The Hyryder’s Maruti counterpart, the Grand Vitara, has a lower waiting period of up to 8 months.
The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara and Toyota Hyryder SUVs have had a fair start in the market since their launch last year, selling a combined average of 9,000 units per month. Our dealer sources tell us that while the Hyryder’s mild-hybrid variants command a maximum waiting period of up to 15 months, strong-hybrid variants see between 6-7 months.
- Longer waiting period for Hyryder’s mild hybrid line-up
- Hyryder strong-hybrid variants see a wait of up to 6-7 months
- Comparatively lower waiting period for the Grand Vitara
Toyota Hyryder mild hybrid sees a longer waiting period
Toyota offers the Hyryder in four tims – E, S, G and V. As per our dealer sources, the Hyryder mild-hybrid MT in the mid-spec G variant sees a waiting period of up to 15 months, while in the case of the top-spec V trim, it goes up to 10 months. Meanwhile, the Hyryder mild-hybrid AT has the least waiting period of only 2 months, for both the G and V trims. The AWD version, available only on the V trim with the mild-hybrid MT powertrain, has a waiting period of 3-4 months.
However, Toyota has been producing very few units (or almost none) of the base-spec Hyryder. Waiting periods for the base E and S trims on the mild hybrid line-up are anything between two to six years, making it next to impossible to get your hands on one. In fact, sources tell us that Toyota dealers are trying to push customers more towards the higher-spec trims.
Toyota Hyryder: strong hybrid’s waiting period details
The Hyryder’s strong-hybrid variants are more readily available across the range. The longest a customer will have to wait for the strong hybrid is 6 to 7 months for the G trim. The top-spec V trim has an even lower waiting period of 3 to 4 months. This is because Toyota has prioritised sales of the strong-hybrid variants as was the production plan from the start, according to people in the know.
Here’s a detailed look at waiting period of all variants of the Hyryder:
|Toyota Hyryder waiting period
|Up to 3 years
|Up to 15 months
|Up to 10 months
|V mild-hybrid-MT AWD
|More than 2 years
|Up to 2 months
|Up to 2 months
|S strong-hybrid AT
|G strong-hybrid AT
|V strong-hybrid AT
Toyota Hyryder vs Maruti Grand Vitara: waiting period
We have also learnt from our dealer sources that the Maruti Grand Vitara has a significantly lower waiting period. The base Sigma and Delta mild-hybrid variants command a wait of up to 8 months, while it is 5 months for the higher-spec Zeta and Alpha trims. Meanwhile, the Zeta+ and Alpha+ trims with the strong-hybrid powertrain only have a waiting period of 3 months.
As far as sales are concerned, the Grand Vitara is ahead of the Hyryder. Since its launch, the Maruti Grand Vitara has averaged sales of 6,200 units a month, while the Hyryder has only managed about 3,000 units a month on average.
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara exports to Latin America begin
Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, Glanza recalled; around 1,400 units affected