The automobile sector in India is currently facing a global semiconductor shortage. This shortage has caused low production of cars, the production of many popular cars have been affected, resulting in a higher waiting period. In this article, we will discuss the exact waiting period for five such popular SUVs that are there on everyone’s wish list.

Mahindra XUV700

Mahindra XUV700

This SUV from Mahindra became a nationwide sensation the day it was launched.  The Mahindra XUV700 got a great response from SUV lovers across the country. Mahindra had only opened bookings for 25000 units and these units got booked in less than one hour of going live for online booking.  This SUV is offered with various engine options, gearbox options, and five-seater and seven-seater configurations to choose from. The XUV700 has also scored a five-star safety rating at the Global NCAP testing making it one of the safest SUVs in India. As per recent updates, the waiting period for Mahindra XUV700 has now gone up to nineteen months or a year and a half for some variants. If you decide to book the XUV700 today you would have to wait for almost mid-2023 to get your SUV delivered.

Mahindra Thar

Mahindra Thar 2

The next car on our list for the highest waiting period is another Mahindra SUV, the Thar. This SUV was launched on 02 October 2020. The car has been popular ever since it was launched. The Mahindra Thar is offered in ten variants with various combinations of petrol and diesel engines, gearbox options, and a choice between a soft-top convertible and a hardtop. The waiting period for this popular SUV is around twelve months.

Hyundai Creta


The C-segment was once ruled by the Hyundai Creta. The car has been an instant hit amongst Indian car buyers. The Creta comes with a plethora of engine options and gearbox options to choose from. The list of features is also equally long and so is the waiting period for this SUV. Even for the base variant, ‘E’ of Hyundai Creta, you will have to wait for almost ten months.

Kia Seltos

Kia Seltos (2021)

Kia Seltos is another strong contender in the C-segment. The SUV comes loaded with features. The design of this SUV is attractive and the road presence is equally stunning. Just like Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos is also offered with two petrol engines and one diesel engine. You get to choose between manual,  clutchless manual, automatic torque converter, automatic CVT, and automatic DCT gearboxes. The waiting period for this popular SUV is around six months.

Tata Nexon

Tata nexon

Tata Nexon is a very popular SUV in the sub-four metre segment. The Nexon is offered with petrol and diesel engines and options of manual and AMT gearbox to choose from. Tata Nexon has also scored a five-star safety rating at the Global NCAP testing and is one of the safest SUVs in India.  The Tata Nexon is also offered as an electric vehicle. The waiting period for the ICE variant of the Tata NEeon is around three to four months whereas the Nexon EV has a waiting period of around 6 months.

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