Long waiting periods for cars have now become a normal thing due to chip shortage and in such a situation, models which are in high demand have to wait even longer for them. Even the country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki has not survived and most of the company’s models have to wait for months, the shortest waiting period is that of Alto, for this only 1-2 months have to be waited. Is.
Now where the price of petrol and diesel is increasing continuously, the demand for CNG models has also increased. In such a situation, Maruti Suzuki is also bringing new models in CNG avatar to capitalize on this opportunity. However, due to the lack of smooth supply chain, there is a long wait for CNG cars. We have already given information about Ertiga and WagonR, there is a waiting period of 3-4 months for S-Presso and Eeco CNG models too.
Not only CNG but also the general popular models have to wait a long time. For example, there is a waiting period of 2 months for WagonR petrol and 4 months for its automatic variant. At the same time, there is a waiting period of 10 weeks for Ertiga Petrol. Models like Swift, Dzire and Brezza may have to wait 2 – 3 months and for their automatic models, 4 – 5 months.
The recently launched new Baleno is getting great response and its bookings have crossed 50,000 and so one might have to wait for 3 – 4 months for it. It was believed that in the coming months, the problem of chip may reduce but due to many reasons the supply chain has not been able to improve, due to which this problem is still coming.
Maruti Upcoming Cars
Maruti Suzuki’s MPV Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is a popular car in the market, which the company is going to update soon. Its new model has been seen many times during testing. It is believed that there will be less cosmetic changes, but a new 6-speed automatic gearbox will be given with its existing 1.5-litre engine.
Now that the Maruti Ertiga is being updated, it is likely that the Maruti XL6 will also be updated. The facelifted XL6 may get a slightly revised front end with a new grille and new bumpers. The updated Maruti XL6 could be offered with both 6 and 7-seater configurations.
Suzuki recently introduced the new Suzuki Vitara for the international markets. In such a situation, it is believed that this updated version will be launched in India soon. It will be built on the same global C-platform. However, the updated mild hybrid engine will be used with the existing 1.5-litre petrol engine.
Maruti Suzuki’s sales have improved in the last few months, but to do better and eliminate old orders at the earliest, the company will have to improve the supply chain as well as increase the production capacity.