The microchip shortages and supply chain issues have hit Subaru of America hard in 2022. A source close to Subaru told us that the refreshed 2022 Subaru Forester orders were shut off for three weeks, and the 2022 Crosstrek was down for two weeks in March. But both models are now back online for Subaru of America retailers.
Our source told us Subaru of America shut down all new 2022 Forester compact SUV orders on Monday, March 7, and the 2022 Crosstrek subcompact SUV a week later on March 14.
Subaru Corporation stopped production of the Forester and Crosstrek for ten days in 2022 because of supply chain issues and after a major earthquake in Japan.
Subaru is especially susceptible to the shortage of semiconductors and Automotive News (by subscription) says “because of its small size and extensive use of commonized components, executives say.” CFO Katsuyuki Mizuma told Automotive News it was still unclear when supply chains and production levels would return to normal.
What does it mean for U.S. customers this spring?
Customers in the U.S. can now order the refreshed 2022 Subaru Forester and new 2022 Crosstrek all-wheel-drive models from Subaru of America retailers.
What is the best way to order a Forester or Crosstrek?
During the new model shortages, ordering a new vehicle from Subaru retailers and shipping from the factory is the customer's best option. Building the new car ensures you get the exact trim level, color, and option package you want and is a little-known method to save time tracking down a vehicle that fits your needs.
You can also lock in the price ahead of time, and there are no surprises. Subaru of America is unique regarding tight inventory because U.S. retailers have been selling through their pipeline for years. The most important thing through this process is to have patience.
What is the price of the 2022 Subaru Forester?
The 2022 Forester comes in six trim levels; The base Forester starts at $26,320, Premium ($29,320), Sport ($30,890), Limited ($33,000), new Wilderness ($33,945), and Touring ($36,420). Pricing includes destination and delivery fees ($1,125).
What is the price of the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek?
The 2022 Crosstrek comes in five trim levels for customers. The base trim has an MSRP of $23,570, Premium ($24,720), Sport ($27,920), Limited ($29,420) and Crosstrek Hybrid ($37,895). Prices include destination and delivery fees ($1,125).
How long will it take to have the models shipped from Japan?
If you order a new 2022 Subaru Forester or 2022 Crosstrek this spring, it will take approximately four-to-six months to get the model through the pipeline and the backorders of the popular SUVs. Stay tuned to Torque News via Subaru Report for the latest new model updates.
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Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in a consulting role working with every major car brand. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Check out Subaru Report where he covers all of the Japanese automaker's models. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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