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Hi, I thought this information might be helpful for other buyers. I ordered an LX+ in mid September. The dealer contacted me recently and said I should be able to pick up the vehicle by the middle to end of February. They claim a VIN has been allocated to me but the vehicle was still on a ship and not yet landed. I was under the impression that VIN's weren't issued until the vehicle was officially in Canada. I'll update when I actually pick up the vehicle.
 

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That's a long wait, at least they're being honest with you. My dealer said 4 to 6 months which will be accurate if I actually take possession of the vehicle in February.
 

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I have a lot of pessimism about actually receiving the van on time. Especially hearing that you ordered months before me. People have suggested that less equipped models have less chips and could be delivered earlier then the fully loaded versions. I'll follow-up with the the dealership shortly and post the results.
 

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I have a lot of pessimism about actually receiving the van on time. Especially hearing that you ordered months before me. People have suggested that less equipped models have less chips and could be delivered earlier then the fully loaded versions. I'll follow-up with the the dealership shortly and post the results.
Ordered a Thunder Gray EX+ (seems like the popular model) mid Aug '21 and told 3-4 months but now no date at all. Mid-Feb would be 6 months for me but not holding my breath. I wonder when they will stop concentrating on 2022 models and start building 2023.
 

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These wait times a hard to deal with, you'll need to confirm this, but I think Bessada Kia in Pickering might have an SX and an EX+ on the lot and unspoken for.
 

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On another note, I recently received my VIN but the dealer still says end of February. We also ordered ours in Thunder Grey, we almost went with the EX+. I feel bad for our American friends. The LX+ and EX+ are fantastic trim packages that they can't get. I'm surprised Americans don't cross the border and purchase the Canadian models and they get a favorable exchange rate.
 

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On another note, I recently received my VIN but the dealer still says end of February. We also ordered ours in Thunder Grey, we almost went with the EX+. I feel bad for our American friends. The LX+ and EX+ are fantastic trim packages that they can't get. I'm surprised Americans don't cross the border and purchase the Canadian models and they get a favorable exchange rate.
That's good news. Still waiting to hear something from my dealer. Sale person keeps saying he is waiting for the Sales Coordinator to get back to him.
 

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White EX, placed in June. Still no VIN or ETA.
Hi, I just finalized my paperwork with the dealership on Saturday. I'll be getting my LX+ on February 25th. I noticed a white EX came in with mine. I'm not sure if it's spoken for but call Orangville kia and inquire. It was almost 6 months exactly from when we placed our order to pick-up.
 

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I think the amazing digital gauges are holding the EX+ and the SX back. I would have splurged for EX+ but the lack of real leather on that trim was a deal breaker for me. I feel like I'll regret not having the digital gauge but the LX+ has everything we need. Just a heads up, the dealer was allocated my VIN on December 2nd and it only arrived last week.
 

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Final update for LX+
-Vehicle ordered on September 23, 2021
-Vehicle built 11/21
-The dealership was allocated the VIN on December 2, 2021
-The Vehicle arrived at the dealership on February 15, 2022
- We picked up the vehicle February 26, 2022
The salesperson said 1 year wait for any model carnival if ordered today
 

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Hey all,
New to the forum, wife and I purchased a 2022/2023? Carnival EX+ in Ghost Grey. Southern Ontario. Dealership told us it could be anywhere between 10-14 months, but doubtful it would be less than a year with the chip issues. Time will tell I guess.
 
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