DaveinOlyWA wrote:Unless Nissan changes their plans, Gen II will only be announced this year with a roll out late Q1 of 2018
The difference between December 31 (end of this year) and January 1 (beginning of Q1 next year) is fairly subtle
. And it seems likely to me that a detailed announcement of Gen2 with date certain for delivery will, in itself, be a downer for sales of remaining Gen1 and pricing of used vehicles.
Ok, I will be clearer. For most of the early areas, they are not expected on the lots till March. The statement by Nissan that they will be available "as early as late December" is basically another way of saying we will issue a handful of early publicity deliveries to generate excitement....
Should Nissan stop dicking around and move that timetable up? Well that is an obvious answer but will they? They should have released it in September but instead all we are getting is an announcement. So Nissan went from the expectation they would be first with the next gen but with slightly less range because of the earlier entry to being last and still with the less range.
Pretty obvious that the delay is due to switch over in battery suppliers.
2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 19,653 mi, 93.47% SOH
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