Lead time/waiting time

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Daverobbo
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Re: Lead time/waiting time

Post by Daverobbo » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:19 pm

So my expected delivery date of September is not going happen then
Ordered Niro 4 in Ocean Blue with 16" wheels.
Current car 2.2d Mazda 6


ant22
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Re: Lead time/waiting time

Post by ant22 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:44 pm

Same boat here sadly. Still no news at all from Kia or dealer. They can’t even tell me if the build has started or not. They also added that on top of the new emissions issue, some orders could be held back for the new model year Niro..... but couldn’t tell me when the new model year car will be announced... or if I’ll need to re-spec if I am affected.
It’s turning into a comedy sketch now!!


Topicalcat
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Re: Lead time/waiting time

Post by Topicalcat » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:26 pm

I think I posted these comments before. When I went into my local Kia dealer, end of June to order a PHEV I was told this was not possible. The dealer showed on her computer the official message from Kia dated APRIL telling dealers that orders suspended awaiting an update. Seems to me that any dealer taking an order after then was just after your deposit! An online broker was quite happy to take an order from me. The dealer was more honest. I can therefore recommend the Kia dealer TMS in Hinckley for their integrity.

Given the delays I have now ordered an electric Hyundai Kona!
Last car a Hyundai IX35 diesel. Next car eas going to be be a Niro PHEV until this latest hiccup with deliveries.


Daverobbo
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Re: Lead time/waiting time

Post by Daverobbo » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:25 pm

My dealer has at last admitted that mine will not be ready until oct/Nov.
This is because I have ordered a niro 4 but with 16" wheels so that is a factory order.
They have found a new model 4 with 18" and I can have it in September.
And no they can't swap the wheels for 16"!!!

Bizarre
Ordered Niro 4 in Ocean Blue with 16" wheels.
Current car 2.2d Mazda 6


Daverobbo
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Re: Lead time/waiting time

Post by Daverobbo » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:37 am

Quick further update.
The model I can have in September is still on a boat being shipped cover.
Can I be confident of the sept delivery date?
Ordered Niro 4 in Ocean Blue with 16" wheels.
Current car 2.2d Mazda 6


pjm5755
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Re: Lead time/waiting time

Post by pjm5755 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:26 am

Apparently my PHEV arrived at the dealers on 27th July and their estimated delivery date to me is 22nd August. I expect they have to do some of the recall modifications to the rear suspension and other work because I can't see how a pre delivery inspection and registration can take so long. When I checked with the leasing company last week, they confirmed the car was in the dealers compound. All I can do is wait and it will arrive when they are ready.


ant22
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Re: Lead time/waiting time

Post by ant22 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:33 pm

Call from dealer today confirming that if I drop the 16 inch wheels for my Niro 4 and stick with the 18’s, they can deliver early September. I suspect that they know they’ll have a batch of emissions test passed vehicles available after September 1st. Here’s hoping


Daverobbo
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Re: Lead time/waiting time

Post by Daverobbo » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:50 pm

Got to balance the extra company car tax due to higher co2 and lower mpg against getting it early.
Ordered Niro 4 in Ocean Blue with 16" wheels.
Current car 2.2d Mazda 6


iwantanirophev
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Re: Lead time/waiting time

Post by iwantanirophev » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:13 pm

I got notified that our original delivery time of September was now moved to December/January as all PHEV manufacturing was kept on hold.


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