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These are the top five cars with the highest waiting period in India

These are the top five cars with the highest waiting period in India
  • Despite the surge in demand, the supply chain constraints at the dealer's end have continued to hinder the retail sales.
  • At Business Insider, we have compiled a list of the top 5 cars with the highest waiting periods in the Indian market.
  • Reports have indicated that the waiting period for the New Mahindra Thar is the highest at 10 months.
  • The waiting period for the lower variants of Hyundai Creta, like the base E trim, is as high as 9 months.
The Indian auto sector saw the worst of its nightmares last year, when the sales came to a grinding halt in April led by the coronavirus-induced lockdown. However, as the economy reopened, sales started getting back to normal, and by the end of the September quarter, the passenger vehicle sales recovered fully to the pre-COVID levels.

Despite the surge in demand, the supply chain constraints at the dealer's end have continued to hinder the retail sales. Media reports have indicated that a maximum of 10 months’ waiting period exists for some specific models.

At Business Insider, we have compiled a list of the top 5 cars with the highest waiting periods in the Indian market.

​New Mahindra Thar SUV's waiting period exceeds 10 months

​New Mahindra Thar SUV's waiting period exceeds 10 months
BCCL

The New Mahindra Thar has garnered a strong demand since its launch in October. The reports have indicated that the new off-roader's waiting period is the highest at 10 months. The company has also decided to further ramp-up its production to cater to its customers' needs.

The SUV received over 15,000 bookings in just 18 days post-launch, and the number crossed the 20,000 mark in October 2020.

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​Hyundai Creta’s waiting period is over 9 months

​Hyundai Creta’s waiting period is over 9 months
Hyundai

Hyundai's Creta was one of the top-selling SUVs in India in February. The company sold nearly 12,500 units in February with a year-on-year growth of 1675%. Media reports indicated that for the lower variants, like the base E trim, the waiting period is as high as 9 months, whereas, for other variants, the waiting period is around 3 months.

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​Maruti Ertiga’s waiting period is around 8 months

​Maruti Ertiga’s waiting period is around 8 months
Maruti

The recently launched Maruti Ertiga is one of the best selling multi-purpose vehicles in the Indian market. While Maruti saw tepid sales growth in February, the company sold nearly A total of 10000 units of the Ertiga in February 2021.

The waiting period for Maruti Ertiga is reaching up to 8 months for select variants in a few cities across India.

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​Nissan Magnite’s waiting period can go up to 7 months

​Nissan Magnite’s waiting period can go up to 7 months
Nissan

Nissan launched its Magnite last year in December in the Indian market. The car has received quite an overwhelming response from the buyers.

Reports suggest that the waiting period for Nissan’s Magnite currently stretches up to 7 months for certain variants in the country.

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​Kia Sonet’s waiting period is close to 5 months

​Kia Sonet’s waiting period is close to 5 months
BCCL

Kia Motors India saw an unprecedented demand for its SUV Sonet since its launch in September. The car priced at around ₹6.7 lakh saw demand for nearly 38,000 units in just 4 months of its launch till December.

The demand continues to swell in the Indian market and the waiting period for Kia Sonet stretches up to 5 months.

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