Well, this is something you don’t witness every day. In a bizarre turn of events, a man was blocked on Twitter by MG India while he was inquiring about the status of the delivery of his car
MG India had shockingly blocked a man who was inquiring about the status of the delivery of the Astor that he booked. MG had launched the Creta-rivalling Astor a few weeks ago. The bookings were opened for the same. MG received quite a decent response from the potential customers. MG aims to expand its footprint in the Indian automobile market with SUVs. The Hector family and ZS EV have already been well received by the people. MG has similar expectations from Astor too. But this incident is something that has left us surprised. Fortunately, the buyer was unblocked after he took to social media and has finally got the delivery of the vehicle after waiting for almost 3 months. Here are the details of it.
MG India Blocks a Man on Twitter
One Diptarka Roy booked the MG Astor in October. He was given a delivery date of December. When he inquired about the status of the delivery, he was blocked by the MG India on Twitter. This left him pretty shocked. Of course, Diptarka was expecting the delivery in December, as promised. But most carmakers are facing delays in production and shipping of the vehicle and it looks like MG is no exception to this. What’s surprising, however, is that the Twitter account of the company blocked Diptarka when he asked about the delivery status. Soon, his posts on Twitter and Facebook started going viral and he was finally unblocked a few days later. In his Tweet on the situation he was made to face, he tagged Rajeev Chaba, President and MD at MG Motors India. The owner naturally felt disappointed at this treatment. From the company’s point of view, this brings out a negative and unprofessional image that might backfire in the long run. Luckily, he was later unblocked and is known to have finally got the delivery of the vehicle on 8th January.
The MG Astor comes with the option of either a 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine making 140 PS and 220 Nm or a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine making 110 PS and 144 Nm of peak power and torque respectively. The turbo petrol comes with a sole 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox while the regular petrol comes with either a 5-speed manual or an 8-speed CVT gearbox. The prices of the Astor range from Rs 9.78 lakh and Rs 17.38 lakh, ex-showroom. The rivals include the popular Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, VW Taigun and Mahindra XUV700 (in 5-seat version).