You will see that 7 out of 10 cars on the road are sub-compact SUVs, if you take a walk any time of the day(of course with your mask on). Since the launch of SUVs in India, Indians have gone bonkers.
SUV demand continues to grow in our country. In recent months, the waiting period for some of the SUVs has increased significantly. This is the result of the semiconductor chip crisis in the country.
Mahindra XUV700: 18 Months Waiting Period
The Mahindra XUV700 has the longest waiting period of all cars on sale in India right now. The waiting period for certain Mahindra Thar variants is almost a year, and select variants could take up to 18 months to arrive. Hyundai Creta’s base variant has a waiting time of around ten months, and other variants have a waiting time of up to five months.
Tata Punch, one of the top-selling cars in the Indian market recently, has a waiting period that ranges from four to seven months.
KIA Sonet and Seltos have a waiting period of up to 6 months, depending on the variant selected. Tata Nexon’s waiting period goes up to five months for its ICE (petrol and diesel) version, and three months for its electric version (Nexon EV). The bestselling large SUV, Toyota Fortuner has a waiting period of up to four months for select variants. MG Astor also has a four-month waiting period depending on the variant selected.
Magnite SUV is the product that changed Nissan’s fortunes in India. In addition, the little crossover can take up to four months from booking to delivery, depending on stock availability.
In India, the waiting period for SUVs is listed in the following table:
Model & Waiting Period
Model & Waiting Period Up to (in months)
Mahindra XUV700: 18
Mahindra Thar: 12
Hyundai Creta: 10
Tata Punch: 7
Kia Sonet: 6
Kia Seltos: 6
Tata Nexon: 5(3 for Nexon EV)
Toyota Fortuner: 4
MG Astor: 4
Nissan Magnite: 4