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We are now becoming aware of the near chaos that the semiconductor shortage is causing in new vehicle delays and just how reluctant the motor industry is to report any kind of bad news. The reality is seeping through the mainstream media however. Some manufacturers are being hit very hard and feel it is important that we report all our findings.
We presently drive an ageing Volkswagen T5 Van (wheelchair accessable vehicle) and the time has come to look into its possible replacement (should the stars align and the lottery numbers fall into place). I took a trip to the local VW van centre to see large gaps between the vehicles on the forecourt, a quick chat to a ‘very nice’ employee and my worst fears were confirmed, quoting January 2022 for a new build and zero stock vehicles. I was even offered a 10.5% discount without even opening my mouth, such is the desperation in the sales department.
A quick look on the Forums and it seems that this date could be even later in reality.