- MG unleashed the Astor mid-size SUV in India in October.
- The sales of the company were hit massively due to the global semiconductor chip shortage.
MG Motor India has sold a total of 2,863 units in October 2021. The acute shortage of semiconductor chips worldwide has limited stocks at dealerships of the carmaker. The company presently sold nearly 2,478 units of the Hector, 125 units of the ZS EV, and 260 units of the Gloster.
Morris Garages unleashed that it has acquired more than 4,000 bookings for the Hector and more than 600 bookings for the Gloster and ZS EV last month. Whereas, the Astor was sold for the year 2021 within just 20 minutes of opening the bookings. The deliveries for Astor’s first batch will begin from the beginning of November 2021. And the bookings for the new batch will take place in 2022.
The global chip shortage has hindered production and reduced sales for MG. The brand added that it is likely to remain a challenge to ensure deliveries timely during November and December, while improvements are expected in the first 2022.