The average Toyota RAV4 buyer is waiting close to a year for their new car to arrive.
Toyota’s struggles getting new cars into the country have been widely reported, as have Isuzu’s.
Toyota Motor Corp has been slashing its production all year, having posted more than 20 production bulletins and amendments since January. A combination of COVID in its supply chain and ongoing semiconductor supply snags are the main reasons.
The brand has previously apologised to customers for the frustrating waits on its most popular cars.
The brand has previously said it’s working closely with its head office in Japan, and the factory in Thailand, to try and improve its supply situation.
A combination of the same issues is afflicting the broader industry, but some brands are handling the challenges better than others.
Price My Car says Renault has cut its wait times by 61 per cent, and now offers the shortest average wait of any brand (27 days) for a new car. Volvo (47 days) and MG (59 days) sit behind Renault.
Also on the improve is GWM Haval, with an average 60-day wait. The GWM brand says its supply issues should be somewhat solved, and is forecasting record sales across its GWM Haval and GWM brands in 2022.