Originally Posted by Tomm14
60 000 orders in Europe in only 5 months
"Orders" usually refers to build order or the configuration of a given model (i.e. VW GTI) versus the next in line (VW Golf base model).
Such reports of "orders" by any manufacturer are suspect when it is implied that customers configured them.
Are these orders complete fabrication like the Tesla Model 3? Are they dealer inventory being pushed out as with the Chrysler 200 that were reported as orders to imply customers were teeming for the Fiatsler.
Orders can mean that a person went into a dealer and configured a car and then put it into the build order succession, but I find it impossible to believe that 60,000 individual people walked in to a Peugeot retailer and each configured a car.
Next question: What percent of sales is this 60,000 "order" business? If 60,000 is the number sold then this is referring to build order and not a stampede of customers.