Having not heard anything from my dealer for 2 months and having had a charger fitted this week, I thought I'd ask about the AWD GTL-S with HP order I placed on 23 Dec. Just like many others on this forum, the dealer now has no idea when it will go into production and his best guess estimate is perhaps 6 months for now. He did hint that production was being paused to iron out certain well known issues (e.g. HVAC pre-conditioning, weird noises from disengaged front motors in AWD versions, other quality glitches) & that of course is only going to make the delays worse. He confirmed that like many car manufacturers, Kia move to a new model year each Oct/Nov so I said to him that if my order ends up being scheduled for Aug/Sept production, I'd rather wait for the revised version to be launched. If it's any consolation (it isn't, but I'll share it anyway!), he said that even for hum-drum models such as the Picanto, delivery is now 26 weeks instead of 2-3 weeks. Ho-hum.......