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Old 06-11-2016   #16
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Re: Don't expect leather

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UPDATE! I get another call today when they submitted the order for a second time without leather, and now the factory are saying that leather is available again!
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Was just having a nosey on Fiat UKs website & the Tipo configurator now has leather available on the Lounge trim level. It doesn't seem to be available on the lower trim levels, but this bodes well for BravoT150 & his Tipo order
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Was just having a nosey on Fiat UKs website & the Tipo configurator now has leather available on the Lounge trim level. It doesn't seem to be available on the lower trim levels, but this bodes well for BravoT150 & his Tipo order
That's great news! I've just tried it myself and it's finally appeared. Took their time with that though, didn't they?

There is no option for heated seats now, but the leather price is 750 which is the same as the "comfort pack" anyway which consists of heated + leather seats, which is what I ordered. The total price comes out exactly right, so we'll wait and see.

Still haven't heard back on a delivery date, though
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Not so, will find the passenger seat will often have an Occupant Position Sensor fitted to see if a passenger is seated, drivers won't. Height adjustment is often only on drivers seat also.

As such the front seats will be LHD and RHD specific.
Yeah but.. imagine the factory where the seats are made.

You have one style of cushion, a left and a right seat back, and LHD and RHD seat brackets/adjusters and sensors... and the seat covers which are (?) identical for LHD and RHD.

When you build a seat, you are not bringing in any new parts to make a leather RHD seat that you don't already have in the factory for making LHD seats or for "non-leather" RHD seats. The component list is not increased by including an option for leather RHD seats.




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Yeah but.. imagine the factory where the seats are made.

You have one style of cushion, a left and a right seat back, and LHD and RHD seat brackets/adjusters and sensors... and the seat covers which are (?) identical for LHD and RHD.

When you build a seat, you are not bringing in any new parts to make a leather RHD seat that you don't already have in the factory for making LHD seats or for "non-leather" RHD seats. The component list is not increased by including an option for leather RHD seats.




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You could argue that on a 3-dr car, where the front seats would need the levers to tilt them forward, though I realise that doesn't hold here as the Tipo is a 5-dr car.
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Re: Don't expect leather

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Yeah but.. imagine the factory where the seats are made.

You have one style of cushion, a left and a right seat back, and LHD and RHD seat brackets/adjusters and sensors... and the seat covers which are (?) identical for LHD and RHD.

When you build a seat, you are not bringing in any new parts to make a leather RHD seat that you don't already have in the factory for making LHD seats or for "non-leather" RHD seats. The component list is not increased by including an option for leather RHD seats.


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The seats will most probably be preassembled and put in 'whole' on the production line. As such their production elsewhere will result in more needing to be stored for the configuration you've mentioned being available in RHD as well as LHD - this results in additional costs, and one Fiat obviously have decided are not worthwhile.
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