Although the compact car industry in India is declining, the demand for them remains high. The hatchback class continues to attract a large number of new buyers each month, and due to high demand, the waiting period for many hatchbacks in India is currently fairly long.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno
Maruti Baleno has a maximum waiting period of roughly four months after being significantly modified for the Indian market a few months ago. The AMT version has the greatest wait, with manual models having a lesser wait — up to two months, according to our dealer sources.
The Tata Tiago is a popular choice among new car buyers, and for good reason. It is one of the safest vehicles in its class (according to Global NCAP), and it also comes with a CNG powertrain option. For both the petrol and i-CNG variants of the Tata hatchback, the waiting time can be up to four months.
The i20, Hyundai’s premium hatchback, currently has a lengthy waiting list. Depending on the variant chosen, new purchasers could have to wait up to three months for delivery! This also applies to the ‘N Line’ performance version.
The Tata Altroz is India’s sole hatchback with a 5-star Global NCAP adult safety certification. Tata’s premium hatchback also comes with a considerable wait time; depending on the model, the wait time can range from a month to three months for both petrol and diesel versions.
|Maruti Baleno||Up to 4 months|
|Tata Tiago||Up to 4 months|
|Hyundai I20||Up to 3 months|
|Tata Altroz||Up to 3 months|
|Maruti Alto||Up to 2 months, Up to 3 months CNG Variant|
The Alto, Maruti’s most economical model, is in high demand in the Indian vehicle market. It has a two-month waiting time for the petrol-only version. The Maruti Alto S-CNG has a slightly longer waiting period of up to three months. This is still one of the better solutions for folks on a budget to consider.