I placed an order for a base model AWD ID.4 back in April. It hasn't been locked in yet, or frozen as my salesman says. Over the past couple of months I've been told to expect it in Oct/Nov. I was informed today by the salesman that VW just announced a one month delay in ALL vehicles. I don't know if this is a chip shortage issue or their factory is being impacted by flooding....or just what's going on. Take your pick of calamity options these days.
I quipped to the salesman that maybe I'll receive a 2022 model instead. He responded that, "In over a decade of working at a VW dealership, you'll only know for certain when a car will arrive when it's on the lot." This VW dealership is on Vancouver Island in BC and so it's got a long way to go from that port in Halifax on the other side of North America.
On the plus side of being delayed is that they'll have some of the software issues worked out by then!