MG Hector the first model launched in India by Morris Garages (MG Motors) is off to an excellent start with gathering more than 21,000 bookings since the bookings began on June 4.
The overwhelming response has resulted in the Company’s total production for 2019 to be sold out already and it is now planning to increase the production of Hector at the Halol manufacturing facility to 3,000 units a month which would be attained by October 2019.
“Our first product, MG HECTOR, has received an overwhelming response and we are unable
to cater to such high initial demand. We are, therefore, closing bookings temporarily as this
will help ensure timely and orderly deliveries for our customers who have shown tremendous
confidence in MG. We are also working with our component suppliers to ramp up production
in a gradual manner without any compromise on quality,” said Rajeev Chaba, President &
MD, MG Motor India.
The MG Hector, mid-size SUV, launched with a long list of exclusive features and very aggressive introductory prices starting at Rs. 12.18 lakh (ex-showroom, India). It’s an attractive package and tag of the first Internet car in India seemed to have got people’s attention.
Hector is powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine delivers 143 PS Power at a peak torque of 250 Nm while the Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine delivers 170 PS Power at a peak torque of 350 Nm. Petrol will also get an automatic transmission which is not available in the diesel engine. MG Hector will also come in a mild hybrid variant with a 48-volt lithium-ion battery which helps store the energy and provide extra torque assistance of up to 20 Nm when required. The fuel economy is 15.81 km/l for petrol hybrid variant and 17.41 km/l for the diesel variant.