Wait 365 Days To Get Mahindra Thar Delivered! Highest Waiting Period For These 10 Bestselling SUVs
SUVs are the new favorite of the nation. Automakers are also doing their best to quench the SUV thirst of the nation. But the disruption in the supply chains of the world and the global semiconductor chip shortage are causing a delay in delivery of these most in-demand cars for several months. Here, we bring you some of the SUVs which have waiting periods ranging from several months to a year in some cases
1. Mahindra Thar
Since its launch in October last year, the second-gen Mahindra Thar has been a massive hit in the Indian market. The production, however, is way slower courtesy of semiconductor shortage. At some places, select variants of the Thar have a waiting period of around a year
2. Hyundai Creta
Hyundai Creta has become an apple of the eye of Indian consumers. Currently, depending on the variant chosen the Creta has a waiting period of up to ten months in a few cities across India
3. Mahindra XUV700
Since its inception in September this year, Mahindra XUV700 has become an attraction for customers. The manufacturer is trying to lower the demand for the vehicle by offering an alternative with lower features, thus reducing the dependence on chips. As per sources, the wait for delivery goes up to seven months for new bookings.
4. Kia Seltos
Kia Seltos shares its platform and powertrain options with the Creta, and offers even more features than the latter! At present, the waiting period for the Seltos stretches up to four months which might vary depending on the dealership location and the chosen variant
5. Kia Sonet
Kia’s compact SUV –the Sonet has multiple engines and transmission choices on offer, along with a lot of features and equipment. In select cities, this car has a waiting period that ranges up to 10 months
6. Tata Nexon
Tata Nexon is one of the safest cars on sale in our market and is available with three powertrain choices – petrol, diesel, and electric. The petrol and diesel variants have a waiting period of up to three months. At the same time, for the electric variant (Nexon EV) the wait is longer, at around six months.
7. Nissan Magnite
The Magnite, not only has an appealing design but aggressive pricing and frugal engine options. Even though, because of strong demand, Nissan has already ramped up the production, but the Magnite still has a waiting period of up to five months, depending on the chosen variant and dealership location.
8. Tata Punch
Tata’s micro-SUV, although has one engine option on offer, it is one of the safest cars one can buy on a tight budget, which makes it a brilliant choice to consider for new buyers. The waiting period for the Punch is around three to four months.
9. MG Astor
As of now, MG Astor is the most technologically advanced midsize SUV on sale in India, offering ADAS, a plethora of connected features, and even an AI personal assistant. The car has a waiting period for the Astor is around four months
10. Renault Kiger
This crossover enjoys decent popularity here, thanks to its handsome design, affordable pricing, and frugal powertrain options. Currently, the waiting period for this car is approximately four months.