MG Motor India has reported sales of 710 units for the month of May, which it says was despite the supply chain constraints. The carmaker has resumed production at its Halol manufacturing plant with approximately 30 percent capacity utilisation. In terms of retail footprint, the company says 65 percent of its showrooms and service stations across the country are also operational with reduced manpower.
Commenting on the sales performance, Rakesh Sidana, director – Sales, MG Motor India said, “Supply chain disruption coupled with stricter credit financing along with non-operation of some dealerships due to the lockdown have impacted our sales in May. The production loss notwithstanding, our front-end retail operations continue to operate with less-than-normal staff strength. At these times, we remain connected with our customers waiting for delivery of the Hector and continue to prioritise deliveries with supply chain improvements in June. We hope to restore normalcy from July onwards. All of our vehicles' stocks across channels and dealership inventory are BS-VI units.”
As part of its ‘Phase 2’ expansion plan, MG Motor India is introducing the ZS EV in six new cities including Pune, Surat, Kochi, Chandigarh, Jaipur, and Chennai from June 2020; expanding the retail sales of its pure electric vehicle across 11 markets in India.
The company says it has recently introduced its new contact-free technology suite ‘Shield+’ to enhance the customer experience. It continues to follow all sanitisation processes at its facilities to ensure the safety of its customers and employees. The carmaker has also tied up with Medklinn’s Cerafusion sterilisation technology for vehicle cabin sterilisation.