The carmaker noted that it recorded the highest-ever bookings of ZS EV last month at over 700 units.
Despite the worsening semiconductor shortage situation, which is likely to continue for at least another six months, the company expects its sales this year to grow by up to 100 per cent over last year.
The retail business was severely impacted as almost all markets remained closed during the lockdown for most part of the month of May 2021, the company said in a statement.
The MG Hector continues to enjoy big demand as 6,000 bookings have been reported for the month of March 2021.
The 2021 version of the electric vehicle now comes with a 44.5 kWh battery and has a certified range of 419 km.
The company said it undertook an annual maintenance shutdown at its Halol manufacturing facility in Gujarat during the first 11 days of January, which affected production and the supply chain.
The company, which also launched the 2021 version of its SUV Hector range priced between Rs 12.89 lakh and Rs 19.13 lakh (ex-showroom), also plans to launch a smaller SUV later this year as it seeks sales in India to grow around 70-75 percent this year over 2020.
The tech trial run between Delhi and Agra was flagged off by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi and Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat.
The MG Developer & Grant is conducted in partnership with global technology leaders, including Adobe, Cognizant, SAP, TiE-Delhi NCR, Unlimit, and MapMyIndia.
Following the reopening of the economy after lockdown, auto sales have gradually picked up month on month since June and gained further momentum with the onset of festive season in September.
The recently-launched Hector Plus is witnessing significant traction from the family segment as people begin to travel with easing restrictions, while there was good traction in the electric vehicle (EV) segment as well, the company added.
As part of the association, Tata Power will deploy 50KW DC superfast chargers at select MG dealerships besides offering end-to-end electric vehicle charging solutions, the company said in a statement.
MG Motor India President and Managing Director Rajeev Chaba said as a future-forward brand, this initiative also highlights the companys readiness for the new normal in the post-pandemic world.
The Delhi-based company has â€˜started the hunt for a quick-to-produce ventilator design to serve the patients affected by COVID-19â€™
MG Motor India Chief Commercial Officer Gaurav Gupta said, The Hector continues its strong momentum in the Indian market crossing the 50,000-mark in terms of bookings received in just eight months since its launch.
The company, which last week launched the ZS EV, is also set to review plans for a sub-Rs 10 lakh electric vehicle (EV) considering the robust response to its pure electric SUV.
As a new entrant in the Indian market, the robust sales momentum of our first offering, the Hector, has been very encouraging. We are working closely with our global and local suppliers to increase the production of the Hector in 2020 to support the booking backlog, said Rakesh Sidana, director for sales, MG Motor India.
The 50 KW DC charging station has been installed by the domestic subsidiary of the Finland-based clean energy major, Fortum Charge and Drive, a release said.
The company said it delivered around 200 cars from a single point in Delhi-NCR, marking one of the largest vehicle delivery events on Dhanteras.
MG Motor India launched its maiden car in the domestic market Hector SUV on June 27 but halted temporarily the bookings on July 18 due to high demand and also avoid long- waiting period.
The MG Hector is set to be launched with receive three engine options -- a petrol, a petrol hybrid and a diesel -- and four style variants
The MG Motor India, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chinas SAIC Motor Corp, is set to kick off its journey in the country with the launch of Hector in June.
The company, which plans to launch two models -- Hector SUV and a fully electric SUV -- over the next nine months.
The company said it has signed agreements with Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank and Yes Bank.
The two partners have signed a memorandum of understanding to avail SBIs Electronic Dealer Finance Scheme (e-DFS), MG Motor India said in a statement.
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