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MG Astor SUV deliveries affected due to global semiconductor shortage

By Himanshu Walia | Published: 29 Dec' 21 | Updated: 13 Jan' 22


If you've reserved the MG Astor SUV, the latest offering from MG Motors India, you're in for a lengthy wait. The supply of the MG Astor SUV has been affected by the global semiconductor chip shortage. To cope up with this type of issue in the future, The Government of India allocates Rs.76000 crores to reduce semiconductor shortages.

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Furthermore, The MG Astor was Launched in India in October, and while it is a very promising SUV in terms of MG sales, deliveries of the Astor will take a long time due to the worldwide semiconductor shortage that carmakers are experiencing.

 

Gaurav Gupta, MG Motor India's Chief Commercial Officer, has recently released a clarification regarding the delivery schedule of MG Astor.

 

He explained that the current situation is exceptional because supplies are uncertain, and the weekly schedules of the brand's component suppliers are also fluctuating.

 

MG Motors India has agreed to produce 5,000 units this calendar year if the situation does not improve, however, this may be extended to next year. According to Gupta, customers in the first batch will be protected at the launch price of MG Astor.

 

Style, Super, Smart, and Sharp are the four various versions of the MG Astor SUV. The demand for the Style and Super variants outstripped the brand's expectations, according to the manufacturer. The delivery status can be verified using the MG App and website, or by contacting one of the MG dealerships.

 

MG further indicated that it is attempting to resolve the issue in every way possible.
 

MG Astor SUV

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Two petrol engines are available for the 2021 MG Astor SUV. A 1.5-liter naturally aspirated engine with 110 horsepower and 144 Nm is standard on all four models. From the Super version forward, this is paired with a six-speed manual or an eight-step CVT.

 

The top engine is a 1.3-liter turbo-petrol with 140 horsepower and 220 Nm, paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. This is only available on the top two Smart and Sharp trim levels and comes with a torque converter automatic transmission in MG Astor.

 

From the base model onwards, the MG Astor SUV is well-equipped, with the Style trim adding LED headlights and DRLs, a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto/Apple Carplay, leather inside trim, auto AC, ESP, fog lamps, hill-descent control, and keyless entry.

MG Astor SUV

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Adaptive cruise control, frontal collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning and prevention, intelligent headlamp control, rear-drive help, and a speed assist system are among the features available on the top Sharp models of MG Astor.

 

The MG Astor price is starting from Rs 9.78 lakh for the base Sharp. The Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos are competitors, as are the Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun, as well as larger SUVs like the Tata Harrier and Mahindra XUV700. There's also a lot of crossover with the MG Hector.

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