10 cars with maximum waiting time in India in April 2022

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Mahindra XUV700 continues to have maximum waiting time in Indian car market, while a few other cars have been able to reduce their waiting time

In the Indian car market, we are seeing an increase in demand for new cars in recent times. However, due to reasons like shortage of semiconductor chips, car manufacturers are not able to meet that demand in time. This has led to sky-high waiting times for many popular cars nowadays.

Of all the cars currently on sale in India, the Mahindra XUV700 has the longest waiting period, up to 21 months for the selected variant! Its siblings – the Mahindra Thar – also have a long wait, extending up to a year for some variants. Both of these enjoy very strong demand among SUV buyers.

The recently launched Kia Carens also has a wait time of up to a year, but only in a few variants. For most variants, the official waiting time is 3 months to 5 months. The next line includes Kia’s subcompact SUV – the Sonet – which takes 4 to 7 months to wait for delivery, depending on the variant selected.

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In the case of Hyundai Crater, buyers now have to wait 4 to 7 months to take delivery. Maruti Ertiga, the best-selling MPV in the Indian market, wants to wait about 3 to 5 months between booking and delivery, with its CNG variant having surprisingly less official waiting time.

Squadron’s latest entry into the Indian car market – Slavia – has already managed to collect over 10,000 bookings. Due to its high demand, the waiting period for it now goes up to 4 months. The same is true of the new Baleno Facelift – with up to 4 months of waiting time for its selected variant due to high demand.

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Model The wait is over
Mahindra XUV700 Up to 21 months
Mahindra Thar Up to 12 months
Kia Karens Up to 12 months
Kia Sonnet Up to 7 months
Hyundai Crate Up to 7 months
Maruti Ertiga Up to 5 months
ডkoda Slavia Up to 4 months
Maruti Baleno Up to 4 months
Tata Nexon Up to 4 months (up to 5 months for EV)
Nissan Magnet Up to 4 months

For the IC-engine version of the Tata Nexon (e.g. its petrol and diesel variants), the official waiting time is between 2 months and 4 months. The electric version (Nexon EV), a little longer than the delivery – about 5 months. Rounding out our list is the Nissan Magnet, which has a waiting period of up to 4 months.

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