SUVs have a large following. The sturdy chassis, tough appearance, and excellent performance that they provide have swamped the Indian marketplaces with enthusiastic buyers anxious to acquire these mean machines. SUV sales plummeted as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic.
However, as the number of instances has decreased, there has been a dramatic increase in demand. The increase is so rapid that automakers are overwhelmed, and the waiting list of vehicle aficionados eager to buy certain SUV models is expanding by the day.
Here’s a list of the top ten SUVs that are making prospective buyers wait far longer than they should.
The new Mahindra Thar reached the market and quickly became the most popular off-road vehicle. Car enthusiasts are still salivating over the SUV, which has been updated in terms of performance and appearance and comes at a fair price. As a result, Mahindra Thar is at the top of our list, with a 12-month waiting period for its versions.
This is one of the most popular midsize SUVs on the market. Hyundai just released a facelifted Creta model. The manufacturer has stated that demand for Creta is three times the rate of manufacturing, according to a GaadiWaadi article. Customers often have to wait anywhere from a month to four months to get their hands on a Hyundai Creta. The most popular variation is the basic model, which has a nine-month wait time.
The Nissan Magnite is the automaker’s best-selling vehicle for the Indian market. The automobile is just a year old in India, but it already has a lengthy list of pleased consumers. In certain places, the Nissan Magnite has a waiting list of up to eight months.
With this model, the Korean automaker entered the Indian market and sold around 89,000 vehicles. Kia’s first production factory was established in India, and the company currently produces Made-in-India Seltos. Interested customers will have to wait around five months to get behind the wheel of this SUV.
Seltos’s younger sister, Kia Sonet, had a great first year in India as well. The Kia Sonet, which is gradually dominating the compact SUV market with its transmission diversity and feature-rich interiors, has a five-month waiting list.
The Tata Nexon is a fantastic choice for Indian roads, with its stunning aesthetics and incredible ground clearance. To appeal to the environmentally-conscious consumer base, the vehicle’s diesel and petrol variants were recently followed by an EV model. The Nexon EV has a two-month waiting time, while the conventional fuel models have a five-month waiting period.
With the Renault Kiger, the French automaker established itself as a competitor in the sub-4-metre SUV market, and it has been a big hit with Indian drivers. The waiting time might be up to four months, depending on the city of purchase and the automobile model.
Hyundai Venue, which is neck and neck with competitors such as Sonet in terms of pricing and range of variations, has a sizable following in India. Depending on the model, a potential customer can either buy the automobile right away by going to the dealership or must wait nearly three months.
Morris Garages, headquartered in the United Kingdom, excels in the SUV market. The MG Hector is well-liked among SUV fans because of its continual attempts to make the driving experience pleasant and technology-driven under its Car-as-a-platform (CAAP) concept. Because it is a high-tech vehicle, the car’s waiting period has been prolonged to three months due to a global semiconductor scarcity and strong demand.
Tata Safari just had a big makeover and now has a more attractive appearance than before. Since taking over Range Rover and Jaguar in 2008, Tata has done a fantastic job with the cars’ look. The home-grown Tata Safari may make its consumers wait anywhere from one to three months because of its loyal customer base.