MG SUVs waiting period rises
MG Motor India currently offers four models in the country, namely, MG Hector, MG Hector Plus, MG Gloster and the MG ZS EV. The British car manufacturer, MG announced that the waiting period of its cars including the MG Hector, MG Hector Plus, MG Gloster and the MG ZS EV have gone up to 2 to 3 months. Now, the customers with existing bookings could have to wait longer to take delivery of their new car.
In the year 2019, MG Motors entered India with the Hector SUV, which has received an outstanding response from the people. The carmaker is currently selling the Hector, Hector Plus 6-and 7-seater SUV, full-size Gloster SUV and the ZS electric SUV. In fact, the company has recently introduced the updated versions of the Hector and the ZS EV. MG Motors is currently readying the petrol derivative of the ZS EV for a launch in the Indian market. Rumoured to be called the MG Astor, the new mid-sized SUV will rival the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and the Nissan Kicks. It is expected to be launched in the third quarter of 2021.
Deliveries delayed due to chip shortage?
Best known for its open two-seater sports cars, MG declared that the most MG Hector variants have a waiting period of up to 3 months and ZS EV waiting period also around 2 months. The carmaker has cited strong demand as the reason for the possible delays in delivery, however, reports suggest that ongoing shortage of semi-conductors is one of the reasons behind the delay in production and rise in waiting period.
The company also requested customers to connect with their local dealership in order to know the estimated delivery timeline for their MG car and get any more clarity that they may need.