Subaru’s new automobile wait occasions in Australia

Subaru Australia says it has “affordable” provide of its autos, although a few of its autos are going through longer waits than others.

The corporate says the Forester Hybrid and Crosstrek Hybrid are going through the longest waits, that are sitting at between 4 and 6 months in the meanwhile.

For the Forester Hybrid, that’s a drop from 9 or 10 months final 12 months, and Subaru says it’s working to get extra provide.

The Outback XT and BRZ are going through wait occasions of three or 4 months.

It says different autos, relying on variant, are both in inventory or will solely take a month or so to achieve prospects when ordered.

“The inventory scenario in comparison with say, final 12 months, has improved and is healthier. We’re not speaking lengthy, lengthy, lengthy lead occasions, however there’s, on some fashions, nonetheless a lead time at this time limit,” Subaru Australia managing director Blair Learn instructed CarExpert.

Subaru’s newest automobile, the brand new electrical Solterra, can be now arriving at dealerships.

“At this stage, we’re roughly three to 4 months out at this stage, relying on spec and people varieties of issues, location…” stated Mr Learn.

“We’ve acquired what we predict is an inexpensive trying pipeline for the remainder of the 12 months. There’s alternative for the potential to extend that if want be.”

Subaru gross sales had been up by 28 per cent in 2023, with 46,114 autos delivered – the model’s finest 12 months since 2018, when it shifted 50,015 autos in Australia.

Solely the XV and Impreza had been down, with the previous being changed by the Crosstrek and the latter winding down forward of the launch of a brand new era early this 12 months.

The BRZ was up 35 per cent to turn into Australia’s best-selling sports activities automobile, whereas the Forester was up 54 per cent on the again of improved provide and the Outback improved its tally by 32.5 per cent in comparison with 2022.

The WRX vary was additionally up a relatively extra modest 14.7 per cent.

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