Coronavirus impact: MG Motor India clocks 710 units of sale in May 2020
MG Motor India has announced that it has retailed 710 units in May 2020 amid the supply chain constraints. The car manufacturer has resumed production at its manufacturing plant in Halol with 30 per cent capacity utilisation. This has been done to reduce the risk of contracting the Coronavirus, recently three employees from Hyundai and one from Maruti Suzuki have been tested positive for contracting the virus.
Almost 65 per cent of the company's showrooms and service stations are functional across the country. The operations are initially carried out with a leaner staff and the company will closely observe the situations as they progress in the future.
As a part of the company's expansion plans, MG will introduce the ZS EV in six new cities including Pune, Surat, Cochin, Chandigarh, Jaipur, and Chennai from June 2020. This will expand the presence of pure electric vehicles across the tier two cities in India.
The company recently introduced a contact-free initiative to enhance the customer experience. It ensures the safety of all its customers and employees while they work in the post lockdown world. The manufacturer has tied up with Medklinn's Cerafusion sterilisation technology for vehicle cabin sterilisation.
Rakesh Sidana, Director of Sales at 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 prioritize 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."
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