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    Hong Kong Model S Launch

    Invites have been going out to a Model S launch party in Hong Kong.

    Tuesday 11th December 2012, @Cyberport.

    I'll be going, and will try to post pictures here afterwards.

    They've got a left-hand drive display car here, and are starting something interesting with it real soon.
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    Last night, a Tesla sales called me to schedule a test drive. He asked me to pick a day starting December 12th. I reserved a Signature and my friends who reserved production haven't received calls yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by markwj View Post
    Invites have been going out to a Model S launch party in Hong Kong.

    Tuesday 11th December 2012, @Cyberport.

    I'll be going, and will try to post pictures here afterwards.

    They've got a left-hand drive display car here, and are starting something interesting with it real soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonywong View Post
    Last night, a Tesla sales called me to schedule a test drive. He asked me to pick a day starting December 12th. I reserved a Signature and my friends who reserved production haven't received calls yet.
    Well, I wasn't gonna say anything, as I didn't know if it is public yet, but I too got the call. Gonna get Amped on the 12th.

    Congrats to Tesla for managing to arrange this. Left hand drive cars supposedly cannot be registered in Hong Kong, but they have a special permit for a special test drive route. Only problem is that after having driven the car, I suspect that the wait for delivery will be even harder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markwj View Post
    Only problem is that after having driven the car, I suspect that the wait for delivery will be even harder.
    This is true.

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    Have fun! Weird though that we in NL didn't get test drives yet while we drive on the 'right' side of the road.

    Nevertheless, good to see Tesla make progress outside of the USA!


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    I hope they can release the price details on that day. I also want to know whether the recent price increase does affect Hong Kong market or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moarfish View Post
    I hope they can release the price details on that day. I also want to know whether the recent price increase does affect Hong Kong market or not.
    As a reservation holder, I got an eMail from Tesla saying:

    This is our first price increase since the announcement of Model S and it is very important that we implement this in a way that recognizes people like you, who already have a Model S reservation with us. For anyone who has or makes a reservation by end of day on December 31, we will be deducting an estimated 17,000HKD* from the final price of your Model S. In other words, you will not be affected by the price increase as long as you finalize your order within a reasonable, predefined timeframe.

    *Please note the discount amount is not yet finalized and is subject to change either up or down if currency exchange rates change significantly.
    HK$17,000 is a little under US$2,200.

    Very fair, and makes me feel good as an early reservation holder.

    Based on what I've heard, I'm guessing the orders for HK will start to be finalized late summer 2013, so pricing would have to be released before then. Again, based on Canada and what I've been told, I expect pricing for Hong Kong to be US x 7.8 + shipping + homologation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markwj View Post
    As a reservation holder, I got an eMail from Tesla saying:

    This is our first price increase since the announcement of Model S and it is very important that we implement this in a way that recognizes people like you, who already have a Model S reservation with us. For anyone who has or makes a reservation by end of day on December 31, we will be deducting an estimated 17,000HKD* from the final price of your Model S. In other words, you will not be affected by the price increase as long as you finalize your order within a reasonable, predefined timeframe.
    *Please note the discount amount is not yet finalized and is subject to change either up or down if currency exchange rates change significantly.

    HK$17,000 is a little under US$2,200.

    Very fair, and makes me feel good as an early reservation holder.

    Based on what I've heard, I'm guessing the orders for HK will start to be finalized late summer 2013, so pricing would have to be released before then. Again, based on Canada and what I've been told, I expect pricing for Hong Kong to be US x 7.8 + shipping + homologation.
    (I added some bold emphasis to the above quotes)

    I checked my emails, and found the following in a newsletter of 21 December 2012:

    There are 11 days left to place your reservation for the award winning Model S at current prices. Many of you have probably heard about our recent price increase that will go into effect on January 1, 2013. This price increase will not apply to anyone who has or makes a reservation by end of day on December 31, 2012... as long as they finalize their order within four weeks after receiving their "Invitation to Configure" when the time comes to build their Model S.
    Since the Model S wasn't priced in HK until last month, more than a year later than the deadline mentioned in December 2012, I wonder if the price on the quote is final, or will be reduced for those of us who paid the deposit before December 31st, 2012.

    Having checked emails, I can see that I ordered and paid 39,000 HKD on December 7th, 2012, where I got my RN, and the sequence number was received on December 14th (2012). I should qualify for a ~17,000 HKD discount, shouldn't I?

    What makes me uncertain is that since there was no price announced at 31/12-2012, there couldn't have been any price increase. The 579,000 base price is the only one we know.

    Having trusted Tesla Motors for 1 1/2 years now with my down payment, I think it's fair they stick to their word. I am happy they give me a cash back after I am done with the financing, then I will use that for seat covers and two dice to hang on the rear view mirror (NOT!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DITB View Post
    Since the Model S wasn't priced in HK until last month, more than a year later than the deadline mentioned in December 2012, I wonder if the price on the quote is final, or will be reduced for those of us who paid the deposit before December 31st, 2012.

    Having checked emails, I can see that I ordered and paid 39,000 HKD on December 7th, 2012, where I got my RN, and the sequence number was received on December 14th (2012). I should qualify for a ~17,000 HKD discount, shouldn't I?
    The eMail said anyone who has of makes a reservation before dec 31st 2012, so you should be eligible for the HKD17k deduction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DITB View Post
    What makes me uncertain is that since there was no price announced at 31/12-2012, there couldn't have been any price increase. The 579,000 base price is the only one we know.
    I would say the HK prices reflect the increase as its simply the US price (post increase) + US$3,500, and converted to HKD.
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