Why you don't need to worry about the "delays" caused by the new emissions tests - we can still source your brand new car
The Times today has published a report suggesting that a number of manufacturers have been caught out by the new emission tests, leading to delays of up to six months for new cars. But no need to worry - we're here to help you source the brand new car of your dreams - hassle free. Read more below....
to The Times, one motorist complained that he could not place an order for a
new Audi TT until November at the earliest. Other manufacturers
have also been put in the spotlight including VW, Porsche and Nissan.
this month we published an article on the new emissions tests, referred to as
WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure or "real
world" tests) which explained that the new tests had replaced the old lab
test which was designed in the 1980's. The old test (NEDC for the New
European Driving Cycle) has become outdated due to advancements in driving
conditions and automotive technologies.
test was based on a theoretical driving profile, whilst the WLTP test has been
developed using real driving data and therefore represents realistic driving
profiles. The new emission tests will provide a closer
representation of the "real-world" fuel consumption and carbon
When will the changes to the test take place?
will officially apply to new cars from September 2018 however according to The
Times' report some manufacturers have had to scale back production of some, as
yet unspecified models, due to a backlog caused by the testing system.
reality, will it affect access to new cars? Andy Houston, Managing
Director, commented: "Any new vehicles that have not been subjected to
WLTP testing by September 2018 will no longer be able to be registered, and
therefore unable to be sold or enter the retail or lease marketplace after this
date. Our market feedback is that some manufacturers who have brand new
vehicles that have not been tested to WLTP standards, will register these
vehicles by the 31st August so that they can still be sold. We
expect to see some good prices coming through on these vehicles so it's a great
opportunity for our customers to get some great deals."
will be allowed a limited number of these stock vehicles to be sold until
September 2019, however, they will have to have been built no earlier than June
So, will WLTP affect new car orders or not?
a brand new car gives customers a number of choices. You can specify your brand
new vehicle which once ordered goes into the production cycle and can have a
variable lead time which can range from 12 to 26 weeks. Alternatively,
you can order a stock vehicle and the lead time on these vehicles can be as
short as 2 weeks. We use our network of suppliers to find exactly
the right vehicle for you.
Let Total Vehicle Leasing do the hard work
Whether want to specify
your brand new vehicle and are prepared to wait for it to be built, or have a
specific time frame that you need your vehicle, Total Vehicle Leasing will do
all the hard work for you. That's the benefit of choosing a leasing
broker - we contact all the manufacturers, dealers and funders to find the
right car for you, when you want it and at the right price for you.
Leasing also offers the flexibility of differing contract periods - so if
you want to lease for 2 years and then review your options, you can.
Houston added: "The key is to contact us as soon as you know when you are
going to need your car and we can discuss the options with you. We will do our
best to make sure we find your perfect car, stress-free."