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MG Astor delivery could be delayed due to chip shortage


New Delhi: MG Astor, the latest car launched by Morris Garages or MG Motors in India could be delayed in terms of delivery.

The shortage of chips and semiconductors in the market has delayed the delivery of the MG Astor, said Gaurav Gupta, commercial director of MG Motor India.

“We are all facing a very new situation. The supply of chips and semiconductors is very uncertain and very dynamic, ”said Gupta.

The Astor SUV is powered by a naturally aspirated 1.5-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine and 1.3-liter turbocharged gasoline engine options.

While the 1.5L engine delivers 110hp and 144Nm of torque, the 1.3L turbo engine delivers 140hp and maximum torque of 220Nm. The 1.5L engine optionally receives a manual gearbox as well as an 8-speed automatic gearbox. However, the 1.3L engine only gets an option for the automatic gearbox.

Some of the important features of the MG Astor include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, speed assist system, traffic detection blind spots, intelligent headlight control and much more.

In terms of dimensions, the SUV has dimensions of 4323mm x 1809mm x 1653mm (length x width x height). The wheelbase of the car is 2580 mm. The design on the front has a hexagonal design with a honeycomb pattern. Internal features include a panoramic sunroof, driver’s armrest with storage, rear seat armrest with cup holder, rear seat center headrest, and more.

The SUV receives LED headlamps in the front as well as LED DRLs. The SUV is also equipped with fog lights. The wheels of the SUV are 17 inches.

The automaker aims to deliver its Lot 1, which includes the first 5,000 cars, in the current calendar year.

“But just in case there is a spill over into next year, I can assure you that all lot 1 customers will be protected at the introductory price,” added Gaurav Gupta.

The MG Astor compact SUV was reportedly launched in India last month with prices starting at Rs 9.78 lakh for the base ‘Style’ variant, while the high end ‘Sharp (O)’ variant is priced at Rs. 17.38 lakh.

(With IANS inputs)

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