Wait times for almost all Hyundai models are beyond three months – and some are sold out for a year – according to the latest information supplied to dealers.
Hyundai Australia dealers have been advised to expect chronic stock shortages to ease from the second half of this year – but in the meantime, wait times for some models stretch past 12 months.
The latest information supplied to Hyundai Australia dealers – and circulated on social media – shows only two models carry an estimated wait time below three months: diesel variants of the Tucson medium SUV, and the Staria people mover and van duo.
The sub-three-month timelines apply to new orders – though as reported last month, Hyundai Australia recently received shipments of more than 3000 Tucson Elite and Highlander diesel models, available for immediate delivery.
While wait times on most models fall between three and eight months, the i20 N and i30 N hot hatchbacks stand out with estimated wait times on new orders of “over 12 months” – pushing delivery for cars ordered today to the second half of 2023.
The reasoning for the extended wait times on these models isn’t clear, though it’s worth noting the i20 N and i30 N hatch are Hyundai Australia’s only models built in Europe – whereas the rest of the range comes from South Korea.
Hyundai is currently holding approximately 750 orders for the i20 N, and 850 for the i30 N hatch, a spokesperson told Drive today – equating to about a year’s worth of sales for the former.
Of the Korean-built models, the longest wait times Hyundai dealers have been advised to expect are over eight months for the Kona Electric, over seven months for the Kona N, and more than six months for the Tucson petrol and Sonata N Line sedan.
A five month-plus wait is quoted for the standard i30 Sedan, more than four months for the regular petrol Kona, Santa Fe and Palisade, and more than three months for the standard i30 hatch, i30 Sedan N, and Venue.
Hyundai’s latest Ioniq 5 electric car isn’t listed in the bulletin, as it is sold through Hyundai Australia’s official website, rather than dealers – and is only made available in small batches every one or two months.
The Hyundai dealer bulletin advises the wait times given are “indicative”, and “forecast with restriction of parts supply on certain models”.
However, it provides some hope for buyers in the queue, adding the company “envisage[s] supply constraints will be partially resolved in the second half of the year”.
Hyundai Australia estimated wait times:
- Hyundai i20 N – over 12 months
- Hyundai i30 hatch – over three months
- Hyundai i30 N hatch – over 12 months
- Hyundai i30 Sedan – over five months
- Hyundai i30 Sedan N – over three months
- Hyundai Sonata – over six months
- Hyundai Venue – over three months
- Hyundai Kona – over four months
- Hyundai Kona EV – over eight months
- Hyundai Kona N – over seven months
- Hyundai Tucson petrol – over six months
- Hyundai Tucson diesel – less than three months
- Hyundai Santa Fe – over four months
- Hyundai Palisade – over four months
- Hyundai Staria range – less than three months
Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017, when he started his own website, Redline. He contributed for Drive in 2018, before joining CarAdvice in 2019, becoming a regular contributing journalist within the news team in 2020. Cars have played a central role throughout Alex’s life, from flicking through car magazines as a young age, to growing up around performance vehicles in a car-loving family.