Isuzu says demand for its D-Max pick-up is currently outstripping supply, and has advised customers to place orders early due to increased waiting times.

The manufacturer said that, along with the wider motor industry, it was being affected by a worldwide shortage of key components, semiconductors and materials, and that this was having an impact on vehicle production and availability.

It said that while it was currently working hard to meet customer demand, the production and shipping challenges it currently faced meant longer waits.

Isuzu UK brand director Alan Able said: “We are committed to providing the most transparent sales process possible and urge any customers who may wish to purchase a D-Max later in 2022 or perhaps into 2023 to start discussions with their local Isuzu dealer as soon as possible.

“Although not impacted as severely as many other manufacturers, we are still working tirelessly with the vehicle production facility in Thailand to minimise customer waiting times and we will provide as much information to dealers as we can to ensure our customers are always on the fastest route possible to a new Isuzu D-Max.”