The rising popularity of SUVs in India has seen a boom in the sub-4 meter SUV segment. The reason for their popularity can be attributed to the fact that they are relatively affordable than other SUV segments, offer good ground clearance and come with a whole lot of features. Some of the most popular vehicles in this segment include the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, and the Ford Ecosport. Now since this is one of the most hotly contested segments in the market along with one of the best selling ones, the waiting periods on some of the models is quite high.
As for the month of July, The Hyundai Venue has the longest waiting period on it according to a report by Cardekho ranging from 7 days in Chennai and 21 days in Mumbai and Thane to Hyderabad where the waiting period is six months. The average waiting period of the Venue across the country is around 2 months. Other major cities like New Delhi, Lucknow, and Kolata have a waiting period of 2 months while others like Bengaluru have a wait time of 4 months.
Next up is the Mahindra XUV300 which has an average waiting period between 1-2 months. Metro cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Kolkata have waiting periods of 45 days, 1 month, 3 months, and 45 days respectively while some cities like Chennai and Indore have no waiting period at all. Talking about the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, the SUV is readily available across the country despite being the segment’s bestseller. Several major cities like New Delhi, Lucknow, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, and Surat don’t have any waiting period at all. Others have waitings periods ranging from 1 month in Mumbai and Chennai to 45 days in Pune, which is also the highest wait period on the Vitara Brezza this month.
Coming to another popular choice in the segment, the Tata Nexon is available quite easily across the country. In several major cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Lucknow and Hyderabad, the Nexon can be had instantly as there is no waiting period on the car. Other cities have varying waiting periods ranging from 1 month in Chennai, 15 days in Surat and Ahemdabad, and 15 days in Surat and Ahemdabad.
Last up is the Ford Ecosport, which is the oldest sub-4 meter SUV in the market among the ones listed here. The Ford Ecosport is also readily available across India and in most of the cities, you can get the vehicle almost instantly. This includes Coimbatore, Indore, Surat, Kolkata, Pune and New Delhi among others. Other major cities have waiting periods ranging from 45 days in Bangalore, 15 days in Mumbai, 20 days in Hyderabad and 2 months in Ahemdabad to 21 days in Chandigarh and 15 days in Ghaziabad.