Mahindra Thar, Scorpio N And XUV700 Production Ramped Up, Yet No Relief In Waiting Periods As Demand Soars

  • Feb 16, 2024
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Mahindra had promised better waiting periods after increasing production, but didn’t anticipate the subsequent increase in demand

Mahindra has always been making headlines for its high waiting periods, with customers waiting more than a year for their delivery in some cases. To tackle that issue, Mahindra promised to ramp up production and they did. But the outcome hasn’t been exactly what they wished for. How? Read on to find out:

Mahindra Production

 

Jan 2023 Production figures (petrol + diesel)

Jan 2024 Production figures  (petrol + diesel)

Difference

XUV700

6366

11,172

4,806

Thar

5333

6171

838

Scorpio Classic and Scorpio N

10,010

16,916

6906

As you can see by the numbers, Mahindra has clearly boosted its production capacity. The Scorpio N and Scorpio Classic have seen the highest increase in production, while the XUV700 has also received a significant increase in production. Yet, the waiting periods of these SUVs are still alarming for potential and even existing customers. Let’s check out the waiting times for these Mahindra vehicles in major cities:

Waiting Periods

Waiting Period

City

Scorpio N

Scorpio Classic

XUV700

Thar

New Delhi

5 months

2-3 months

6-8 months

2-4 months

Bengaluru

4-6 months

2 months

6 months

3 months

Mumbai

6 months

2 months

4-5 months

2-4 months

Hyderabad

4-5 months

3 months

6 months

3 months

Pune

4-5 months

2 months

6 months

3 months

Chennai

6 months

3 months

6 months

2-4 months

Jaipur

4-5 months

2-4 months

5 months

2-4 months

Ahmedabad

4 months

2 months

6 months

3 months

Lucknow

5 months

2-3 months

6-8 months

2-4 months

  • The Scorpio N has a waiting period of up to 6 months, while the Classic’s waiting time goes up to 4 months

  • The XUV700 still goes high with its waiting times, with multiple cities having an 8-month waiting period

  • Waiting period for the Thar go up to 4 months in select cities

As you can see by the table above, the waiting periods for these Mahindra cars are still high, especially for the Scorpio N and XUV700. That is despite the fact that Mahindra has ramped up production for these models. 

The culprit is none other than the high demand that these cars have witnessed in January 2024, which has caused the waiting periods to stay stagnant and not improve. Here’s a look at their sales figures for January 2024:

Mahindra Sales

 

Jan 2023 sales figures (petrol + diesel)

Jan 2024 sales figures  (petrol + diesel)

Difference

XUV700

5787

7206

+1419

Thar

4410

6059

+1649

Scorpio Classic and Scorpio N

8715

14,293

+5578

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  • XUV700 had sales of 7206 units in January 2024, an increase of 1419 units compared to 2023.

  • The Thar also witnessed an increase in sales, with 1649 more units sold in January 2024.

  • The Scorpio N and Scorpio Classic had the highest increase in sales with 5578 more units sold in January 2024.

Also Read: Mahindra SUVs Have Strong Demand, Racking Up Around 50,000 Bookings Per Month

The sales numbers explain it all. But if you notice, the ramp up in production for the XUV700, Scorpio N and Scorpio Classic is more than the increase in their respective sales numbers. So it is possible that the waiting periods could come down going forward. What do you think of this situation and are you willing to wait for up to 8 months for your car? Let us know down in the comments.

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