MG Motor marked its India entry with Hector SUV last month and the manufacturer is off to a flying start with over 21,000 bookings. Around 50% bookings have come for the petrol iteration of the SUV. The company has announced that the MG Hector has been sold out for this year (2019), therefore its bookings have been temporarily closed in the country. This decision will help the carmaker ensure “timely and orderly deliveries” of the vehicle.
The British carmaker is currently in talks with their component suppliers to gradually increase the Hector’s production. The company will increase the production capacity of its Halol plant from 2,000 units to 3,000 units per month by October, 2019. Read – MG Hector Vs Tata Harrier
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Speaking about this unprecedented response, Rajeev Chaba, President & MD, MG Motor India said that “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,”. Read – 7-Seater MG Hector Revealed
The MG Hector comes in three trims – Style, Super and Smart – priced from Rs 12.18 lakh to Rs 16.88 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Engine options include a 141bhp, 1.5L turbo petrol, a 168bhp, 2.0L diesel and a petrol-hybrid. While the gasoline unit meets the BS6 emission norms, the diesel motor is BS4-compliant. The carmaker is likely to introduce BS6-ready diesel powertrain in January, 2020.
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