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MG Hector bookings cross 50,000 mark, 20,000 units sold in 8 months

Written by Nizam Shaikh

MG Motor India has announced that the brand’s first model in India the MG Hector has crossed 50,000 bookings and MG has sold nearly 20,000 units of the C-SUV in our country since its launch in India. The MG Hector was launched 8 months ago in India and the car is offered in 4 variants – Style, Super, Smart, Sharp with 3 engine options – Petrol, Petrol Hybrid and Diesel.

A few weeks ago, the brand also launched the BS6 emission compliant variant of the MG Hector in the petrol fuel option. The power plant is a BS6 compliant 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine which generates 143 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque available in a manual gearbox as well as an automatic DCT (dual-clutch transmission). MG is also expected to upgrade the diesel engine to BS6 standards before the new stringent norms roll-out on 1st April 2020. 

MG Motor India during the Auto Expo 2020 unveiled the 6 seater family version called the Hector Plus which is expected to hit the Indian markets in the third quarter of this year. The MG Hector Plus is likely to come in a 2+2+2 seating configuration. The new seat configuration is not the only change on the Hector Plus but it will come with revamped exteriors and interiors. The Hector Plus will still carry the same silhouette as the MG Hector but features new front and rear bumpers, new headlights and taillights etc.

Though information on the interiors have not been revealed yet, the Hector Plus is expected to come with features like a 10.4-inch large touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity options, 7-inch colour driver’s information screen, leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather seats, ambient lighting, dual-pane panoramic sunroof, rain-sensing wiper, fatigue reminder setting, cruise control, powered tailgate, flat foldable second-row seats, etc.

For our Country, the brand has also revealed, at the Auto Expo 2020 the MG Gloster SUV which is expected to arrive by Diwali 2020. The full-sized SUV will rival the Mahindra Alturas, the Ford Endeavour and the likes in the Indian market. MG is likely to assemble the Gloster at their Halol plant in Gujarat to ensure that the prices are kept competitive. 

MG Motor India already has over 200 centres across the country and plans to further expand this number to 250 by March 2020.