What affects lead times?
There are two main reasons delivery could be affected, one is high demand and factory production line capacity, the other is component suppliers and the problems they face when demand increases. Volkswagen is one of the biggest car manufacturers in the world so you can be assured that we work closely with our suppliers to reduce potential impact. Please discuss your order with your retailer to consider potential alternative options if a short lead time is a key priority.
Also please note as we transition from NEDC to WLTP, lead times for WLTP tested cars may be extended. This is due to the time taken to perform the new test for each vehicle derivative, as well as number of external factors that are beyond our control. These external factors include the availability of technical services for testing the vehicles as well as the capacity of the relevant approval authorities, where a vast number of vehicles from multiple brands/manufacturers must be tested. Volkswagen have developed various measures to minimise the impact on ordering, whilst also trying to maintain as wide a model range as possible.
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