There’s a forum member over on golfgtiforum.co.uk who ordered their GTI in April 2021 and has very recently been told their estimated build month is now Feb 2023, so 22 months . Admittedly Feb 2023 isn’t a confirmed build month so could continue to move, but illustrates the seemingly chaotic state VW‘s Wolfsburg production facility is currently in.17 months is crazy. Which model? Would be interesting to know the options too.
Hopefully they do build it. Can anyone else beat 17 months?!
By comparison, Polo production for the UK market seems much less chaotic. Members over on uk-polos.net forum have been experiencing lead times of around 5-7 months, which includes an ocean transit of around 6-8 weeks from the factory to the UK (UK Polos are built in VW‘s Kariega production facility In South Africa).