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Anyone in my boat? Had a p400 on order and got delayed to MY22 meaning a price increase.

But I've also noticed on the configurator now that electronic air suspension is a £1,000 optional extra which if I didn't have would have received the vehicle with a coil one.

Livid with their whole handling of this and this type of
Sneaky shit. No way I will be ordering a car from them now. Thieves
 

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Just went through and did a very quick comparison, and i'm sure there's things I've missed. But the below features were included as STANDARD previously with the R-DYNAMIC SEP400 AWD AUTOMATIC MHEV and are now optional extras:

Headlight power wash - £210
Meridian 3D surroud sound system - £630
Electronic Air Suspension - £1,165
3D Surround Camera - £630

So let me get this straight: JLR delay orders continually and offer no price protection on already placed orders, increase the MY22 prices (I am semi understanding to this point), but then on top of those increases expect you to pay thousands of pounds extra for previous features you were going to have as standard?!

Get to ****.

Is it only me irked about this or has nobody noticed till now?!
 

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If they are confident that someone will come along and take that allocation at a higher margin then they'll sit back. It may go to someone who has dropped out of a BMW/MB/Audi deal for similar reasons.
Of course the dealership should be customer focussed and get you to a win/win on where JLR have left you. I hope they do that.
 

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Did you check the option prices against the 'packs'. On my order they have removed packs and listed some of the options separately. Did not increase overall price though. Ordered May and build date 31/10
 

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So, I was re-quoted by the lease company with the same paid options and the price increase over the three years was around £800 which was acceptable. I assume that was just a general increase due to the chip shortages, price of metals increasing, etc.

Its just that as I said the MY22 vehicles now seem to have removed a lot of the standard features I would have previously expected, so if I wouldn't have noticed that then I am assuming I would have got a '22 Velar without Headlight power wash, Electronic air suspension, 3D Meridian sound pack, etc.

I emailed my contact this morning and he was completely unaware of this and had not been informed of any changes to the cars from the dealer. He is going to contact them and come back to me. I will post that in here for everyone.
 

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I am still annoyed that they removed steering assist, despite it being in the current brochure when I ordered. Seems it was only omitted for a few months
 

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Wivenhoe said:
I am still annoyed that they removed steering assist, despite it being in the current brochure when I ordered. Seems it was only omitted for a few months
It was a very strange maneuver. No explanation whatsoever. Thought perhaps they had too many complaints, so pulled it to work on the system until it was improved, but pure speculation.
 

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Sorry Velar84 - I wasn't aware you had ordered through an intermediary (lease company). My experience (a good one) was direct with Land Rover dealer.
 

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I ordered my Velar back in June and my dealer stated today that he still expects a mid-October delivery. Anyway, he also confirmed that my car will come with everything set out in my Vista Sheet that I got as part of Update 1 or 2.

I specifically asked him to confirm that the 3D Camera and 3D Meridian system that is/was a standard feature on my ordered P400e RD SE will be fitted and at no extra cost. He confirmed that as being correct and only new and recent orders that will get MY22 cars will see all this additions/deletions to the standard specification list.

I only spec'd the White Velar with Black Pack, Black Roof, Sliding Panoramic Roof, Privacy Glass, 21" Wheels and Configurable Dynamics so maybe that has ensured a 'speedy' build date?!?

I hope he is correct otherwise I'm not sure I will complete the purchase.
 

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It's the extra tech elements that require the semi-conductor micro chips that are causing the problem. So hopefully your build will go through okay.
 

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I've been following this post with interest as I'm now 5 months (order was placed in March 21) and 5 revised "Vista" build dates into my Velar saga. I've been informed once again today by my dealership, that the build date has been amended from next Friday (27th August) to 10th September. Picking up on DonSimondo's post above, this appears a carbon copy of what my dealer is stating although I'm losing trust in the whole channel of communication from JLR to the dealer network to the customer and can see that I'm not alone from reading the certain other forum posts. The biggest sticking point from my perspective has been the lack of any proactive or timely communication/update from JLR/dealer side throughout the last 5 months. Specifically grating is the fact that 3 times now I've had to chase an update on the confirmed build date 1 week before the designated Vista production slot to be told that dates have slipped yet again.

Looking for some positives I will say that this is a great forum and community that has been hugely useful to me when deciding on spec and searching for current updates/developments .

The Spec of the car I'm awaiting is a Firenze Red P400e R-Dynamic HSE with options including: Black Pack, Black Roof, Front Fog Lights, Fixed Panoramic Roof, Oyster/Ebony Interior, Meridian Signature Reference Audio, HUD, Dynamic Handling Pack, Convenience Pack, Premium Interior Upgrade Pack, Hot Climate Pack, Privacy Glass.
 

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Chris82 - Are you still expecting HUD? Everyone (including me) that I have heard has said HUD has gone not only for remainder of MY21 but BBC also MY22.

Pretty much same across other brands too though!
 

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Chris82 - Are you still expecting HUD? Everyone (including me) that I have heard has said HUD has gone not only for remainder of MY21 but BBC also MY22.

Pretty much same across other brands too though!
I called out the HUD removal forum posts to my dealer (Stratstone) 3 weeks ago and was informed that there has been no change to my order (other than the continuously pushed back build date).

I also received an updated Vista form that shows HUD is still in place. Agree though that it does seem strange that everybody else has been told otherwise, I'm not holding out much hope tbh.

I'm due another update next week so will update if things change.
 

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I asked the same specific question based on everybody else's issues with HUD but got told my order wasn't affected by this and HUD is still on it. Not sure really, I've got a good relationship with the dealer as he's a friend of a friend but he's gone quiet this week! So I'll have to see
 

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Fingers crossed for you. It maybe they allocated what hud units they had based on order date? My order wasn't until mid May.
 

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After reading this, I contacted my dealer.
March order, build still unslotted. They confirmed it will be a MY22. They will make sure all options will be copied over at no price increase.
The sole option that could be an issue is the 3D camera…
 
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