It seems the 2013 Range Rover is proving so popular that Range Rover customers in the U.S. will have to wait up to a year for their cars.
Shortly after the new Range Rover debuted officially in September, we reported that several UK Land Rover dealers were reporting their entire Range Rover allocation was sold out for 2013
That pattern of demand for the new Range Rover seems to be the same in the U.S., with waiting lists of between 6 and 12 months for the first new Range Rover in a decade.
Automotive News are reporting that most Land Rover dealers are unable to provide a new Range Rover until the autumn for anyone only now deciding to jump in to Land Rover’s finest, despite asking for as many new Range Rovers as they can get from Land Rover.
Land Rover in the U.S. is only importing the higher spec Range Rovers and aren’t bothering importing the base model. Instead, the entry-level model in the U.S. is the HSE (which costs from $88k), with the Supercharged and Autobiography also on offer with the 5.0 litre V8, either naturally aspirated or with the supercharger.
Michael Levitan, Head of the Jaguar Land Rover Retailer Cabinet, said:
We are one or two truckloads short — which also creates a situation where it helps profitability. We need to be mindful that we can’t just order and get them — dealers understand that.
With every Range Rover Land Rover US can get their hands on flying out of Land Rover showrooms – and other Land Rover models selling well – it seems likely that Land Rover will easily top 50k sales in the U.S. in 2013.