As the demand for the newly released models climb a record high in the Indian auto market, the dealers of the companies are struggling to keep up with the scaling demand. Launched a couple of months back, Maruti Suzuki's Vitara Brezza and Tata Motors Tiago hatchback continue to enjoy the momentum and the interesting bit is that not just these models, Renault Kwid and the Maruti Suzuki Baleno hatchback, which made its entry last year, are also struggling to meet the demand.
The Tiago, the newest addition in Tata Motors' line-up, is labelled as one of the best offerings of the company in the passenger car segment with value-for money features. The car has been creating ripples in the auto industry since its launch in April and has received over 23,000 bookings so far. The deliveries of the Tiago were not on the right track since from the beginning and it seems like it is still not. The Tiago continues to have three months waiting period in most part of the country and it is not surprising that in some parts of the country it is beyond that.
The Tiago, Tata's first offering to be based on its Impact design language, is offered in both petrol and diesel engine options. It comes powered by 1.2-litre three-cylinder Revotron petrol and 1.0-litre three-cylinder Revotorq diesel mills. While the petrol mill churns out 83.8bhp of power at 6,000rpm and 114Nm of torque at 3,500rpm, the 1.05- diesel engine produces 69bhp of power 4,000rpm and 140Nm of torque at 1,800-3,000rpm. Both the engines come mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. Tiago claims to deliver a mileage of 23.84 kmpl for petrol and 27.28 kmpl for diesel.
Launched in April
Waiting period-3 months
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
The Vitara Brezza compact SUV is one of the machines, which assured that Maruti can't get anything wrong in the Indian market. Maruti is a trusted name for small cars and now it looks it is going to expand its leadership the B and C-segments. The Vitara Brezza, which made its entry in March, has already got over 1 lakh bookings in the country and has a waiting period of over eight months.
The Vitara Brezza, Maruti Suzuki's first attempt at the sub-four meter compact SUV segment, is also the first model to be fully developed in India by its R&D team led by CV Raman. The compact SUV is powered by a 200 DDis 1248cc diesel engine that develops 88.5bhp at 4,000rpm and 200Nm of torque at 1,750rpm mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. It boasts of best-in-class fuel efficiency of 24.3 kmpl.
Launched in March
Bookings-over 1 lakh
Waiting period-8 months
The entry-level hatchback from the French auto-maker has been presenting a tight competition to its rival and the long-time winner in the segment the Alto. What we understand is that the Kwid currently has a waiting period of over four months in some of the cities and some of the places it even exceeds that.
Launched in September 2015, it has garnered over 1.5 lakh bookings and is being produced at its factory near Oragadam, Chennai. Kwid is powered by a 799cc three-cylinder petrol motor, which is tuned to churn out 53bhp at 5,678rpm and a peak torque of 72Nm at 4,386rpm, mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. It boasts fuel efficiency of 25.17kmpl.
Launched in September 2015
Bookings- 1.5 lakh
Waiting period –over 4 months
Maruti Suzuki Baleno
The Baleno, the premium hatchback from the house of Maruti Suzuki the country's largest carmaker is the second model sold through Nexa premium dealership after the S-Cross. The Baleno has raked in over 1 lakh bookings since its launch in October 2015 and continues to have a waiting period of over six months in most of the places.
The Baleno, which rivals Hyundai Elite i20 and Honda Jazz, made it to the list of the top 10 bestselling passenger cars in November and surpassed the Elite i20 first in December 2015. The Baleno had outsold Hyundai Elite i20 in May. Maruti Suzuki sold 10,004 units of the Baleno, while Hyundai sold 8,600 units of the Elite i20.
Under the hood, Maruti Baleno includes a 1.2-litre K-Series petrol engine and a 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine. While the petrol engine is tuned to develop 83bhp and 115Nm of torque, the diesel mill churns out 74bhp and 190Nm of torque.
Launched in October 2015
Bookings- over 1 lakh
Waiting period – 6 months