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The demand for all cars are not equal in the automotive market as the demand for few cars in the market are comparatively higher. Here is the list of top 10 cars with the longest waiting period.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno
Maruti Suzuki recently updated the Baleno premium hatchback in India and the demand for the updated iteration of the premium hatchback quickly went through the roof. Powering the updated iteration of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno premium hatchback is a 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine with 89bhp of peak power and 113Nm of torque. Gearbox options include a 5-speed manual transmission and a 5-speed AMT gearbox.
At present, the waiting period for the Maruti Suzuki Baleno premium hatchback extends up to 4 months, depending on the variant.
|Maruti Baleno||Up to 4 Months|
|Skoda Slavia||Up to 4 Months|
|Honda City e:HEV||Up to 6 Months|
|Hyundai Creta||Up to 6 Months|
|Kia Sonet||Up to 6 Months|
|MG Astor||Up to 6 Months|
|Maruti Ertiga||Up to 10 Months|
|Mahindra Thar||Up to 11 Months|
|Kia Carens||Up to 18 Months|
|Mahindra XUV700||Up to 20 Months|
The Skoda Slavia replaced the ageing Skoda Rapid sedan in India and the new sedan quickly gained traction in the Indian automobile market with its punchy powertrain options, spacious interiors and long feature list. As a result, the sedan has become one of the best selling sedans in its segment and the waiting period extends up to 4 months.
The Skoda Slavia comes with two powertrain options. The more frugal 1.0 TSI unit produces 113bhp of peak power and 175Nm of torque, whereas the more powerful 1.5 TSI unit pushes out 148bhp of power and 250Nm of torque. In addition to that, both engines can be specified with manual and automatic gearbox options.
Honda City e:HEV
Honda City e:HEV is the first sedan in its segment to feature a proper hybrid powertrain. Powering the Honda City e:HEV is a 98bhp 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine. This unit is further assisted by an electric motor and the combined power output stands at 126bhp and 253Nm of torque.
Thanks to rising fuel prices in the country, the hybrid powertrain of the Honda City makes for an irresistible choice for many consumers. Moreover, the demand for the hybrid version of the Honda City has increased and the waiting period for the model now extends up to 6 months.
The Hyundai Creta is a consistent seller for the South Korean automaker. Moreover, the Hyundai Creta also comes packed with all the latest bells and whistles. However, the demand for Hyundai Creta has increased and the waiting period for the SUV now extends up to 6 months for some variants.
The Hyundai Creta is offered with three engine options. The more popular choice is the frugal 1.5-litre diesel unit with 113bhp and 250Nm of torque. On the other hand, the 1.5-litre petrol unit pushes out 113bhp and 144Nm of torque. The third engine option is the most powerful engine, this unit is a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine with 138bhp and 242Nm of torque. All engines can be specified with either an automatic or manual transmission.
The Kia Sonet offers a long list of features and the SUV is ideal for young urbanites. Moreover, Kia sold more than 5,000 units of the Sonet SUV in April 2022. At present, the waiting period for some variants of the Sonet extends up to 6 months.
The Kia Sonet is powered by three engine options. The base 1.2-litre petrol engine produces 82bhp and 116Nm of torque, whereas the 1.5-litre diesel unit produces 98.6bhp and 245Nm of torque. Finally, the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine produces 118bhp and 175Nm of torque.
The MG Astor is the petrol-only version of the all-electric MG ZS EV. Thanks to its aggressive pricing and features such as ADAS, the SUV received an overwhelming response from the Indian consumers and the waiting period for some variants go up to 6 months.
The MG Astor is powered by two engine options. The first engine option is a 1.5-litre petrol unit with 108.5bhp and 144Nm of torque. The second engine option is the turbocharged 1.3-litre petrol engine with 138bhp and 220Nm of torque. Gearbox options include both manual and automatic transmissions.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is one of the best cars for a family and the Indo-Japanese automaker recently updated the model. Following the update, the demand for the 7-seater MPV also increased, extending the waiting period for some variants up to 10 months.
Powering the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine with 103bhp and 136.8Nm of torque. Apart from that, the 4-speed torque converter automatic gearbox has been replaced by a more modern 6-speed automatic gearbox.
The new Mahindra Thar is one of the best off-road vehicles money can buy. Thanks to its timeless design, decent feature list and off-road ability, the demand for the SUV is high and the waiting period for some variants reaches up to 11 months.
The Mahindra Thar is powered by two engine options, the 2.2-litre diesel engine puts out 130bhp and 300Nm of torque, whereas the 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol unit produces 150bhp and 320Nm of torque. The Mahindra Thar is available with a choice of manual and automatic gearboxes.
The Kia Carens features a spacious and comfortable cabin. Apart from that, the aggressive pricing has helped the MPV gain tremendous traction in the Indian market. The waiting period for a few variants of the Carens MPV goes up to 18 months.
Kia Carens comes with three engine options. The 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine produces 113bhp and 144Nm of torque, whereas the 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine pumps out 138bhp and 242Nm of torque. The diesel unit is a 1.5-litre turbocharged unit capable of producing 114bhp and 250Nm of peak torque.
The Mahindra XUV700 is one of the best 7-seater SUVs currently available in the country. Thanks to punchy powertrains, a long feature list and an aggressive price tag, the SUV has clocked more than a lakh bookings and the waiting period extends up to 20 months for a few variants.
The Mahindra XUV700 comes with three engine options. The petrol engine is a 2.0-litre turbocharged unit with 197bhp. Whereas, the diesel engine 2.2-litre unit is available in two states of tune. The more potent version pushes out 182bhp and 450Nm of torque, while the other variant puts out a respectable 153bhp and 360Nm of torque. Except for the diesel engine with a lower state of tune, all other variants come with a choice of either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
Thoughts About Cars With Longest Waiting Period
The above-listed cars have gained tremendous traction in the Indian automobile market. Apart from that, all the cars in the above list offer a good value-for-money feel to its buyer.