Monday, October 3, 2022
News Audi and Volkswagen Face Delays Due to Ukraine War

Audi and Volkswagen Face Delays Due to Ukraine War

For many Audi models, deliveries may be deferred significantly


  • The VW ID.5 introduction is to be postponed.

  • Audi will halt the production of a number of models.

  • In some cases, delays may last many weeks.


Buying a new car has become, more than anything else, a game of patience. For many hot new models, especially if electrified, delivery delays can extend beyond a year. If you are in the market for Volkswagen’s latest ID model or a new Audi, be prepared for a long waiting period.

Audi Q4 Sportback 50 e-tron quattro | Photo: Audi

Over at Volkswagen, the upcoming ID.5’s launch has now been postponed by over a month to May 6th due to a lack of wiring harnesses. In effect, the German giant was unable to assemble a sufficient amount of dealer demo models. They’ve paused production until more parts arrive next week.

The situation is direr over at Audi. According to Automotive News Europe, production of the Q4 e-tron, A4/A5, A6/A7, TT, and Q7/Q8 model series will be put on ice for a number of weeks. Specifically, the TT, Q8, and Q4 e-tron models will not roll off the assembly until mid-April. And even then, the output will be limited. Other models like the A1, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, Q2 e-tron, Q5, and A8 will resume production in the next week.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has negatively impacted auto production for most makes including the VAG, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, and others.

Trending Now

The new 2023 BMW M760e xDrive is a Plug-In Hybrid Powerhouse

It more or less replaces the lauded M760Li and its boosted V12 engine. The M760e xDrive is the ICE 7 Series flagship. The BMW...

The New Lamborghini Urus S Gets 666hp

This Urus needs only 3.5 seconds to reach 100km/h from a standstill. The engine tune is borrowed from the Urus Performante. Ultimate super SUV...

A Slight Restyle for the 2023 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Toyota has just made the first major changes to its Corolla Hatchback lineup for 2023. Recall that Toyota had already revealed its plans for...

The Jeep Wrangler Soldiers on Without the EcoDiesel Engine From Next Year

A final Farout Edition will close order books on the 3.0L diesel engine. The EcoDiesel will no longer be offered with the Ram...

Battery Problems will Lead to a Volkswagen EV Recall

A manufacturing defect has been found in some battery cells This problem affects the ID.4 and the ID.3 Volkswagen estimates this recall to...
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.