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SUVs With The Highest Waiting Periods In January 2022!

Want to buy a car soon, well good luck! The waiting periods on cars are currently at an all-time high. If you’re looking to buy an SUV, you should really reconsider your decision, unless you want to wait for a minimum of 16 weeks. The semiconductor shortage is the most prominent reason behind these delays in deliveries. Here are 10 SUVs with the Highest Waiting periods in January 2022!

  1. Toyota Fortuner (4 Months)

India’s most beloved full-size SUV, the Toyota Fortuner is the pinnacle in India for comfort and reliability. It has been in the market for quite some time and has seen multiple facelifts. The current variant of the Fortuner stands with a waiting period of around 4 months.

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Toyota Fortuner
  1. Tata Harrier/Safari (3-4 Months)

India’s beloved Safari was launched earlier last year, and people love it. This love is showing in the waiting periods which are now lasting up to 4 months for this 7 seater SUV. The 5-seater variant, ie the Harrier also stands neck to neck with a 4 month waiting period.

Tata Harrier Dark Edition
Tata Harrier Dark Edition
  1. Mahindra XUV700 (Up to 16 Months)

There’s no end to the waiting periods on the XUV700. This SUV is so overbooked that many customers have estimated delivery dates of 2023! The XUV700 is no doubt, an excellent product, but the waiting periods are a deal-breaker for many potential customers.

Mahindra XUV700
Mahindra XUV700
  1. Mahindra Thar (up to 12 Months)

The launch of the Mahindra Thar in October 2020 was quite the awaited event and Mahindra ended up with 15000 bookings in the first 17 days of its launch. Enthusiasts had waited a long time before they could see the charm and capabilities of the Thar in a new avatar. If you’re looking to own a Thar right now, you won’t be seeing it for a long time. Dealers are quoting waiting periods of up to 10 months for the beast.

  1. MG Hector (3-4 Months)

MG’s Hector has also suffered from the hit of semiconductor shortage. While this SUV never had elongated waiting periods earlier, they have come up to 4 months in recent months. Hector’s plush interior, ample space and a gazillion features make it a very desirable SUV, especially for chauffeur-driven customers.

MG Hector
MG Hector

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  1. KIA Seltos (6-8 Months)

Kia Motors have sold over 200,000 cars in India in a very short period of time. They have gained immense popularity in the sub-20Lakh segment. As of today, depending on the variant you choose, a Kia Seltos is going to have you waiting for at least 4-6 months.

Kia Seltos X-Line
Kia Seltos X-Line
  1. Hyundai Creta (6-8 Months)

The Creta is by no means behind its Korean sibling. It is the most popular car in the segment owing and has an average waiting period of 5 months. The base variant of the Creta is so much in demand that you might have to wait for a Year to get your hands on one.

Updated Hyundai Creta
Hyundai Creta
  1. MG Astor (4-5 Months)

The Astor has silently taken over the market with a storm. It is the only car in the segment that offers ADAS features. It also offers a plush, leather-covered interior along with soft-touch materials all over the dashboard. All these segment-first features have driven the Astor up to this list of SUVs with the highest waiting periods.

MG Astor
MG Astor
  1. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga (6-8 Months)

The Suzuki Ertiga is a decently comfortable and reliable people mover in a very affordable price range. The CNG variant of the Ertiga is in very high demand as it is the only MUV that comes with a factory-installed CNG Kit, all others are available only in Petrol or Diesel variants. The waiting period on this one is around 6-8 months as of now.

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga New Sales Record
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
  1. KIA Sonet (6-7 Months)

The Kia Sonnet is Kia’s answer to the Hyundai Venue and the Tata Nexon. There aren’t a lot of options in this segment and when the Sonnet came in along with some segment-first features like Ventilated Seats and Front Parking Sensors, the new buyers received it really well. Right now, the Kia Sonnet has a waiting period of up to 7 months.

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Kia Sonet

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