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Waiting period on Maruti cars increases post lockdown in the Indian market.

Who had thought that a virus could bring us down on our knees. Well this is exactly what the Coronavirus pandemic has done not only to us but to the others as well around the world. The economy and businesses were adversely affected with almost no sale of commodities during the month of April. Moreover, the initiation of a full lockdown followed by a partial one meant that manufacturing could not really reach to their optimum point due to the social distancing norms. From here arises this latest piece of information that the waiting on Maruti cars has gone up post lockdown due to shortage in supply. 

According to a media publication, the waiting period on Maruti Swift, Dzire, Ertiga and Brezza are believed to go up in the coming days. This is according to a communication sent out by the homegrown automaker to its dealers across the country informing them about the delay of their BS6 stock.  

As per the list, the Maruti Swift will now attract a waiting period of 3-4 weeks. With a facelift version due sometime this year, the Swift has had a good run in the hearts of the Indian consumers which is why since its introduction back in 2005, the hatchback has sold more than 22 lakhs units. Currently the BS6 Maruti Swift offers only a 1.2 litre petrol engine. There is no diesel due to the implementation of the BS6 emission norms because of which the company had to ditch the BS4 1.3 litre diesel unit. 

Coming to Maruti Dzire, Ertiga and Brezza, the waiting period would be around 1-2 weeks. The Dzire which is the best selling compact sedan in its segment comes equipped with a 1.2 litre petrol engine. Currently there is no diesel in the model lineup. As for Maruti Ertiga and Vitara Brezza, both of them come equipped with a 1.5 litre K Series petrol engine. The automaker is also providing a CNG range to fill the void for the absence of diesel powertrains.  

Source: Rushlane 

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