Hey, 1st post ever !Sorry that I did not mention my unit is an European T6 recharge. Therefore yes, unfortunately few weeks after it’s been launched has been upgraded.
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I bet yours will have new battery, as website is already updated with new specs. Anyways u can always cancel your order and take the new one.Hey, 1st post ever !
I have an order placed end of July with delivery estimated early Jan. The dealer can't say if I'll have the new battery!!!!
Can I say it is worse than your case if I end up with the current battery?
Unfortunately I can't cancel because it is via the leasing company that my employer uses. It was ordered in July and they don't accept to change.I bet yours will have new battery, as website is already updated with new specs. Anyways u can always cancel your order and take the new one.
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I guess the bright side is that since it is a leased vehicle even if the new battery is not in it the commitment is of a shorter term and it would probably be easier to renegotiate a lease than to have to sell and repurchase to get what you want.Unfortunately I can't cancel because it is via the leasing company that my employer uses. It was ordered in July and they don't accept to change.
I crossed fingers, dealer said next week they will have the updated production plans and will be able to say if I am in or out...
That's a bit of a two sided sword. We get stuck with stuff too. Volvo pushed a 2019 V90CC on us at the end of the model year and then launched the 2020 models that had a lower price even with all rebates considered. We are the ones that will have some in stock units whet his change happens and have to try and get someone to buy the old versions, likely by giving up money. These change can cost dealers thousands of dollars too. Dealers need to move what's on the ground, not get pumped up for what's coming in the future. I always try to be honest about any future info I know if a customer asks, but I'd be out of a job if I told every prospect why they should wait until next year.... as next year is nearly always better (unless you want cargo covers). It's not uncommon for mid year changes either.Get used to it...technology is changing quicker than stuff wears out. Now if you're complaining the dealer should have alerted you to the upcoming upgrades...
Unless sales has a different information source than I have access to, we were just told of this 9/8 in the US.Get used to it...technology is changing quicker than stuff wears out. Now if you're complaining the dealer should have alerted you to the upcoming upgrades...
Lack of transparency but also I find it odd to upgrade a model that is few weeks in the market. I like continuous innovation, but that’s like applying agile development practices to car manufacturing.My point is this happens everywhere. What do you want, static technology or constant innovation? Or is your complaint the lack of transparency?
You can bet your bottom dollar that Volvo and their partners/suppliers are using Agile practices. I agree, it is tough on a customer to have a significant (in my view) upgrade come into production just weeks after the new model year is released. I would assume that they meant it to coincide with the model year, and missed it. Regardless, I think the industry has moved to more mid-year or real-time updates as general practice. I believe Tesla has always lived that way, putting manufacturing and software updates into production in real time, regardless of model year life cycle. Companies just need all production changes tracked, so when you supply your VIN to a parts supplier or service department, you get proper replacement parts for your individual car.I like continuous innovation, but that’s like applying agile development practices to car manufacturing.