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New car lead time update

As communicated earlier this year, lead times for new cars remain longer than we would like due to the ongoing global shortage of semiconductor chips. To help you understand the possible implications of this shortage, we have compiled a guide of approximate current lead times by model.

There are various factors impacting lead times and there are differences based on the specification and engine you choose, even within the same model line. Generally, cars specified with larger engines, quattro all-wheel drive, and/or Vorsprung trims are facing longer lead times.


Estimated Current Lead Times

 Model  Lead time
 A1  Most models 4 - 7 months
 A3  Some models around 5 months, many 9 months or longer

 Some models around 4 months, many around 6 months

 A5  Most models around 5 months, cabriolets around 6 months or longer
 A6   Many saloon models up to 4 months, Avant and Allroad models around 9 months or longer
 A7   Most models 6 months or longer
 Q2  Most models around 5 months
 Q3  Most models 9 months or longer
 Q4 e-tron  Up to 12 months or longer
 Q5  A mix of models available in around 5 months, others in 6 months or longer
 Q7  Many models up to 4 months, a few up to 9 months or longer
 Q8  Most models up to 5 months
 TT  Most models 6 months or longer
 e-tron GT  Up to 6 months or longer


This table is intended as a guide only and does not guarantee lead times. To discuss in more detail, please contact us on 01202 983727 or email

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