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MG working to ship 5,000 Astor items this 12 months; assures worth safety in case of delay | Autocar India

Written by Rashmi

Revealed On Nov 22, 2021 02:55:00 PM

MG Motor India’s chief business officer mentioned that chip provide stays “unsure and dynamic” and that the corporate has seen a excessive demand for sure variants of Astor, which is “totally different from our unique plan.”

MG Motor India has mentioned that it’s aiming to ship the primary batch of 5,000 items of Astor in 2021, regardless of  the industry-wide semiconductor disaster. It has additionally provided safety from worth hike to this primary batch of shoppers, in case of any delays.

  • MG aiming for first batch of 5,000 Astor deliveries in 2021
  • First batch clients will probably be shielded from worth hike, even when there’s a delay
  • Subsequent consumers to shell out greater than the Rs 9.78-17.38 lakh launch worth

The MG Astor was launched in October at an introductory worth of Rs 9.78 lakh-17.38 lakh (ex-showroom, India). In an official assertion on the Astor’s supply schedule, Gaurav Gupta, chief business officer, MG Motor India, mentioned, “We’re working to delivering our first batch of 5,000 vehicles on this calendar 12 months. However simply in case there’s a spillover to subsequent 12 months, I can guarantee that each one the batch 1 clients will probably be protected on the launch worth.”  

MG Astor worth and supply schedule

MG began accepting bookings for the Astor from October 21, 2021 and shortly reported that it had offered out its first batch of 5,000 vehicles. Subsequent orders, which will probably be fulfilled solely in 2022, are set to hold a price ticket increased than the launch worth. This additionally overlaps with the customary, industry-wide observe of bumping up the costs at first of the 12 months. Nonetheless, as per the corporate’s assertion, the primary batch of Astor clients will stay unaffected.  

Commenting on the havoc that chip scarcity is wreaking on manufacturing plans, Gupta mentioned, “We’re all going through a state of affairs which is unprecedented. The availability of chips and semiconductors may be very unsure and dynamic. In actual fact, generally, our suppliers have a weekly schedule which additionally will get altered. And that makes us change our manufacturing plans.”

Moreover, increased demand for sure variants has additionally contributed to the corporate’s woes. “We’ve got additionally seen a really excessive demand for sure variants, which is totally different from our unique plan. However now we have recalibrated our complete work on the backend to have the ability to assist our buyer base,” mentioned Gupta.

He continued, “You’ll be able to see your supply schedule on the MyMG app, our web site, by calling us and even at our dealerships. However generally, frankly, our dealerships would additionally battle as a result of the adjustments on the backend affect their dedication to you.”

Nonetheless, he ended on a optimistic word, saying, “We do really feel that the worst is behind us and issues ought to enhance as we proceed additional.”

MG Astor variants, options

The Astor line-up consists of 5 variants – Type, Tremendous, Sensible, Sharp and Savvy. The high-spec Sharp variant affords bells and whistles like a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, leatherette upholstery, electrical parking brake, tyre stress monitor, 360-degree digital camera, heated wing mirrors and a panoramic sunroof.

The vary topping Savvy trim provides ADAS (superior driver help methods) capabilities, together with Automated Emergency Braking (AEB), Adaptive Cruise Management, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Hold Help and extra.

MG Astor engine-gearbox choices

The Astor is obtainable with two petrol engines – a 110hp, 1.5-litre naturally aspirated motor and a 140hp, 1.3-litre turbocharged mill. The previous will get a alternative of 5-speed handbook and 8-step CVT automated transmissions, whereas the extra highly effective engine will get a sole 6-speed automated gearbox.

MG Astor rivals

The Astor contends within the midsize SUV phase which has began heating up the brand new competitors, with the arrival of the VW Taigun and Skoda Kushaq. Different noteworthy rivals embody the favored Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos, after which there are fashions just like the Nissan Kicks, Renault Duster and Maruti Suzuki S-Cross which are additionally within the combine.

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