Want A New Car? Here’s How Long You’ll Have To Wait

Sat 7th May 2022

With global motor manufacturing figures at an  all-time low, those keen to own a brand new motor are facing a long wait for the delivery of their car, and data published this week revealed which brands face the longest wait.

With pandemics, wars and a shortage of microchips needed to run electric dashboards and infotainment systems, getting a new car has never been so difficult, with the analysis by MotorEasy showing that those who want a new Volvo could wait up to a year to get behind the wheel.

The data has been put together using Department for Transport figures and factory waiting periods from car dealerships and found that the Volvo XC40 faces a 52 week for delivery.

Other popular cars such are the VW Golf, Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa all face waits of six months or more.

The shortest wait is 13 weeks, for the Nissan Qashqai, which according to MotorEasy chief executive Duncan McClure-Fisher could be because that vehicle is actually built in the UK.

“The low delivery time may be thanks to the Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd headquarters being based in the North East of England, resulting in vehicles spending less time spent in transit,” McClure said.

However, the wait time doesn't translate for all of the Nissan range with the Juke taking 26 weeks and the Leaf being up to 34 weeks.

“The waiting list for cars is at an all-time high. With delays caused by the ongoing global pandemic and staff absence, the semiconductor shortages, and now the crisis in Ukraine, people are waiting longer and longer for new vehicles to make it onto the roads.”

The wait for electric cars is no better, though World Car of the Year Hyundai Ioniq can be on your doorstep within 13 weeks, and a Tesla Medal 3 will be delivered one week later.

Don’t wait a year for an XC40, CarSupermarket has a regular offering of nearly new Volvo’s on offer which can be delivered to your doorstep today.