2020 was the year of mischiefs with a lot of hustle and bustle. Nevertheless, that year taught us a zillion things. Amidst these conditions the profit everybody wanted was to make through those difficult times alive. That said, this was the exact case with the global automotive industry India being no exception.
As we were closing the year the automotive industry saw some light of revival. Well, all that is history and now, the industry is on its way to get back on its feet. Almost all the carmakers here in India are nearly back to ‘normal’ or rather used the new normal.
This can truly be said as the waiting periods of some cars are breaking the skies. So, to make things a little convenient here are 8 such cars for which you may have to wait to get hands-on.
Disclaimer: The waiting periods mentioned are as per the date this article was published and may change with time. Also, these waiting periods may differ with place and dealership or both.
Maruti Suzuki Swift (Up to 5 Months)
No doubt, that Maruti has to have at least one vehicle in this list where people have to wait for the vehicle. Despite high vehicle production Maruti Suzuki Swift is one of the hatchbacks from Maruti’s stable that boasts of a waiting period of about 3-4 months.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga (Up to 8 Months)
One of the most affordable MPV in the Indian market is the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. People willing to travel with their joint family generally have an Ertiga as it offers the perfect Bang for you every penny. Additionally, there is no straight competition against the Ertiga as of now so it is evident that the waiting periods for the vehicle are going to be high.
Maruti Suzuki Alto (Up to 4 Months)
The Japanese carmaker here in India is known for making great value for money vehicles. One such entry-level hatch going for long and still is strong is the ‘Alto’. This definitely makes the vehicle worth buying. After all who wants to miss a great piece of this small cake. The result is that the waiting period goes really high. So, to get a Maruti Alto, you may have to wait for about 4 months or maybe less, depending upon the place you are buying it from.
Hyundai i20 (Up to 3 Months)
The latest entry from the Hyundai’s arsenal is the new i20 that was launched last year. (December 2020, meh) Despite the prices going high from the previous generation, the new i20 is selling in abundance that you may have to wait for approximately 4 months to own one. For you to know, the top-end variant of i20 costs around 11.3 lakhs ex-showroom.
Hyundai Creta (Up to 7 Months)
The vehicle that rewrote the definition of the compact SUV here in India is the ‘Hyundai Creta’. With a generation change last year it packs even more punch and more creature comforts. No wonder it is selling in huge numbers. Also, after a decent success of Seltos, Creta is the option that is on the top of a buyer’s list (usually). If you are thinking of buying a Creta you may have to wait for about 7 months.
Kia Sonet (Up to 5 Months)
A new kid around the block of subcompact SUV is the Kia Sonet. Kia’s expectation on this subcompact SUV for a really good sales numbers didn’t go in vain. This can be reflected from the waiting periods as it may take 5 months to get one.
Mahindra Thar (Up to 10 Months)
The new generation of the Mahindra Thar offers a ton of practicality with the convenience of driving it in the city. This is something that the previous Thar was deprived of. With this off-roader ticking the right boxes it becomes a lot more tempting in turn more customers are going and buying one for themselves. To do exactly that, you may have to wait for nearly 10 months to own this Mahindra Thar.
Nissan Magnite (Up to 8 Months)
Moving to the lifeline of the Japnese carmaker ‘Nissan’, the Magnite is indeed like an angel to the company. Nissan was witnessing a lot of downfall over the years but after the launch of Magnite, it is doing fairly well. That said if you go in a Nissan showroom willing to buy a Magnite, get ready to hear a waiting period of up to 8 months.