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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Production On Hold?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:10 pm 
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Just heard from my dealership..... well- it isn't any substantial news but at least it is a heads up: " there will be a corporate announcement within a week or so to clarify and to outline ETAs." So, we will see what the scoop is- hopefully!!

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Production On Hold?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:52 am 
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I just received an update that the production date has been delayed until October for the 2018 model year A3 Sportback e-tron.

All of the existing sold orders that are already allocated will be scheduled into production, but, they do not expect to allocate additional production spaces for arrival this calendar year.

It sounds like the car will not arrive in Canada until November/December

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Production On Hold?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:32 am 
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Had the same update "Distribution is unable to give us an exact production date as they are prioritizing sold units over stock units for production slots. There are currently over 100 sold units that are affected. They are telling us that they will be able to give us an eta in September."

Soooo... We put the deposit in on for the 2018 May 11th according to the dealer its about 3 months from manufacture day to get to Canada.
I'm inclined to think that it will be closer to end of January for me to have the keys in my hand.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Production On Hold?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:44 pm 
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mustgofaster wrote:
I just received an update that the production date has been delayed until October for the 2018 model year A3 Sportback e-tron.


If this is true, then they are crazy. I ordered my e-tron in March (then a 2017 model) and have been patiently waiting for an August delivery, but now have no confidence that my car will arrive this year (if at all). I'll wait and see what my dealership says, but this does not sound good at all.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Production On Hold?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:08 am 
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FWIW I ordered my 2017 in June 2016. We rolled off the lot together Dec 2016, 6 months and a day later. This is in Canada.
Don't buy this car if you have a tight timeline, unless you are lucky enough to find a cancelled order that fits your needs.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Production On Hold?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:56 pm 
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My Canadian dealership confirmed that production is delayed until October for the first orders made in 2017. Any new orders will only be produced in early 2018.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Production On Hold?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:32 am 
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Announcement to the dealer has come through ...

“Dear Colleagues,
Please be advised that the 2018MY A3 Sportback e-tron is delayed. Start of production is currently pushed to mid-October 2017.

We understand that demand is high for this model and that dealer pipelines are mostly sold. We are continuing to work with Audi AG to prioritize Canadian production. This unforeseen situation affects the entire line up, including Progressiv and Technik trims.

Furthermore, due to this delay, all sold orders already allocated will be scheduled into production, but we do not expect to allocate new production spaces for arrival this year.
We apologize for the inconvenience this situation is causing.”

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Production On Hold?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:33 am 
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audi is not stupid, why would they market a car for 2018 that gets only 16 miles plug in when they got stuck with all the 2017 models.they cant compete with the other ev,s that get a little more range that are coming out. They know electric is going to to change the industry quickly so there in a bind. do we offer a car with a range of 100 to 200 ml plug in and risk our i.c.e. vehicle sales or cut our loses like Volvo and not offer combustion after 2019. big oil is keeping gas prices low so they can ride out that wave. Think about it if gas was 4.00$ they would announce the new estimated miles per charge, and start killing it with sales for ev,s. ROCK AND A HARD PLACE


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Production On Hold?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:53 pm 
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hangtime10 wrote:
Maybe it'll be significant update or in Audi-speak a "new version" when you get delivery.
Keeping fingers crossed that the battery will be bigger and you'll have more AER available.

That's there only solution offer an upgrade even if you have to pay a few thousand more for a bigger battery


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Production On Hold?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:49 pm 
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I ordered my 2018 model in July. The dealer tells me that my delivery date has been pushed back from October until March. Build date is 3rd week of January. Perhaps Audi is waiting to see if the US tax "reform" effort ends up continuing the current government's direction of attacking the environment and helping big carbon. Without that tax credit, the production rates would definitely need to be adjusted.


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