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Top 10 cars with the highest waiting time in July 2022

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Mahindra XUV700 still has the highest waiting time in the Indian car market with a waiting time of up to 22 months

In the Indian car market, we have recently seen an increasing demand for newly launched cars. However, factors such as a shortage of semiconductor chips are preventing car manufacturers from meeting that demand in a timely manner. This has led to many popular cars today having sky-high waiting times.

In the current month (July 2022), the Mahindra XUV700 has the longest waiting time of any car currently on sale in India, up to 22 months for select variants! His brother – Mahindra Thar – also has a huge waiting time, which can go up to a year for a few variants. Both SUVs enjoy very strong buyer demand and New ScorpioN will be added to the list very soon.

The recently launched Kia Carens also has a waiting time of up to one year, but only on a few variants. For most variants, the official waiting time ranges from 3 months to 5 months. Next in line is Kia’s subcompact SUV – Sonet – for which the waiting time for delivery ranges from 3 months to 7 months, depending on the variant chosen.

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Maruti Ertiga, the best-selling MPV in the Indian market, demands a waiting time of about 5 to 7 months between booking and delivery, while the CNG variant requires an even higher waiting time – about 7 months to 9 months. As for Hyundai Creta, buyers now have to wait anywhere from 4 months to 7 months to receive the delivery.

Toyota Fortuner, due to high demand, the waiting time for it is now as high as 7 months. The same is the case with Baleno’s new facelift – thanks to strong demand, it has a waiting time of up to 4 months for selected variants.

Fashion model Waiting period
Mahindra XUV700 Up to 22 months
Mahindra Thar Up to 12 months
Kia Carens Up to 12 months
Maruti Ertiga Up to 7 months (9 months for the CNG variant)
Kia Sonet Up to 7 months
Hyundai Crete Up to 7 months
Toyota Fortuner Up to 7 months
Maruti Baleno Up to 4 months
Tata Nexon Up to 4 months (up to 5 months for EV)
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For the Tata Nexon combustion engine version (ie the petrol and diesel variants), the official waiting time varies between 2 months and 4 months. As for the electric version (Nexon EV), the waiting time for delivery is slightly longer – about 5 months. Rounding out our list is the recently launched New Hyundai Venue, which has a waiting time of up to 4 months.