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Old 09-11-2019, 12:16 AM
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While not groundbreaking in terms of styling, but in terms to making EV's more accessible to the mass market it's a home run.
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Old 09-11-2019, 12:48 AM
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While not groundbreaking in terms of styling, but in terms to making EV's more accessible to the mass market it's a home run.
Not so fast. It's going to be 100% absent in a very large EV friendly market with plenty of people who can easily afford it. Selling it in the USA advantageously priced to the Model 3 and giving it a Hyundai warranty would have been a success move. My guess is that VW cannot price it effectively.
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Old 09-11-2019, 01:38 AM
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Not so fast. It's going to be 100% absent in a very large EV friendly market with plenty of people who can easily afford it. Selling it in the USA advantageously priced to the Model 3 and giving it a Hyundai warranty would have been a success move. My guess is that VW cannot price it effectively.
Given that the next Golf isnít coming here besides the GTI, they couldíve branded this as an e-Golf and taken out the Model 3 at its knees
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Old 09-11-2019, 03:46 AM
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Given that the next Golf isnít coming here besides the GTI, they couldíve branded this as an e-Golf and taken out the Model 3 at its knees
Once again VW shows its arrogance and ineptitude.
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:44 AM
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taken out the Model 3 at its knees
I don't know about that. Even if they're relatively similar cars, I think Tesla (at least in LA) has some weird mystique that makes it more desirable that a similarly priced car from a mainstream manufacturer. People move from the Prius to the Tesla 3. Those are people who are never, IMHO, going to consider a German car, even if the Tesla 3 isn't exactly, er, high quality. People who get Teslas are looking for status and look at a car as a gigantic smartphone (meaning that they'll forgive flaws that would be lethal to another car manufacturer to have the newest thing out there).

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Old 09-11-2019, 07:55 AM
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While not groundbreaking in terms of styling, but in terms to making EV's more accessible to the mass market it's a home run.
I'll wait for actual availability and final prices; VW has so far never been cheap, especially not once you start adding options to base models that most other cars have as standard...
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Old 09-13-2019, 12:46 PM
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Once again VW shows its arrogance and ineptitude.
Or you're just showing your bias.

VW have said that the US will be getting the crossover version, since Americans prefer them to hatchbacks. Obviously they're a business and they've decided to sell into a certain market the body shape they think will have the most success.
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Old 09-13-2019, 01:15 PM
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Or you're just showing your bias.

VW have said that the US will be getting the crossover version, since Americans prefer them to hatchbacks. Obviously they're a business and they've decided to sell into a certain market the body shape they think will have the most success.
And that is your bias. Everyone here expresses opinions. All opinions are biased. Thus, saying that my comment shows my bias is disingenuous on your part. I am not alone in saying that VW's vision for the North American market is inept. It's why they are an also-ran here rather than a brand that is taken seriously.
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