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that's an interesting point in terms of carbon offset .Still no word from the dealer on the order status of the IPace today so at 5.30 curiosity got the better of me.
I called the saleswoman and asked them for an update. The car wasn’t showing as built on the systems but it wasn’t showing as not built and the delivery date to the dealer hasn’t changed.
She explained that JLR are focussing on the IPace as they’re using it to offset the carbon emission from the bigger vehicles with it being their only EV and she advised that she’d be surprised if it hadn’t been built going on what she’s seen to date.
I asked her whilst I was on the phone about the presentation box for the keys at handover. Apparently because it’s been ordered through Drive the Deal there is zero margin in it for the dealers and the presentation boxes are around £25. I’ve told her that I’ll pay for the presentation box so that they can be given it at handover with the keys in it. The last car they bought new was their Range Rover in 2012 which they‘ve still got along with the little bits and pieces they were given at handover so it’ll be nice for them to get something with the IPace. It’s probably daft but in my mind it’s a nice touch and a nice thing to have.
I also asked her about having them leave it as it is when it arrives and not washing/valeting it as it’ll be going in to get coated when it gets home. She mentioned that if we do that it’ll likely have sticker marks on it and it could be pretty dirty as it’ll be going through the docks in Austria and in the UK. I’m thinking that they can’t do much damage doing the first wash on it as picking up a filthy car with sticker marks on it and that’s filthy won’t be as nice as collecting a brand new shiny car. It’s silver too which is a fairly forgiving colour so fingers crossed.
what I don't understand is how they cannot find the car in terms of built, not built, work in progress.
the presentation box is a nice touch tbh.
with the Velar ( which wasn't brand new) we went through a full unveiling .
hope you get the motor ASAP