- Mahindra Scorpio N attracts the highest waiting period
- Tata Nexon EV is the most affordable e-SUV in the country and it also grabs a high waiting period
- The latest entrant Maruti Grand Vitara and Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder too gets a huge waiting period
Buying a new car is a dream for many and with those dreams comes a lot of waiting. Yes, with the shortage of semiconductor chips globally, the production of several cars are hit and thus the high waiting period for cars. With this, manufacturers have also been delisting some of the exclusive features too. In this article, we share the list of top SUVs that gets the highest waiting period if you're looking to book them in the month of October.
Mahindra Scorpio N
Mahindra launched the Scorpio N just a few months ago and it is so popular today that it attracts a waiting time of at least 21 months in some cities. It grabbed over 1 lakh bookings in just 30 minutes and the carmaker had to temporarily halt the bookings for this SUV. It is priced from Rs 11.99 lakh to Rs 23.90 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi.
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The direct rival to Tata Safari, XUV700 was launched about a year ago. It still attracts a waiting period of 16 months for some cities. Under the hood, it gets a 2.0L mStallion petrol motor and a 2.2L mHawk turbocharged diesel engine. It is priced from Rs 13.45 lakh to Rs 24.95 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi.
One of the popular C-SUVs in the segment that is available with a 6-speed diesel automatic too gets a waiting period of 9 months. You have to connect with the nearest dealership that which trim attracts the highest waiting period. It is available in three engine options - 1.0L turbo petrol, 1.2L petrol and 1.5L diesel.
Hyundai Creta has a massive fan following. Its success is because of the features loaded up to the brim, after-sales support and multiple engine options to choose from. The Creta rivals MG Astor, Maruti Grand Vitara, Kia Seltos, and Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder. It attracts a waiting period of 9 months for some variants.
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The first compact SUV to feature connected car technology, Venue gets a waiting period of 7 months. It is available in three engine options - 1.2L petrol, 1.5L diesel and 1.0L turbocharged petrol motor. It is priced from Rs 7.53 lakh to Rs 12.72 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi.
Both Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos share the same platform and engine options. However, the same cannot be said about the high waiting period as Seltos only gets a wait time of 7 months. On the other hand, Hyundai Creta gets a waiting period of 9 months for some variants. This mid-size SUV is priced from Rs 10.49 lakh to Rs 18.65 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi.
Maruti Grand Vitara and Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder
The recent entry to the mid-size SUV segment has been made by two models - Maruti Grand Vitara and Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder. These SUVs are so popular that they already get a waiting period of 7 months. Both are available with two engine options - 1.5L mild-hybrid petrol and 1.5L strong hybrid petrol.
The most affordable 4x4 in the country, Thar gets a waiting period of 6 months. It was launched in 2020 and still, is one of the most popular SUVs to pick from. It is priced from Rs 13.58 lakh to Rs 16.58 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi.
Tata Punch and Nexon
Tata Punch and Nexon gets a waiting period of 5 months and 6 months, respectively. The EV version of the Nexon has the highest waiting period of up to 8 months for some trims. The Nexon EV also happens to be one of the most affordable electric SUVs present in the country.
Verdict - This waiting period stands for October 2022. With the shortage of semi-conductor chips globally, it could be one of the reasons for the high waiting period for cars. You can connect with your nearest dealership too to get a hold of the exact waiting period for the particular trim, engine option and colour you're looking for.