The July registration period will begin in a few weeks – and some buyers are still waiting for their new car from the beginning of the year.

e asked the distributor about supply and demand issues. This is what the respondents had to say.

BMW: At the moment, depending on the model, the car may have longer waiting times and will be in more demand than supply. Importantly, there are different production plants around the world (Munich, Mexico, Atlanta, China), so the corresponding lead times are different. I had to make some adjustments. Some cars will be delivered in 2023.

Citroen: They are experiencing some delays, but the situation is constantly changing. All vehicles and derivatives have different waiting times. The message is that they are experiencing some delay, and the advice is to talk to your local dealer.

Jaguar / Land Rover: In terms of supply, it was difficult to start this year, but the registration period in July has improved. However, if you want to place a custom order, we are looking at a lead time of 8-12 months depending on the model.

Lexus: “By 2022, the number of vehicles available will be very low. For ES and NX, we are currently ordering delivery in January 2023.”

Mercedes: New models arrive later than usual due to component supply issues. However, they expect this issue to improve by the end of the year.

Opel: They expect inventories to reach at least the same level as last year. However, it advises customers to “order early to avoid disappointment.” The more chips a model needs, the harder the current supply chain, especially for EVs. Production of fully electric and plug-in electric hybrid models is currently particularly difficult to secure.

Peugeot: Most customers understand the serious constraints and maintain production quotas. Currently, the majority of orders have been cleared since January.

Renault / Dacia: They say they have a “generous allocation” of Dacia Duster, Renault Clio and Renault Capture and are in a good position to meet customer demand. The only real problem with supply is a van with limited inventory of Renault Trafic. New orders will be delivered in September and the fourth quarter.

KIA: Supply varies by model, but overall demand exceeds supply.

Honda: Limited quantity available for all Jazz and CR-V hybrids, some grades not available.

Fiat: They have a reasonably good supply of their mass-market models.

Alfa Romeo: The revised Stelvio and Julia are available from local dealers nationwide for June / July delivery.

Jeep: The new electrified Renegade and Compass are available on PHEVs and MHEVs from local dealers for July / August delivery.

Sheet: Although current inventory levels are lower than last year, they are confident that they will recover some of the production lost in the second half of this year.

Volkswagen: “It may take 3 months to deliver depending on the situation, but it may take longer depending on the extreme case and model and specifications. As much as possible to shorten the customer’s lead time, such as modifying the vehicle specifications. I’m doing that. “

New Mercedes GLC with hybrid or “mild” hybrid power

Mercedes recently announced the latest GLC SUV. Only offered as a plugin or “mild” hybrid. The range of the plugin is over 100km with battery power alone. All wheels are equipped with 4MATIC as standard equipment.

What stands out internally is the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system with improved hardware and software.

The redesigned front is eye-catching with headlamps that connect directly to the new radiator grille. A muscular wheel arch enhances the look of the SUV. The same is true for wide trucks and flash wheels (18-20 inches).

The top of the dashboard has a wing-like profile with a flat round nozzle.

In front of the driver is a 12.3-inch high-resolution LCD screen and a 11.9-inch central display.

At 4,716 mm, it is 60 mm longer and 4 mm lower. The track width is 6mm higher at the front and 2mm higher at the rear. Luggage space is from 50 liters to 600 liters. The engine range consists of a 4-cylinder power plant (4 mild hybrids, 3 full hybrids).

GLC is one of the brand’s largest sellers.

Renault strengthens dealer base by announcing three new stores

The Renault Group, including the popular Dacia brand, has significantly expanded its dealer base.

Three new dealers have been appointed since June 1st and currently have 29 Renault / Dacia dealers strategically located nationwide.

Automakers have announced new stores in Dublin, Wicklow and South Tiperary.

Kevin O’Leary Clonmel was announced as the new Renault and Dacia dealer in the South Tiperary.

One of Ireland’s most established motor groups, founded in 1963.

Kearys Motor Group has acquired Renault Belgium in Tallaght. It has over 40 years of business experience.

Experienced Windsor Motors represents the Renault Group brand at a break dealer on Dublin Road.

In the coming months, they will receive the new Renault and Dacia brands.

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