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Re: 2018 launch Audi E-tron BESUV. Official thread?

Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:02 pm
by GRA
GCR:
2019 Audi E-Tron eligible for up to a $13,000 discount-if you first go to Costco
https://www.greencarreports.com/news/11 ... -to-costco


If you love the Audi E-Tron electric SUV but the premium price has kept you from going for one so far, a deal good through the end of March might just provide the new numbers to make it happen.

According to our partner site CarsDirect, which pronounces this the best deal on the 2019 Audi E-Tron since its arrival, you can now save as much as $13,000 off the sticker price. With the starting price (including the $995 destination charge) at $75,795, that makes the effective starting price with the deal just $62,795.

It’s not just a low price, either. CarsDirect points out that one of the discounts, a $3,000 “Marketing Allowance,” can be combined with 0.99% financing for 66 months.

For the E-Tron, 2019 actually still is the current model year. The 2020 Audi E-Tron is expected to carry over mostly unchanged but with slight range improvements.

The enabler of $2,000 of that is specifically Costco; the bulk retailer, which is one of few major retailers to have removed its electric-car chargers in the past decade, is offering a $2,000 discount to those who buy or lease an E-Tron through the Costco Auto Program. That requires a Costco membership, but they start at $60 and there really isn’t much additional outlay to qualify. . . .

Audi e-tron electric SUVs tell owners they need an oil change

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:38 am
by jlv
Sigh (insert Picard-Facepalm.GIF here).

Re: 2018 launch Audi E-tron BESUV. Official thread?

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:01 am
by LeftieBiker
They probably insist on $150 synthetic oil changes, too.

Re: 2018 launch Audi E-tron BESUV. Official thread?

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:12 pm
by cwerdna
Oddly, on cnbc.com, I received an ad on the right for 2019 e-tron. When I clicked on it, I was taken to a page on audioffers.com which comes up with a listing of 172 new e-trons. All of them are 2019 model year. And. from the location filter, the 172 covers all Bay Area dealers.

Isn't this a lot for new 2019 vehicles given that it's 2020 and around the time for 2021 vehicles to start showing up at dealers soon (for cars on a conventional model year schedule)?

https://www.audioffers.com/san-francisc ... oZip=95036 is an example (not my zip code) but includes the same results.

Re: 2018 launch Audi E-tron BESUV. Official thread?

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:00 pm
by WetEV
cwerdna wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:12 pm
Isn't this a lot for new 2019 vehicles given that it's 2020 and around the time for 2021 vehicles to start showing up at dealers soon (for cars on a conventional model year schedule)?
There is no 2020 eTron SUV. The 2019 year has been extended.

Re: 2018 launch Audi E-tron BESUV. Official thread?

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:14 pm
by cwerdna
WetEV wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:00 pm
cwerdna wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:12 pm
Isn't this a lot for new 2019 vehicles given that it's 2020 and around the time for 2021 vehicles to start showing up at dealers soon (for cars on a conventional model year schedule)?
There is no 2020 eTron SUV. The 2019 year has been extended.
Weird... Yeah... I noticed when I go to build at https://www.audiusa.com/models/audi-e-tron, it comes up with 2019.

Confusingly, there is a 2020 e-tron Sportback (https://www.audiusa.com/models/audi-e-tron-sportback).

I wonder if the 2019 extension causes further confusion and loses Audi some sales. Some people don't want to buy last year's model as new due to potential resale value hit.

Re: 2018 launch Audi E-tron BESUV. Official thread?

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:09 pm
by WetEV
cwerdna wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:14 pm
WetEV wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:00 pm
cwerdna wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:12 pm
Isn't this a lot for new 2019 vehicles given that it's 2020 and around the time for 2021 vehicles to start showing up at dealers soon (for cars on a conventional model year schedule)?
There is no 2020 eTron SUV. The 2019 year has been extended.
Weird... Yeah... I noticed when I go to build at https://www.audiusa.com/models/audi-e-tron, it comes up with 2019.

Confusingly, there is a 2020 e-tron Sportback (https://www.audiusa.com/models/audi-e-tron-sportback).

I wonder if the 2019 extension causes further confusion and loses Audi some sales. Some people don't want to buy last year's model as new due to potential resale value hit.
Originally there was to be both a Sportback and an updated SUV. For a while, both were in doubt. The Sportback came back.

E-tron sales are down 37% in the US, Audi in general is down 35%. I would guess the lack of a 2020 probably hurts. Europe is doing quite well, on the other hand.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/audi-e-tron-t ... 00701.html

Re: 2018 launch Audi E-tron BESUV. Official thread?

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:50 pm
by cwerdna
I actually saw an e-tron ad on TV earlier today on CNN. It was this one: https://www.ispot.tv/ad/nNKO/2019-audi- ... lectric-t1.
We see a brave space explorer getting ready to embark on a mission -- before this intrepid astronaut is revealed to be a little girl in a spacesuit, getting ready to go for a drive in her mom's Audi e-tron. Audi says the e-tron is the next frontier of electric vehicles and offers remote shopping, test-drive and delivery options.
I wonder if it was national or something injected only for my geographic area?

Re: 2018 launch Audi E-tron BESUV. Official thread?

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:15 pm
by DougWantsALeaf
What is the "dual charging port" option on the eTron? I was going through the website, and didn't understand what that meant.

Re: 2018 launch Audi E-tron BESUV. Official thread?

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:33 pm
by cwerdna
DougWantsALeaf wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:15 pm
What is the "dual charging port" option on the eTron? I was going through the website, and didn't understand what that meant.
Maybe
Charging, by the way, is ambidextrous on some e-trons. A standard left-side CCS port can be joined by a right-side, AC-only charge port, on cars equipped with the 22-kw home charging setup and its two on-board chargers.
from https://www.greencarreports.com/news/11 ... ectric-suv? I think that might be n/a on US e-trons.