Despite the pandemic, automobile manufacturers have launched quite a few cars in our country. The demand for cars has only increased since then. Due to this, the waiting periods of some cars have increased quite a bit. Here are 5 top-selling cars that have the highest waiting periods currently.
The new generation of Thar was an instant hit for Mahindra. It took the market by storm when it was launched last year in our country. The current waiting period for the SUV is up to 1 year for some cities. The price of the Thar starts at Rs. 12.11 lakhs ex-showroom and goes all the way up to Rs. 14.16 lakhs ex-showroom. As of now, there is no direct competitor to Thar. Force will soon be launching the Gurkha Facelift in the third quarter of 2021.
Hyundai launched the Creta last year in the Indian market and it is still the best selling mid-size SUV. The waiting period for the Creta is 9 months in some cities. Even the demand for the base variant is quite high. The Creta starts at Rs. 9.99 lakhs ex-showroom and goes all the way up to Rs. 17.70 lakhs ex-showroom. There are quite a bit of alternatives available in the market if you cannot wait for so long. There is the Seltos for which you would have to wait for up to 5 months in some cities. There is also the recently launched Skoda Kushaq which is also competing in the mid-size SUV segment.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
The Ertiga is the best selling MPV in the Indian market. It is also used widely as a commercial vehicle. Due to this, it stays in heavy demand. The Ertiga starts at Rs. 7.81 lakhs ex-showroom and the top-end variant costs Rs. 10.59 lakhs ex-showroom. It does not have a direct rival but the closest MPV that you can get in terms of pricing is the Maruti Suzuki XL6. The XL6 feels and looks more premium than the Ertiga. So, it also costs more and is sold only through the Nexa dealerships. The XL6 starts at Rs. 9.94 lakhs ex-showroom.
The Magnite was launched last year in the Indian market. It is one of the most affordable compact SUVs that you can get in the Indian market. The Magnite starts at Rs. 5.59 lakhs ex-showroom and goes up to Rs. 10 lakhs ex-showroom. In some cities, the waiting period for the Magnite has extended to 6 to 7 months. Fortunately, there are a lot of other options that you can get instead of the Magnite. There is the Renault Kiger which shares the underpinnings, engine and transmissions with the Magnite. The Kiger has a maximum waiting period of 1 to 2 months. The Kiger starts at Rs. 5.64 lakhs ex-showroom.
The Sonet is also one of the most successful compact SUVs in the Indian market. It is also one of the best looking compact SUVs. The Sonet starts at Rs. 6.79 lakhs ex-showroom and the top-end variant costs Rs. 13.35 lakhs ex-showroom. The waiting period could be up to 5 months depending on the city. If you are looking for an alternative then you can opt for the Hyundai Venue as it is also priced similarly and shares the same engine and transmission options. Even the space on offer is quite similar but the Sonet has a bigger boot. The Venue costs Rs. 6.92 lakhs ex-showroom.