For some months, the global vehicle industry has been battling with a semiconductor chip shortage. And it’s unlikely that this long-standing issue will be resolved anytime soon. The disruption in the supply chain has had a significant impact on the Indian vehicle market. Vehicle waiting times are at an all-time high, especially for SUVs. Here are the top 5 SUVs in India with the longest wait times as of March 2022.
|Top 5 SUVs With Highest Waiting Period||Waiting Period|
|Mahindra XUV700||Up to 18 months|
|Mahindra Thar||Up to 12 months|
|Hyundai Creta||Up to 10 months|
|Tata Punch||Up to 7 months|
|Kia Seltos/Sonet||Up to 6 months|
1. Mahindra XUV 700
The Mahindra XUV700 is a popular SUV among customers. Depending on the type and colour, the SUV now has a wait time of up to 18 months. The XUV700 starts at Rs 12.95 lakh for the base model and rises to Rs 23.79 lakh for the top-of-the-line model. The 2.0L mStallion turbo petrol and 2.2L mHawk turbo diesel engines generate 200bhp and 155bhp/185bhp (for lower variants)/185bhp (for higher variants), respectively, throughout the model lineup.
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2. Mahindra Thar
The Mahindra Thar compact off-road SUV has the second-longest waiting list in the country. It necessitates a 12-month waiting period. At the moment, the model is priced between Rs 13.17 lakh and Rs 15.53 lakh. The new Thar comes with a 2.0L turbo petrol engine that produces 152 horsepower or a 2.2L turbo diesel engine that produces 132 horsepower. It comes equipped with a 4X4 system and a manual shift transfer case with a low ratio.
3. Hyundai Creta
The Hyundai Creta is one of the most popular SUVs on the market. In February 2022, it saw a substantial YoY sales loss of 21.5 percent. There is a 10-month waiting time for the Creta. The pricing of the model is currently between Rs 10.23 lakh and Rs 17.94 lakh. There are three engine options: 113bhp 1.5L NA petrol, 113bhp 1.5L turbo diesel, and 138bhp 1.4L turbo petrol.
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4. Tata Punch
In some cities, the Tata Punch has a seven-month waiting list. Since its launch in mid-October 2021, the firm has sold over 32,000 units of its smallest SUV. The 1.2L petrol engine, which produces 86bhp and 113Nm of torque, is available in the compact SUV. The company just raised pricing across the board.
5. Kia Seltos/ Sonet
Depending on versions, Kia’s Seltos and Sonet SUVs have a waiting period of up to 6 months. The Sonet costs between Rs 6.95 lakh and Rs 13.69 lakh, while the Seltos costs between Rs 9.95 lakh and Rs 18.19 lakh. The Seltos has a 115bhp 1.5L petrol engine, a 140bhp 1.4L turbo petrol engine, and a 115bhp 1.5L diesel engine. Three engines are available for the Sonet: an 83bhp 1.2L NA petrol, a 120bhp 1.0L turbo petrol, and a 100bhp 1.5L turbo diesel.