Buying a new car is a difficult business these days.
Even once you’ve decided which one you want, the global supply chain problem and shortage of semiconductors means automakers are struggling to build them.
MotorEasy crunched the numbers and figured out how long you’ll have to wait for a car if you order it today.
If you’re in a hurry, your best bet is a Nissan Qashqai, which has the shortest lead time of any new petrol or diesel car at 13 weeks.
The next faster models, the VW T-Roc and BMW 3 Series, are scheduled to hit the market in about three months
Meanwhile, the longest wait is for a Volvo XC40, which currently takes a year to appear in buyers’ driveways.
The next longest wait is for an Audi A3, for which you will wait 39 weeks. A Toyota Yaris needs 32 weeks and a Mini Cooper 28 weeks to get sick.
MotorEasy has also released waiting times specifically for electric vehicles, as more people than ever are considering one after rising fuel costs.
The Hyundai Ioniq has the shortest lead time of any electric vehicle – you only have to wait 13 weeks for one to arrive.
The Volvo XC40 It once again has the longest delivery time as it can also be bought as an all-electric model.
However, the luxurious Audi e-tron matches those waiting and the ID.3 is not far behind with a waiting time of 41 weeks.
MotorEasy CEO Duncan McClure-Fisher said: “The waiting list for cars is at an all-time high.
“With delays caused by the ongoing global pandemic and staff shortages, semiconductor shortages and now the crisis in Ukraine, people are waiting longer and longer for new vehicles to hit the road.
“Drivers can save themselves the wait by opting to lease, buy a used vehicle, or even keep their current vehicle until the chip shortage improves in 2023.”
https://www.thesun.ie/motors/8718024/have-to-wait-a-year-for-your-new-car/ Why you might have to wait a YEAR for your new car