The impact of the coronavirus affects the retail sales of MG Motor India, the supply of components is affected

NEW DELHI: MG India engine on Sunday it reported retail sales of 1,376 units in February, affected by restrictions on the supply of components of coronavirus Hit-China and other places.

Motor MG's sales last month included 158 units of ZS EV, the automaker's latest electric SUV, the company said in a statement. The company had sold 3,130 units in January. SUV Hector and ZS EV are part of MG engine India portfolio currently.

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The company had launched ZS EV at an introductory price of Rs 20.88 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). MG engine said it has already received 3,000 bookings till date outpacing the total number of EV cars sold in India in 2019.

"The MG ZS EV has received a stupendous response in its debut month, with over 150 units delivered to our customers already," MG India engine director sales Rakesh Sidana He said in a statement.

Meanwhile, the unforeseen coronavirus outbreak has severely affected the company's European and Chinese supply chains, disrupting its production and impacting sales in February, I added.

The interruption in sales will continue until March, Sidana said.

We are working to stabilize the situation and hope that reasonable normality will be restored at the end of March, he added.

In the recently concluded Car Expo 2020 , the SAIC-backed company announced the launch of upcoming luxury MPV G10, SUV Gloster and 6-seater Hector .