Originally Posted by paranoidgarliclover
What's the point, aside from novelty,
Novelty sells and allows you to charge more for the same product - some customers are just seeking that and are willing to pay more so no wonder manufacturers are trying to milk it to the last drop till it lasts.
Take a look at Porsche - with Panamera you have a significant novelty surcharge for practical Sports Turismo version, whereas with Cayenne it's the other way around: practical version is the old regular one, so you pay more for the new Coupe version.
Is there any logic in that besides what is new(or rather perceived as customers as new) costs more? And it seems to work...