Trey
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2015 FFE Changes

Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:43 am

Well, I took delivery of my 2015 last night. Since there have been conflicting reports of what would be different on the 2015, I can share my initial observations. I will provide some pictures of my "Magnetic" FFE with leather and power seats if desired.

What did change:
1. The taillights
2. The back hatch has some cosmetic changes (I like the 2014 better)
3. The interior has some cosmetic changes
4. The reflectors in the back bumper are larger

What did not change (and was in many pictures posted):
1. The black skirt at the bottom still exists. It was not painted to match the body color.
2. The grill is still the same. It was not painted black.
3. The B and C pillars are still gloss. They are not flat black as a 2015 picture had shown.

That is all so far but I should actually see it in the light today which will be good. If anyone wants a picture of something in particular to compare, let me know. I am also very curious as to what I missed.

Trey
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Steve0512
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Re: 2015 FFE Changes

Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:15 am

:| {Seething with envy}
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Trey
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Re: 2015 FFE Changes

Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:52 am

Here is a picture that reflects what the rumors were. Unless there is a midyear refresh, this picture reflects the three changes I mentioned above that were NOT included.

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Trey
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Re: 2015 FFE Changes

Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:11 am

This matches was I received last night as a 2015.

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hybridbear
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Re: 2015 FFE Changes

Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:34 am

Pictures are always fun! What interior cosmetic changes are there? Did the 2015 bring back rain sensing wipers? HomeLink? Auto-dimming rear view mirror?
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Re: 2015 FFE Changes

Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:08 am

Does the side window glass seem extra thick? Or does it seem like regular glass? And if we could get a picture of the console between the seats to see the new cup holder and parking brake placement would be a bonus.
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Re: 2015 FFE Changes

Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:15 am

hybridbear wrote:Pictures are always fun! What interior cosmetic changes are there? Did the 2015 bring back rain sensing wipers? HomeLink? Auto-dimming rear view mirror?
The picture I posted below matches my 2015 exactly. I have had it less than 24 hours, but here are some differences I can see so far:
1. The emergency brake seems to be pushed farther down between the seats
2. The heated seat controls are relocated to be in with the climate control (harder to find). Same can be said for the defrosters.
3. The gloss black section around the volume button is all. The vents, gear selector, and climate control are flat black
4. The power door locks are on the doors, relocated from the center next to the hazards
5. The display for the climate control seems to be changed a bit

That is about all I can see at this point. Compared to a 2014, there is still no Homelink or an auto-dimming rearview mirror. I have not tried the wipers yet but I d not anticipate rain sensing ones were added. I will keep looking for differences while I spend a bit more time behind the wheel.

Trey

Sorry for the image size...
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hybridbear
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Re: 2015 FFE Changes

Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:31 am

Same steering wheel, headlight controls & power window buttons.

The new seat heater button design with electric buttons instead of physical dials means that it will be possible to have heated seats come on during remote start. Does the 2015 menu settings for remote start include an option for heated seats during remote start?

Is there a USB port right by the 12V outlet? That would be pretty neat, assuming they didn't eliminate the 2 USB ports inside the console.

Is there a storage cubby right under the HVAC controls? That's something we don't have which would be nice.

I would like to see a picture of the cup holders & parking brake location.
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Trey
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Re: 2015 FFE Changes

Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:53 am

hybridbear wrote:Same steering wheel, headlight controls & power window buttons.

The new seat heater button design with electric buttons instead of physical dials means that it will be possible to have heated seats come on during remote start. Does the 2015 menu settings for remote start include an option for heated seats during remote start?

Is there a USB port right by the 12V outlet? That would be pretty neat, assuming they didn't eliminate the 2 USB ports inside the console.

Is there a storage cubby right under the HVAC controls? That's something we don't have which would be nice.

I would like to see a picture of the cup holders & parking brake location.
I will take a picture of the cup holders and e-brake tonight.

There is a USP port under the climate control just a bit higher than the 12V. There is only one in the console so if you have two, this was merely relocated. There is a little storage cubby right under the climate control. It is pretty good for a phone as long as you don't have a monster Galaxy Note.

I will check the menu settings for remote start. When I was playing around I did not notice something for the heated seats but I was not looking.
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hybridbear
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Re: 2015 FFE Changes

Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:20 am

Trey wrote:
hybridbear wrote:Same steering wheel, headlight controls & power window buttons.

The new seat heater button design with electric buttons instead of physical dials means that it will be possible to have heated seats come on during remote start. Does the 2015 menu settings for remote start include an option for heated seats during remote start?

Is there a USB port right by the 12V outlet? That would be pretty neat, assuming they didn't eliminate the 2 USB ports inside the console.

Is there a storage cubby right under the HVAC controls? That's something we don't have which would be nice.

I would like to see a picture of the cup holders & parking brake location.
I will take a picture of the cup holders and e-brake tonight.

There is a USB port under the climate control just a bit higher than the 12V. There is only one in the console so if you have two, this was merely relocated. There is a little storage cubby right under the climate control. It is pretty good for a phone as long as you don't have a monster Galaxy Note.

I will check the menu settings for remote start. When I was playing around I did not notice something for the heated seats but I was not looking.
Thanks. I would find that both nice and annoying to have one USB in the console and one outside it. We usually keep an old iPod connected inside the console and often plug in our phone while driving to the other USB. It's often nice to just stick the phone completely inside the console while it's charging. With one port outside & one inside you'd have to keep the phone outside the console.

It would be awesome if you can have your heated seats come on during a remote start. I love getting into the Energi and sitting down on a warm seat from remote starting the car.
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