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When does the 2020 model year hit the street. What’s new.

Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:23 am

As per title. When does Nissan switch. July Aug?

What’ will be new for the Eplus. Place your wagers.
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Re: When does the 2020 model year hit the street. What’s new.

Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:17 am

They'll remove the center console flare (knee torturing device), and add active cooling. If they don't do the second one, they will be seen as insincere in furthering their support for the whole EV advancement and industry.

They also need to make battery packs that retrofit into older cars, at a much more reasonable price.
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Re: When does the 2020 model year hit the street. What’s new.

Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:02 am

retrodog wrote:They'll remove the center console flare (knee torturing device), and add active cooling. If they don't do the second one, they will be seen as insincere in furthering their support for the whole EV advancement and industry.

They also need to make battery packs that retrofit into older cars, at a much more reasonable price.


So that is your wish list, not what "will" happen....

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Re: When does the 2020 model year hit the street. What’s new.

Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:06 am

retrodog wrote:They'll remove the center console flare (knee torturing device), and add active cooling. If they don't do the second one, they will be seen as insincere in furthering their support for the whole EV advancement and industry.

They also need to make battery packs that retrofit into older cars, at a much more reasonable price.


I admire your optimism. Of all that, I think there is an outside chance they'll modify the console flare, in a less-than-satisfying way.
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Re: When does the 2020 model year hit the street. What’s new.

Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:48 am

I was thinking maybe more along the lines of more USB ports. Maybe offering coulis red again. Different rims.

Active cooling might be good for the brand but doesn’t do much for those of us in cooler climates. Adds more complexity etc.
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Re: When does the 2020 model year hit the street. What’s new.

Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:59 pm

webeleafowners wrote:As per title. When does Nissan switch. July Aug?

In the distant past for non-Leafs, the next model year vehicles would typically start showing up at dealers in late Aug or early Sept. This is for vehicles that aren't released out of cycle/on a weird date.

My former 04 Nissan 350Z was the first one my dealer "delivered". I picked it up new around Labor Day of 2003, on the day there was a massive grand opening sale at Fry's Electronics in Renton, WA. Line to get in went around the side of the building and I think even to the back. There were some great deals and they had surprisingly massive inventory of the cheap items.

I doubt there will be any significant changes and unlikely there'd be any sort of active cooling for the pack for MY 2020.

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Re: When does the 2020 model year hit the street. What’s new.

Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:07 pm

Active cooling might be good for the brand but doesn’t do much for those of us in cooler climates. Adds more complexity etc.


A good TMS will also increase range in frigid weather by heating the pack.
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Re: When does the 2020 model year hit the street. What’s new.

Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:46 pm

There was another thread speculating on the 2020 as well and nobody really knows.

My guess is that it won't come out for awhile - I have found no previews anywhere yet.
No news means is probably not close.

And the "plus" model for 2019 only hit stores a few months back didn't it? It seems to be it was late for the standard 2019 model year, so having the 2020 hit stores so soon would be odd.

My guess is Nov to December, maybe even later if there actually are changes.

2018 was the new model year so a mid cycle refresh would likely be 2021 depending on the cycle Nissan follows?
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Re: When does the 2020 model year hit the street. What’s new.

Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:23 pm

danrjones wrote:There was another thread speculating on the 2020 as well and nobody really knows.

My guess is that it won't come out for awhile - I have found no previews anywhere yet.
No news means is probably not close.

And the "plus" model for 2019 only hit stores a few months back didn't it? It seems to be it was late for the standard 2019 model year, so having the 2020 hit stores so soon would be odd.

My guess is Nov to December, maybe even later if there actually are changes.

2018 was the new model year so a mid cycle refresh would likely be 2021 depending on the cycle Nissan follows?


Guess we’ll have to wait and see. We ordered an SL Eplus. Won’t arrive till the new year apparently. Should be interesting.
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Re: When does the 2020 model year hit the street. What’s new.

Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:10 pm

So January then?

How do they order a model that hasn't had prices and options announced?
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