New Vehicles continue to have extended lead times with many vehicles having a delivery date well into the second half of 2023 if ordered now. It has been publicised that some manufacturers are prioritising private consumers over fleet customers as they struggle to fulfil orders for new cars due to ongoing shortages of essential components. Private registrations have increased by 4.7% in the first half of 2022, however fleet registrations fell by 13.6%.
As we have mentioned in previous bulletins, it is essential that clients are looking at their vehicle requirements as far in advance as possible so as to secure build slots. New vehicle supply is poor and factors such the ongoing semi conductor shortage and the war in Ukraine are unlikely to improve any time soon.
If you’d like to discuss new vehicle requirements or replacements please contact our Team on 0345 815 0019 or e-mail [email protected]