Cars and SUVs with Highest Waiting Period in India

Checkout the list of top cars and SUVs with the highest waiting period in India as of March 2021.
  • Published On: 09/03/21
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  • Mahindra Thar’s waiting period has reached 9 months.
  • The base trims of Hyundai Creta have a waiting period of 9 months.
  • Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is the best-selling MPV in the Indian market.

2020 has been a tough year for the automotive industry in terms of sales. Now, when everything is getting back on track, we can definitely see some hope of revival. This can further be justified with the fact that we have seen many new launches in the past few months. With the demand for new cars steadily increasing in the Indian market, the waiting period for a few vehicles has reached the sky limit. Today we will talk about the cars and SUVs that were launched in the Indian market last year but you may have to wait for a long time to get hands-on them. Here we have listed the cars & SUVs with the highest waiting period across the country.

Mahindra Thar: 9 Months

Mahindra & Mahindra launched the second-generation Thar in the country in October 2020. The SUV had a very high demand, such that it affected its production capacity. Currently, the waiting period has reached 9 months. Initially, the new-gen Thar was offered in two trims-AX & LX. But then the company discontinued the base AX variant. The off-roader is an ultimate symbol of toughness, reliability, and safety. It comes loaded with tech features that keeps you connected with your SUV.

 Hyundai Creta: Up to 9 Months 

Hyundai India had launched the new-gen Creta BS6 last year. This best-selling SUV has a high demand which further leads to an incredibly high waiting period. The base trims have a waiting period of up to 9 months while the other variants come with a waiting period of around 3 months. The new SUV adorns Hyundai’s ‘Sensuous Sportiness' design language. Its bold exterior and a new masculine stance sets it apart from every other SUV. It also comes equipped with segment-first features

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga: Up to 8 Months

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is regarded as one of the most affordable MPVs in the Indian market. Talking about the demand for the Ertiga, it is quite strong owing to the fact that the waiting period stretches up to 8 months for select variants in certain cities across the country. The Ertiga MPV flaunts a bold personality. Moving inside the cabin of the MPV, it is quite spacious and comes packed with a host of first-in-class features.

Nissan Magnite: Up to 6.5 Months

Nissan Magnite has received quite an overwhelming response since its launch in December last year. This has further prompted the Japanese automaker to start the third shift at its plant in order to increase the production capacity. At present, the waiting period for Magnite is up to 6.5 months in select cities for certain variants. Furthermore, its muscular lines and dynamic styling give it a bold look. The SUV comes packed with an array of innovative technologies. 


Kia Sonet: Up to 5 Months

Kia Sonet is one of the most sought after sub-compact SUVs in the Indian market. It too has been in demand and this can be justified with its high waiting period that stretches up to 5 months in some cities for a few variants. The subcompact SUV flaunts a brilliant design. Inside the cabin, it comes loaded with segment-first features. Kia Sonet is offered in two trims - Tech Line and GT Line. The SUV is locally developed at Kia’s Anantpur facility.

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