Now that the bookings of the MG Hector have been reopened, the production capacity of the SUV will be increased by 50% to meet the high demand that it faces.
MG Motors with its first offering from India is seeing an overwhelming response. The gigantic MG Hector is garnering a huge lot of bookings day by day and in just 10 days of reopening its booking, the figures have already crossed 8000 units.
Fresh reports confirm that MG is increasing the production capacity of Hector by 50%, very soon. The process is in development and from next month, its Gujarat plant will produce 3000 units per month instead of 2000 units.
Reports also that MG Motors is planning to invest Rs 2,000 crore in India, regarding expansion and product development. This will allow the company to expand in more cities, open up more showrooms and give a better experience to the buyers.
The manufacturer also states that the production capacity is not going to cross 3000 units a month. The sales for the past two months and our interaction with the MG dealerships also suggest that the number of inquiries is increasing every day.
Among the variants, the top-end variants of the Hector are the best-selling and are getting the most enquiries. Our dealership sources have also hinted that the petrol-AT and the diesel variant are getting an equal response from buyers.
Hector comes with two engines, a 1.5 Litre turbocharged petrol and a 2.0 Litre turbo-diesel unit. The petrol unit has also been equipped with the smart-hybrid system, which increases the mileage by 12%. The DCT gearbox comes only on the petrol variant, while the petrol-hybrid and the diesel get a 6-speed manual gearbox.
The prices of MG Hector now start off at Rs 12.48 Lakhs going up to Rs 17.28 Lakhs (ex-showroom). The prices have been increased by 30,000 for the petrol variants and Rs 40,000 for the diesel variants. Coming April 2020, the prices are set to increase again with the addition of BS-6 engines.
MG has equipped the Hector with a plethora of features, including a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, 7-inch coloured digital MID, 360-degree surround camera, Auto Headlamps, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, electronically adjustable driver and co-driver’s seat, I-Smart internet car technology, 10.4-inch touchscreen infotainment, Cruise Control and more.
Hector rivals with the likes of Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass and Mahindra XUV500. However, its price range also puts it in the league of mid-size SUVs, dominated by Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos.