Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure.
2018 has been yet another challenging year for new vehicle supply. Of recent, changes in vehicle production as a result of the new global regulations, known more commonly as WLTP has resulted in vehicle manufacturers changing their model range, dropping models and model options without notice or with delayed supply until they can certify their vehicles conform to and meet these new regulations which were required by 1st September 2018. After this date, until a vehicle model range passes WLTP requirements, by definition, it is not available.
Vehicles not conforming to WLTP are unable to be registered after 1st September. Little or no information is available from the Dealer network and in some cases from the Manufacturer too. Because of this lack of information we are unable to confirm vehicle delivery dates.
We ask for your patience and understanding. This is a global issue and is not just isolated to the U.K. supply.
One of our main suppliers, Volkswagen UK, has said that, overall, the Volkswagen Group had expected the new WLTP test to impact the production of “approximately 200,000 to 250,000 vehicles” in H2 2018.
Some model year 2019 (MY19) vehicles will take longer to arrive than previously expected. The cause for some is a delay in production, but for many it's because type approval is taking longer than normal to gain.
UPDATE: The delay in gaining type approval is being caused by the transition from the New European Driving Cycle (NDEC) to the WLTP. This is an industry-wide issue affecting many manufacturers and models.
We have open lines of communication with all the relevant parties in this matter and will keep clients informed of news as we receive it. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
If you have any questions or would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact us