I find that encouraging. And I am quite sure that they have not
decided pricing yet - they obviously have to charge as little as they possibly can, but unless things have changed radically in the past six months, they are going to have to take a deep breath (and possibly some short term losses) if they actually want to move any product and/or hold on to some EV mind share. I still haven't figured out if they care about that - have you?