The Indian automotive market is seeing a positive shift in trend towards SUVs and compact SUVs. Both homegrown and international manufacturers are hustling to keep deliveries up to date and bring out new exciting models every year. However, The global chip shortage has had a negative impact on car production and led to a high waiting period in the SUV and Compact SUV segment. In this article, we will take a look at the top 5 SUVs with the highest waiting period.

1. Mahindra XUV700: Up to 19 months

The XUV 700 is the flagship model from The homegrown automaker. This car broke records for bookings and is having high demand in the Indian auto market. The demand is because of its affordable price list, loads of features and the good looks of the SUV resulting in the highest waiting period. 

The SUV gets its power from the same engine seen in the Thar but in a different state of tune. Moreover, the car is available in both petrol and diesel powertrains. The gasoline motor can produce 200 PS and 380 Nm of torque. While the diesel motor generates 185PS and up to 450Nm. The car also gets an optional AWD setup. 

2. Mahindra Thar: Up to 12 months

Mahindra Thar became an instant success with its new avatar. The new design styling similar to Jeep Wrangler helped Mahindra sell Thars like hotcakes. Thar gets its power from a 2-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 2.2-litre diesel motor. The former produces 150PS and 320Nm of torque, while the latter generates 130PS and 300Nm of torque. Moreover, The Thar gets a 4×4 drivetrain as standard across all models.

3. Hyundai Creta: Up to 10 months

The Creta has stayed on top of the sales list for quite a while. The extensive service and retail network Hyundai has is always an icing on the cake for its customers. Creta features 3 different powertrains a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated gasoline motor generates 115PS and 144Nm of torque. Second 1.5-litre diesel motor that produces 115PS and 250Nm of torque, and a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine that has 140PS of power 242Nm of peak torque. 

4. Tata Punch: Up to 9 months

Tata Punchis the automaker’s new Micro SUV. This car was launched as a starter SUV for Customers who wanted an SUV experience at a reasonable price. We can see the success of this new vehicle in its demand. The Tata Punch has got the same 1.2-litre petrol engine seen in the Altroz. This motor can generate 86PS and 113Nm of peak torque. Furthermore, the engine comes integrated to a 5-speed manual or a 5 speed AMT transmission setup.

5. Kia Sonet: Up to 6 months

The modern and aggressive design styling along with the value for money features put Kia’s cars ahead of the rest. The Sonet gets a great exterior styling. Also, under the hood, the SUV gets 3 different engine configurations. the first 1-litre turbo-petrol engine can generate 120PS and 172Nm of peak torque. The second 1.2-litre petrol motor churns out 83PS and 115Nm of torque. Furthermore, the 1.5-litre diesel generates 115PS and 250Nm of peak torque.

FAQs

1. Is XUV 700 a safe car?

Yes. In fact, the XUV 700 has a 5-star GNCAP safety rating. 

2. Does the Hyundai Creta Have an AWD system?

No. The Hyundai Creta has a front-wheel-drive drivetrain.

3. What is the Tata Kaziranga Edition? 

Tata recently launched the Kaziranga Edition to all its SUV lineup as a tribute to the Kaziranga national park in Assam. 

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