Long waiting period for Maruti Suzuki cars as 4 lakh orders yet to be delivered: Report
This is because the company is seeing a surge in demand after the launch of two new models – 2022 Brezz and Grand Vitara – the report said.
If you are thinking of buying a Maruti Suzuki car, make sure you enquire about its waiting period, i.e. the period between booking the car and delivery/handing over to you. This is because the company has as many as 387,000 orders pending due to a surge in demand, according to a report in Hindustan Times' sister publication Live Hindustan.
The report further said that in June, a total of 280,000 units were yet to be delivered. But, in just two months, there has been an addition of nearly 120,000 to this figure.
Rise in demand after launch of 2022 Brezza, Grand Vitara
Since its launch on June 30, the 2022 Brezza has received 90,000 bookings, while the corresponding number for Grand Vitara, which was unveiled on July 20, are 40,000, the report said. The sale of Vitara is likely to begin in September by which time the model's bookings would have seen a further rise, it added.
“For Brezza, 70,000 orders are yet to be delivered. The company wants to expand the model's production to 10,000 units per month,” Shashank Srivastava, Senior Marketing Officer, Maruti Suzuki India, said.
Long waiting period for other models as well
The waiting period is long also for models such as 2022 Ertiga, XL6 and Baleno, the latter being the carmaker's premium hatchback. A total of 38,000 Baleno models are yet to be handed over, while around 126,000 or 33% of the pending orders are of CNG vehicles.
Production yet to be normalised
The Covid-19 pandemic was also a factor in waiting period becoming unusually long, and the production is still to become fully normal. “Production decreased by 51,000 units in the June quarter, and, in the previous quarter, the company has produced 467,931 units,” a Maruti Suzuki official said.
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