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Hi all,

I've been watching the forum for a bit but never posted before. I put a deposit down for an EV6 with a local dealer here in Ireland and was told the cars were due to arrive on a boat by the 15th October (today) and would be registered and ready for collection by customers by the end of the month.

I got a call today and the dealer told me the cars have arrived, but they have been told by Kia HQ that NO customer cars were to be registered until January. The cars are in the country, he has chassis numbers but they can only register one demo model per dealer and thats it. Customer cars are going to be held in storage until January.

I can't get my head around why they want to do this, and am not sure what recourse (if any) I have to get the car by the originally agreed date.

For various reasons to do with my own circumstances, waiting to January is not a good option for me and the fact that the ev6 was promised for delivery this month was a key factor in my decision (aside from it being a great car)

Anyone else in Ireland, the UK or elsewhere had similar issues?
 

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I've just been on the phone to my dealer in the UK and he has booked me in for a test drive next Friday.

I asked about delivery of my GT-Line S AWD and he said end of November is still the expected date.

He's always been a bit vague so I won't hold my breath.
 

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Dealer here told me the demo model will be available to test drive next week, he's been fairly good with dates and says keeping the cars in storage until January is more hassle for him but Kia Europe are setting the rules. Be interested to hear if anyone in UK or anywhere else in Europe gets a firm delivery date soon since that would counter his argument that its an EU wide thing
 

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I've just been on the phone to my dealer in the UK and he has booked me in for a test drive next Friday.

I asked about delivery of my GT-Line S AWD and he said end of November is still the expected date.

He's always been a bit vague so I won't hold my breath.
I’ve been told to expect the same model as you, also at the end of November…
 

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Guy on the Facebook page posting images of his vehicle at the dealer (looks gorgeous). He picks it up next Wednesday, as does another guy from a different dealer.
Interesting, I was also told the reason for kia holding back until January was to make sure they meet their EU emissions targets next year, but with the UK being out of the EU now then that wouldn't be the case there. I wonder if anyone in the EU will get theirs soon.
 

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I was on to my dealer in Ireland today and he said the same thing. Although, the car has arrived in the country and will be even stored at the local dealership, Kia will not allow them to register the car until January 2022. It is to do with Kia meeting some emission targets for next year. It is extremely unfair when the car was promised to be delivered in October 2021 and it is actually at the Dealership!
 

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Really strange, and as you say, unfair. Here in the UK customer deliveries have started for the RWD version, and several of us with AWD have been told it will be with us in November. Kia need to be more forthcoming with you on this, and confirm if it is just Kia Ireland that are doing this.
 

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I was on to my dealer in Ireland today and he said the same thing. Although, the car has arrived in the country and will be even stored at the local dealership, Kia will not allow them to register the car until January 2022. It is to do with Kia meeting some emission targets for next year. It is extremely unfair when the car was promised to be delivered in October 2021 and it is actually at the Dealership!
Check your private messages :)
 

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Picked my White GT Line last Thursday (RWD). OMG god guys you wont be disappointed such value for money.

More than enough grunt with 226 and of course has the best range. Would have loved the AWD but added cost couldnt be justified as with the GT Line S spec.

Seems there must be a different policy UK to Ireland. Also quoted November/December if didnt take one of cars available.

Seems a wait on the Matt Silver.
 

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I've spoken to a couple of different dealers now and my suspicion is this is not coming from Kia themselves and is something the dealers are doing in order to meet their January sales targets. I've emailed Kia directly about it but haven't had any response yet
 

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My local dealer said that if I ordered my GTLS AWD with Heat Pump this week, he would try and get it on the March delivery. However, when I told him I really didn't want it until June he breathed a sigh of relief and said, "I think it is most likely to arrive some time at the end of May!" He said the heat pumps were in short supply in Korea and that is what would cause a bottle neck.

By the way current lead time for a new build Jaguar I-Pace is 11 months!
 
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