Updated On: 24 April 2021 Jatin Jhamb
The waiting period is something that every buyer has to keep in mind before booking their dream car. However, with the popularity of some cars, the waiting period is stretching up to 1 year and we bring the top 5 popular cars and share what they pack inside.
If there's one SUV that rocked 2020 then that was Thar, and no doubt, this newer generation packs in both practicality along with the off-road capabilities. If you were to book the new Thar then chances are the delivery will happen next year. Yes, official bookings are for 9-10 months while it reaches 1 year in some cities.
With the comfort and convenience features, Thar has grown in power too. One option is the 2.2-litre turbocharged diesel unit which generates 130 PS with 300 m of peak torque while the 2.0L Stallion petrol churns out 150 PS with 320 Nm of peak torque. Both the engines get a 6-speed manual as standard and an optional 6-speed torque converter unit.
We have been aware of the 'Calculate Kiya Kya' phrase from the Maruti. And this phrase now gels perfectly well with the waiting period of the Ertiga. So if you are planning to go for a CNG variant then you will have to wait till 9 months, however, the regular petrol variants get a waiting period of fewer than 4 months for some cities.
Maruti Ertiga comes with a 1.5-litre, naturally aspirated petrol engine. This unit generates 103 bhp with 138 Nm of peak torque and comes mated to a 5-speed manual and an optional 4-speed torque converter. Chances are that Maruti might bring the 1.5L diesel later this year as it was spied testing on roads.
The ever-popular mid-size SUV, Hyundai Creta has a waiting period of 8 months for the E and EX variants. Other variants like S, SX and SX(O) can be available in less than 4 months. Please note that the lower trims, E and EX are also valuable for some to some as they are priced -
|Petrol - Rs 10 lakh||Petrol - Rs 10.83 lakh|
|Diesel - Rs 10.31 lakh||Diesel - Rs 11.78 lakh|
Most people are being these variants and then opting for the aftermarket accessories which comes as a cheaper option than going for the top-spec variants. However, we do not recommend going for this as it can void the warranty provided by the manufacturer.
The baby SUV from Kia Motors India got popular being the power-packed car in its segment. Be it the features or the engine specification, the Sonet comes in multiple powertrain options giving the user a varied choice to choose from. If you are to book the Sonet now then the waiting period on the 1.2L petrol is 5 months, 1.0L turbo petrol is 2 to 4 months and for 1.5L diesel, it is 3-5 months.
Jumping up the ladder to becomes people's favourite with its design, features and value for money quotient, Nissan Magnite gets a waiting period of 1-8 months. Depending upon which variant the buyer is opting for, the dealership might clarify the waiting period for the same. Nissan Magnite is available with two engine options - 1.0L naturally aspirated petrol and a 1.0L turbo petrol unit. Both engines get a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard and the CVT is reserved only for turbo petrol.
So have you booked any of these cars or planning to book? Hope this might help with your decision. Also, make sure you are a member of our exclusive 91Wheels Telegram group where we bring you all the latest updates related to the Indian Automotive Industry.
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