Possible Impacts to Delivery Times

Due to current world affairs, we are seeing an impact currently to the delivery times of our cars on order mainly due to the semiconductor shortage but the saddening situation in the Ukraine is also having an effect on vehicle production. Please see below our updates which we’ll keep updated as and when we receive information from the manufacturers. If we are made aware of any significant delays, we’ll contact any affected drivers separately to inform them of the impact.

To keep up to date with the delivery time of your car, please visit the My Car page on our site (under ‘My Account’) which is automatically updated as soon as the dealers provide us with any updated lead times.

Audi

The supply of critical components from their suppliers is severely restricted due to the situation in Ukraine. The models more negatively impacted are: Q4 e-tron, A4 / A5, A6 / A7, TT and Q7 / Q8 – Audi expect delays in delivery times in all these models of several weeks, and we’ll reflect this as much as possible in our systems. Models less impacted are: in particular A1, A3, Q2, e-tron, Q5 and A8.

In general Audi will also be affected by limited availability of V6 TDI engines, all PHEV models, and different options based on semiconductor limitations.

BMW/MINI

We’ve been advised by BMW/ Mini that each of their car options requires a separate wiring loom. The wiring looms for their Mini and ix were being produced in Ukraine and due to the current situation they have had to simplify the options and now only provide 2 alternative add on packs.

BMW have recently announced that a small number of standard options will now be removed as part of the standard specification, including Head up display; Heated steering wheel; Touch function for IDrive touch controller; Active cruise control and Driving assistant; Technology pack now cost options.

Ford

As a result of the conflict in Ukraine, the order bank for the Focus has been temporarily closed with immediate effect as a supplier of parts is unable to continue to supply the necessary parts. Due to the ongoing impact of the global semiconductor crisis, Ford are also temporarily closing the S-MAX & Galaxy FHEV order bank so no more orders can be taken until further notice.

Jaguar Land Rover

As a result of the conflict in Ukraine they are pausing the delivery of vehicles into the Russian market and continually monitoring the situation on behalf of their global customer base.

Kia

Due to the ongoing increase in raw material costs affecting all manufacturers, Kia have informed us that orders placed from 15th June 2022 may be subject to a price increase at any point up until delivery. We will advise of any new pricing, if applicable, when your vehicle is at UK port and ready to be Taxed and invoiced.

Mercedes-Benz

No indication of any direct influence from this currently but may be an impact in the future

Porsche

Porsche have informed us that they are suspending production on all their car builds as a lot of the components come out of the Ukraine. Although Porsche are still accepting orders, deliveries would likely be Q1 2023.

Suzuki

No indication of any direct influence from this currently but may be an impact in the future

Tesla

Due to ongoing COVID lockdown restrictions in Shanghai, Tesla have now informed us that they are experiencing delays in production and shipment for all models. This has resulted in extended lead-times.

Toyota

Toyota have stated that Toyota Ukraine stopped all activities as of 24 February and Toyota Motor Russia stopped production at its St-Petersburg plant on 4 March. and stopped imports of vehicles until further notice. Manufacturing and sales operations in the rest of Europe are not impacted. You can read their full statement here: https://media.toyota.co.uk/toyota-statement-on-russian-local-manufacturing-and-vehicle-imports/

Volvo

Although Volvo do not source any parts from the Ukraine or Russia, their logistics may be affected by finding alternative routes to transport certain models and therefore will impact the time taken to enter the UK.

Volkswagen Group (VW, Audi, SEAT, Cupra, Skoda)

There is some disruption to their supply chain from suppliers based in Ukraine. Their purchasing teams are working with maximum effort to find alternative supply lines for the critical components now in short supply.