The entry-level hatchback segment is the top-selling segment among all due to obvious reasons. It offers the most affordable cars and several popular models constitute this segment. This includes the Maruti Suzuki WagonR, Tata Tiago, Hyundai Santro, Maruti Suzuki Celerio and the Datsun Go among others. Due to high demands, the waiting periods of some of these hatchbacks are soaring high right now. Here is a list of these hatchbacks with their waiting period against the city of availability for the month of August, courtesy Cardekho.
|Maruti Wagon R||Tata Tiago||Hyundai Santro||Maruti Celerio||Datsun GO|
|Delhi||Upto 6 months||20 days||20 days||15 days||No waiting|
|Gurugram||Upto 6 weeks||2 weeks||4 weeks||No waiting||No waiting|
|Noida||No waiting||No waiting||1 month||2 weeks||No waiting|
|Bengaluru||Upto 4 weeks||1 week||No waiting||5 weeks||8 weeks|
|Mumbai||No waiting||1 month||25 days||6 weeks||15 days|
|Hyderabad||Upto 4 weeks||20 days||2 months||6 weeks||No waiting|
|Pune||No waiting||No waiting||2 weeks||No waiting||No waiting|
|Chennai||No waiting||No waiting||No waiting||No waiting||No waiting|
|Jaipur||No waiting||1 month||10 days||No waiting||No waiting|
|Ahmedabad||No waiting||1 week||No waiting||No waiting||No waiting|
|Lucknow||Upto 6 weeks||No waiting||No waiting||20 days||10 days|
|Chandigarh||No waiting||4 weeks||No waiting||3 weeks||1 month|
|Patna||No waiting||No waiting||15 days||No waiting||No waiting|
|Indore||3 months||No waiting||No waiting||No waiting||No waiting|
Speaking of waiting periods, the Maruti Suzuki WagonR is having the longest waiting period on it this August. However, do note that the waiting periods here are only an approximation and could vary depending on the variant, powertrain options and choice of colour among other factors. Coming to the WagonR, the hatchback is having a waiting period of up to 6 months in Delhi and 3 months in Indore. In other cities like Patna, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai and Noida, the hatchback can be had almost instantly. Others like Lucknow and Gurugram have a waiting period of 6 weeks while Bengaluru and Hyderabad have a waiting period of 4 weeks.
Next up is the Hyundai Santro, which can be had almost instantly in cities like Bengaluru, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Indore and Chandigarh. The maximum waiting period for the Santro is 2 months in Hyderabad while for other cities, its waiting period hovers between 10 days to 25 days. Coming to the Tata Tiago, the stylish hatchback is having a maximum waiting period of 1 month in cities like Mumbai and Jaipur. The hatchback is readily available in cities like Pune, Chennai, Noida, Lucknow, Patna and Indore while other cities like Delhi, Gurugram, Ahemdabad and Bengaluru, the waiting period ranges from 1 week to 4 weeks.
Moving on, we have the Maruti Suzuki Celerio which has a maximum waiting period of up to 6 weeks in cities like Mumbai and Hyderabad. The hatchback is easily available in other cities like Gurugram, Pune, Chennai, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Patna and Noida while others like Lucknow, Delhi, Bengaluru, and Chandigarh have a waiting period ranging from 15 days to 5 weeks. Last up here is the Datsun GO, which is readily available in most of the cities including Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Hyderabad, Pune, Chennai, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Patna and Indore. In the remaining cities the waiting period ranges from 10 days to 8 weeks.