New Car Delivery Times

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New car buyers are often shocked when they find out just how long they have to wait for a car built to their custom specification..

Many car manufacturers have been hit hard by a shortage in semiconductor chips in recent months, resulting in longer wait times for new models.

We’ve put together a list of the most popular cars, showing the current waiting times factory order cars, to provide this information upfront and earlier on in the car buying process.

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New Car Delivery Times By Brand

Model Wait time (months) Stock cars available Alternative
Audi TT 4 Yes

BMW 2 Series

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Audi A1 Sportback 7 Yes

MINI Hatch

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Audi A3 7 Yes

BMW 1 Series

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Audi A3 Saloon 7 Yes

Mercedes A Class Saloon

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Audi A4 4 Yes

BMW 3 Series

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Audi A4 Avant

7 Yes

Skoda Octavia

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Audi A5

4 Yes Mercedes CLE

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Audi A6

6 Yes BMW 5 Series

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Audi A6 Avant

6 Yes Volkswagen Passat

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Audi A7 Sportback

6 Yes BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe

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Audi e-tron GT

7 Yes Porsche Taycan

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Audi Q2

4 Yes Mercedes GLA

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Audi Q3

6 Yes Volkswagen T-Roc

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Audi Q3 Sportback

6 Yes BMW X2

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Audi Q4 e-tron

13 Yes Mercedes EQA

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Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback

13 Yes BMW iX2

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Audi Q5

5 Yes Volkswagen Tiguan

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Audi Q5 Sportback

5 Yes BMW X4

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Audi Q7

6 Yes Volkswagen Touareg

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Audi Q8

6 Yes BMW X6

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Audi RS Q8

7 Yes Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S

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Audi RS4 Avant 6 Yes BMW M3 Touring

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Audi RS5 4 Yes BMW M4

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Audi RS5 Sportback 4 Yes Alfa Romeo Giulia QV

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Audi RS6 Avant 7 Yes Mercedes-AMG E63 S

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Audi RS7 Sportback 4 Yes BMW M8 Competition

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Audi S3 7 Yes Volkswagen Golf R

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Audi S6 6 Yes Mercedes E-Class

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Audi S7 Sportback 4 Yes Volkswagen Arteon R

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Audi SQ2

4 No BMW X1 M35i

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Audi SQ7

7 Yes Volkswagen Touareg R

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Audi SQ8

10 Yes BMW X6

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Model Wait time (months) Stock cars available Alternative
Abarth 595 4 Yes

MINI Hatch

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Abarth 595C 4 Yes

MINI Hatch

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Abarth 695 4 Yes

MINI Hatch

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Abarth 695C 4 Yes

MINI Hatch

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Abarth 500e 4 Yes

MINI Electric

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Abarth 500e Convertible 4 Yes

MINI Electric

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Model Wait time (months) Stock cars available Alternative
BMW 1 Series Yes  Volkswagen Golf

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BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Yes  Mercedes B Class

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BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe Yes  Audi A3 Saloon
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BMW 3 Series Yes   Alfa Romeo Giulia

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BMW 3 Series Touring Yes  Audi A4 Avant

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BMW 4 Series Yes  Mercedes CLE

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BMW 4 Series Convertible Yes  Lexus LC Convertible

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BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe 8 Yes  Volkswagen Arteon

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BMW 5 Series Yes  Mercedes E-Class

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BMW 7 Series Yes  Genesis G80

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BMW 8 Series Yes  Lexus LC

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BMW 8 Series Convertible Yes  Bentley Continental GT
BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe Yes   Audi A7 Sportback

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BMW Z4 Yes  Porsche 718 Boxster

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BMW i4  9 Yes  Tesla Model 3

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BMW i5 Yes  Mercedes EQE

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BMW i7 11  Yes  Mercedes EQS

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BMW iX Yes  Audi Q8 e-tron

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BMW iX1 14  Yes  Mercedes EQA

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BMW iX3 Yes  Skoda Enyaq

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BMW M135i  Yes  Volkswagen Golf GTI

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BMW M2  Yes  Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S

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BMW M240i  10  Yes  Porsche 718 Cayman

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BMW M3  Yes  Alfa Romeo Giulia QV

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BMW M3 Touring  Yes  Audi RS4 Avant

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BMW M4 Convertible  Yes  Mercedes-AMG CLE Convertible
BMW M4  Yes  Audi RS5

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BMW M5  No  Maserati Ghibli

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BMW M8  No   Lexus LC500

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BMW M8 Convertible   8 No  Jaguar F-Type Convertible

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BMW M8 Gran Coupe 8 No  Audi RS7 Sportback

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BMW X1 8 Yes  Mercedes GLA

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BMW X2 5 No  Cupra Formentor

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BMW X3 5 Yes  Audi Q3

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BMW X3 M 12 Yes  Audi RS Q3

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BMW X4 9 Yes   Audi Q3 Sportback

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BMW X4 M 8 No  Audi RS Q3 Sportback

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BMW X5 8 Yes   Mercedes GLC

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BMW X5 M 8 No  Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S

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BMW X6 6 Yes  Mercedes GLC Coupe

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BMW X6 M 8 Yes  Mercedes-AMG GLC Coupe 

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BMW X7 8 Yes  Audi Q7

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BMW X7 M60i 8 No  Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S

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BMW XM Yes  Porsche Cayenne

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Model Wait time (months) Stock cars available Alternative
Alfa Romeo Giulia 4 Yes

Audi A4

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Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio 4 Yes

BMW M3

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Alfa Romeo Stelvio 5 Yes

Mercedes GLC

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Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio 5 Yes

BMW X3 M

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Alfa Romeo Tonale 5 Yes

Kia Sportage

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Model Wait time (months) Stock cars available Alternative
Citroen Berlingo

4

Yes

Ford Tourneo Connect

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Citroen C3 4 Yes

Dacia Sandero

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Citroen C3 Aircross 4 Yes

Nissan Juke

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Citroen C4 4 Yes

Vauxhall Astra

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Citroen C5 Aircross 5 Yes

Kia Sportage

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Citroen C5 X 6 Yes

Cupra Formentor

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Citroen e-Berlingo 4 Yes

Peugeot e-Rifter

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Citroen e-C4 4 Yes

Peugeot e-308

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Citroen e-C4 X 4 Yes

Renault Megane E-Tech

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Citroen e-Spacetourer 2 Yes

Volkswagen ID Buzz

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Model Wait time (months) Stock cars available Alternative
Cupra Born 5 Yes

Volkswagen ID3

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Cupra Ateca 5 Yes

BMW X3 

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Cupra Leon 6 Yes

Audi S3

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Cupra Leon Estate 6 Yes

Volkswagen Golf R Estate

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Cupra Formentor 6 Yes

BMW X2

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Model Wait time (months) Stock cars available Alternative
Dacia Duster - Yes

MG HS

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Dacia Jogger 4 Yes

Citroen Berlingo

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Dacia Sandero 3 Yes

Skoda Fabia

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Dacia Sandero Stepway 3 Yes

Volkswagen T-Cross

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Model Wait time (months) Stock cars available Alternative
DS 3 E-Tense

3

Yes

Peugeot e-2008

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DS 7 4 No

Vauxhall Grandland

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DS 7 E-Tense 3 Yes

Kia Sportage

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DS 3 3 Yes

Nissan Juke

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DS 4 3 Yes

BMW 1 Series

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DS 9 3 Yes

Audi A6

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Model Wait time (months) Stock cars available Alternative
Fiat 500 4 Yes

Kia Picanto

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Fiat 500e

5 Yes

Honda e

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Fiat 500e Convertible 5 Yes

Mini Electric

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Fiat 500c 4 Yes

Mini Convertible

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Fiat 500x 5 Yes

Seat Arona

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Fiat 500 X Dolcevita 5 Yes

Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet

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Fiat 600e 6 No

Jeep Avenger

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Fiat Panda 5 No

Hyundai i10

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Model Wait time (months) Stock cars available Alternative
Jaguar E-Pace 12 Yes  Audi Q3

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Jaguar F-Pace 9 Yes BMW X5

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Jaguar i-Pace 6 Yes  Ford Mustang Mach-E

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Jaguar XE 9 Yes  BMW 3 Series

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Jaguar XF 6 Yes  Mercedes E-Class

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Model Wait time (months) Stock cars available Alternative
Jeep Renegade 4 Yes

Skoda Kamiq

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Jeep Wrangler 4 Yes

Land Rover Defender

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Jeep Avenger EV 7 Yes

Vauxhall Mokka Electric

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Jeep Avenger 4 Yes

Peugeot 2008

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Jeep Compass 5 Yes

Peugeot 3008

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Model Wait time (months) Stock cars available Alternative
Lexus LC 8 Yes Mercedes CLE

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Lexus LS 8 No Audi A8

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Lexus RC-F 10 No  BMW M4

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Lexus ES 8 Yes  Mercedes E-Class

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Lexus LC Convertible 12 Yes  BMW 4 Series Convertible

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Lexus NX 12 Yes  Volkswagen Tiguan

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Lexus RX 5 Yes  Audi Q7

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Lexus UX 8 Yes  Volvo XC40

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Model Wait time (months) Stock cars available Alternative
MG 3 5 Yes

Suzuki Swift

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MG 4 4 Yes

Volkswagen ID3

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MG 5 4 Yes

Vauxhall Astra Electric

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MG HS 2 Yes

Kia Sportage

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MG ZS 5 Yes

Dacia Duster

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MG ZS EV 10 Yes

Mazda MX-30

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Model Wait time (months) Stock cars available Alternative
Mini 3 Door Hatch 5 Yes

Audi A1

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Mini 5 Door Hatch 5 Yes

Peugeot 208

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Mini Countryman 5 Yes

Audi Q2

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Mini Clubman 5 Yes

Volvo XC40

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Mini Electric 8 Yes

Fiat 500 Electric

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Model Wait time (months) Stock cars available Alternative
Nissan Ariya  5 Yes 

 Skoda Enyaq

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Nissan Juke Yes 

Vauxhall Mokka 

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Nissan Leaf Yes 

Peugeot e-308

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Nissan Qashqai Yes 

Kia Sportage

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Nissan Qashqai e-Power  Yes 

Hyundai Tucson

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Nissan X Trail  Yes 

Skoda Kodiaq

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Nissan X Trail e-Power Yes 

Kia Sorento

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Model Wait time (months) Stock cars available Alternative
Renault Austral - Yes

 Kia Sportage

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Renault Arkana 3 Yes

Citroen C5 X

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Renault Captur 3 Yes

Nissan Juke

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Renault Clio 3 Yes

Skoda Fabia

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Renault Zoe 3 Yes

Peugeot e-208

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Renault Megane E-Tech 2 Yes

Cupra Born

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Model Wait time (months) Stock cars available Alternative
Seat Arona 6 Yes

Skoda Kamiq

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Seat Ateca 6 Yes

Volkswagen Tiguan

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Seat Ibiza 6 Yes

Renault Clio

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Seat Leon ST 10 No

Toyota Corolla Touring Sports

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Seat Tarraco 12 Yes

Skoda Kodiaq

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Model Wait time (months) Stock cars available Alternative
Skoda Enyaq 12 Yes

Volkswagen ID4

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Skoda Enyaq vRS 12 No

Ford Mustang Mach-E

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Skoda Enyaq Coupe 10 No

Volkswagen ID5

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Skoda Enyaq Coupe vRS 10 Yes

Kia EV6

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Skoda Fabia 4  Yes

Vauxhall Corsa

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Skoda Karoq 9  Yes

Kia Niro

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Skoda Kodiaq 12  Yes

Hyundai Santa Fe

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Skoda Octavia Estate 8  Yes

Volkswagen Passat

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Skoda Octavia vRS 8  Yes

 Volkswagen Golf GTI

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Skoda Octavia vRS Estate 8  Yes

 Cupra Leon Estate

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Skoda Octavia 10  Yes

Ford Focus

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Skoda Superb 8  Yes

BMW 3 Series Touring

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Skoda Scala 8  Yes

Kia Proceed

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Model Wait time (months) Stock cars available Alternative
Subaru Outback 1 Yes

Volkswagen Tiguan

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Subaru Forester 1 Yes

Toyota RAV4

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Subaru Impreza 1 No

Skoda Octavia

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Subaru XV 1 Yes

Nissan Qashqai

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Subaru Solterra 1 Yes

Toyota bZ4X

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Model Wait time (months) Stock cars available Alternative
Tesla Model 3 1 Yes

BMW i4

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Tesla Model Y 1 Yes

Volvo C40 Recharge

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Model Wait time (months) Stock cars available Alternative
Volkswagen Golf  Yes

Vauxhall Astra

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Volkswagen Golf GTI 10  Yes 

Ford Focus ST

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Volkswagen Golf R  Yes 

BMW M135i

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Volkswagen Golf GTE  8   Yes

Skoda Octavia vRS 

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 Volkswagen Golf GTD 15  No 

Audi A3 

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Volkswagen Golf Alltrack  12  No 

Ford Focus Active X

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Volkswagen Golf Estate   Yes

Toyota Corolla Touring Sports

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Volkswagen Arteon  4 Yes 

Audi A5 Sportback

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Volkswagen Arteon R  8   Yes

BMW M440i Gran Coupe

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Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake  4   Yes

Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake

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 Volkswagen ID3  3  Yes

Cupra Born

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Volkswagen ID4  4  Yes 

Skoda Enyaq

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Volkswagen ID5 4 Yes 

Kia EV6

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Volkswagen ID Buzz 7  No

Citroen e-Spacetourer

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Volkswagen Polo 5  Yes

Skoda Fabia

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Volkswagen Polo GTI 8 Yes 

 Hyundai i20 N

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Volkswagen T-Cross 5  Yes

Seat Arona

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Volkswagen T-Roc 5  Yes

Toyota Yaris Cross

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Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet

4  Yes

BMW 4 Series Convertible

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Volkswagen T-Roc R 5 Yes 

Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 

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Volkswagen Taigo 7 Yes

Skoda Kamiq

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Volkswagen Tiguan

Yes

Kia Sportage

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Volkswagen Tiguan AllSpace Yes

Skoda Kodiaq

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Volkswagen Touareg Yes

Audi Q7

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Model Wait time (months) Stock cars available Alternative
Volvo XC90 2 Yes

BMW X5

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Volvo C40 Recharge 2 Yes

Tesla Model Y

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Volvo EX30 3 Yes

Smart #1

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Volvo EX90 5 No

Mercedes EQS SUV

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Volvo XC40 1 Yes

Audi Q3

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Volvo XC40 Recharge 2 Yes

Jaguar I-Pace

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Volvo XC60 2 Yes

Mercedes GLC

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New Car Delivery FAQs

This is the time it takes from when you order a car at a dealership to it being ready for you to drive away from the showroom. When you spec a car to your individual tastes - your specific colour and fitted with all the options and option packs you want - that car will be made to order in a factory possibly on the other side of the world.
So your order has to be processed and your car built and then transported to the UK. It then has to be given a pre-delivery inspection to make sure the car hasn't been damaged in transportation. And then when it has been delivered to your dealership, any final dealer-fit options are added and your car prepped so it's ready for you to drive away on the date that suits you.
All this can take weeks to complete and is the delivery lead time.

The term factory order refers to a new car that's been built according to a customer's requirements. You'll tell a dealer exactly what engine, trim, colour and any extras you want and the manufacturer will build a new car to your exact specification.

This is a 'how long is a piece of string' question because there are so many variables involved. Generally, a waiting time of between one and three months is not unusual. If you opt for a very popular car but with very specific options and/or uncommon paint colours then that time could be much longer. Before you place your order, you should ask your dealer roughly how long the car will take to be delivered.

If you are prepared to compromise a little. Car makers build stock cars in large batches. These are models in standard colours in the most popular trims and equipment levels. If you choose a stock car, rather than your unique specification you should be able to get these versions much quicker.

Generally, the stock cars on carwow can be delivered in around two to three weeks, but that depends on if there is a supply of stock cars and how busy your dealership is with handovers or deliveries.

There are lots of reasons your new car could be delayed. A car is made up of thousands of components, many made by external suppliers. A delay in any one of these components getting to the factory could cause delays in your car being made.
If you are buying a hybrid or electric car, which rely on specific materials for their battery packs, sourcing of these materials could cause specific delays for these types of cars.
Industrial problems at the plant or severe weather disrupting shipping could cause delays too.
If your car is damaged in transportation and remedial repairs made, then that takes up time. And lastly, your dealer has to arrange the handover or delivery of your new car on a date and time that suits you and so has to make sure there is the staff to do so, although of course this could extend the delay by days rather than weeks or months.

Every major car factory in Europe closed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The European Automobile Manufacturers Association estimates that nearly 2.5 million fewer cars were made across Europe during lockdown because of the outbreak.
As different countries come out of lockdown, car makers are slowly reopening their factories. From Audi to Volvo, companies have said they have begun a gradual restart of production, albeit at lower volumes than before. This is because they have implemented social distancing procedures, to ensure the safety of staff. And also, because the economic outlook is uncertain car makers are not expecting the demand for new cars to be as high as it was before the pandemic.

Exact delivery times are hard to predict and, as a result, some dealers may be hesitant to give an exact date. Building a car is a complicated process and a small delay at any one stage could set the entire production line back days or even weeks. Some manufacturers may also choose to prioritise a particular type of car or engine for supply chain or demand reasons.
As a result, any new car delivery time should be taken with a small pinch of salt. It's often a good idea to order as early as possible – you can always leave the car at the dealership unregistered if it arrives a little too early for you.

If you change your mind about a particular option, you'll be able to alter your order up to a point. Broadly speaking, most manufacturers will allow you to change things like paint colour and optional extras at a later date than the engine or gearbox, for example.

Yes. Most leasing companies source their vehicles through dealerships, so will face the same issues as a car dealer. Again, if they are quoting for a stock car, a lease car should be delivered within two to three weeks. If they are quoting for a factory order it could take months for your car to arrive. Make sure you are aware of the delivery time before committing to a lease.

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