An ApplianeAdvisor reader has suggested that Sub-Zero is in development of (2) ~$2000 dishwashers for launch Q1 or Q2 2016, and to be manufactured in Sub-Zero’s vacant Richmond, KY plant.
The dishwasher is said to take some of its “new” ideas from Bosch, and some from current distribution partner ASKO / Gorenje. The reader claims that the dishwasher will feature a stainless tub, stainless front, capacitive touch controls, an LED which projects the cycle time onto the floor, and a washing system benchmarked if not based on the ASKO.
We imagine that SZ will have their ducks lined up and saluting before production begins, but the way to confirm that is to see if SZ is developing the dishwasher in-house, or with significant outside assistance.
If the answer is Inside, they are screwed.
Though we CANNOT CONFIRM THIS story, it does have a strong ring of plausibility.
The reader did not provide any information as to if and how ASKO is participating in the project.