Hatchbacks With Highest Waiting Period In India [May 2022]

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In the Indian car market, certain popular hatchbacks have a fairly high waiting period this month (May 2022), as we have detailed below

The small car market in India may be shrinking, but the demand for them is still extremely strong. The hatchback segment continues to draw in plenty of new buyers each month, and due to the strong demand, the waiting period for many hatchbacks is quite high in the Indian market currently.

Maruti Baleno, which was heavily updated for the Indian market a few months back, has a maximum waiting period of around four months. The longest wait is for the AMT version though, with manual variants having a shorter wait till delivery – up to two months, as per our dealer sources.

Tata Tiago is fairly popular among new car buyers these days, and for good reason. It is one of the safest vehicles in this segment (as certified by Global NCAP), and it also gets a CNG powertrain option. The waiting period for the little Tata hatchback reaches up to four months, for both the petrol and the i-CNG variants.

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Hyundai’s premium hatchback – i20 – also has quite a high waiting period currently. New buyers would have to wait up to three months to take delivery of one, depending on the chosen variant! This includes its ‘N Line’ performance version as well.

Tata Altroz is the only hatchback in India with a 5-star adult safety rating by Global NCAP. Tata’s premium hatchback also demands a long wait till delivery; depending on the variant selected, the waiting period can vary between a month to three months, for both the petrol and diesel versions.

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Model Waiting Period
Maruti Baleno Up to 4 months
Tata Tiago Up to 4 months (both petrol and CNG variants)
Hyundai i20 Up to 3 months
Tata Altroz Up to 3 months
Maruti Alto Up to 2 months for petrol variants, 3 months for CNG variants

Maruti’s most affordable model – Alto – enjoys quite a strong demand in the Indian car market. The petrol-only version of it has a waiting period of around two months. The S-CNG version of Maruti Alto has a slightly higher waiting period – up to three months. For people on a budget, this still remains one of the best options to consider.