New health restrictions made almost every manufacturer vehicle waiting period in the Indian market.
- Restrictions increases the waiting period on passenger vehicles
- Mahindra thar has the highest awaiting period of 13 months
- Nissan Magnite as well as other SUVs has a minimum 6 weeks waiting period
The second wave of the virus has stopped the economic circulation in the Indian market yet again, and this time it is more vicious than last year. The spread of the virus is so wide that every state in India has been affected by it and every state has put restrictions, which more overly affects almost every industry in India including automotive. Although at the end of last year the auto industry was making a comeback slowly but yet again the curve has been going down yet again and this time very drastically. That being said, the movement and the production of vehicles is on-halt which further increases the waiting period on the car.
Now the adoption of fresh restrictions rules across India meant that the closure of the dealerships as well as the production plants. The travel restrictions making the raw materials and other import parts making difficult to schedule for further production. Although, automakers are hoping to ramp up their production in July to meet the demand across the country. The waiting period has been soaring in almost every manufacturer car, including every segment SUV, sedan, and so on. While new-generation Mahindra Thar been more popular since the launch. Currently, the SUV has a waiting period of 13 months.
Recently, the Korean manufacturer Kia have launched the FY2021 Sonet and seltos with updated features and a new corporate logo. The waiting period on these SUVs stands as long as 20 weeks minimum on almost every variant. The turbo petrol iMT and DCT variants have a period of up to 13 weeks. That being said, Kia Seltos 1.5 Litre petrol MT HTK+ waiting period of 16-17 weeks and up to 20 weeks on other variants. While Maruti Suzuki Ertiga goes up to 9 months of the waiting period, in a similar fashion the Nissan Magnite as well as Hyundai Creta has a waiting period of 9 months as well.
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