MG Motor India reported sales of 1,016 units for the month of May 2021 impacted by lockdown imposed to curb the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic along with production constraints due to diversion of oxygen for medical use. The company in a statement said that its retail business was severely impacted as almost all markets remained closed during the lockdown for most part of the month of May 2021. Another reason cited was the shortage of semiconductor chips globally. When there was nationwide lockdown in May 2020, MG had sold 710 units.
MG Motor India Director – Sales Rakesh Sidana said that the company’s efforts continue to be directed towards keeping people safe and maximising service to the community. The continued lockdown in some states in June 2021 indicates that part shortage will continue to hamper overall production next month. Based on the booking trend they are hopeful of an uptrend in the present month of June.
MG Motor India had recently joined hands with Devnandan Gases in Gujarat, and facilitated an increase in production of oxygen by 31 per cent at the latter’s plant in Vadodara. It further wants to ramp up the throughput by 50 per cent soon. On the other hand, MG’s Hector Ambulances continue to serve doctors and medical staff during their service to the nation. 200 sustainable beds were also offered for COVID-19 patients by the company.