MG Motor India registered a growth of a staggering 264 per cent by selling 5,528 units in March 2021 as against 1,518 units for the same period last year and recorded its highest-ever sales for a single month. Both its products, the Hector and ZS EV recorded their highest ever sales during March 2021. The carmaker is currently witnessing a waiting period of 2 to 3 months for most of the models, which justifies the demand. The company mentioned that the shortage of supply of semiconductors and the ongoing recent spike in the Covid cases could lead to few NPD (No Production Days) in April 2021.
Current Models On Sale In India
MG has three products in its portfolio, namely, Hector, ZS EV and Gloster. The updated 2021 Hector is receiving a lot of positive response from the market which is evident from the fact that Hector received close to 6,000 bookings in the month of March. The 2021 Hector is available with two seating options, a 7-seat form with a bench in the second row and a 6-seat form with captain seats. From the exteriors, the facelifted Hector gets a revised front grille and in the rear, the reflector strip connecting the two taillamps gets replaced by a black applique. Under the hood lies, a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine that cranks out 143 HP of power or a 170 HP rated 2.0-litre diesel engine. There are two gearbox options, a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. MG Hector is aggressively marketing its Hinglish voice commands which can now recognise up to 31 commands by which the customers can control the music, opening/closing of the sunroof, use the navigation and more.
MG Motor And Its Future Plans For India
It is now highly likely that MG will launch another SUV in the Indian market in form of the ZS Petrol though it looks like MG will ditch the ZS nameplate and launch the car with a new name. MG will position the new SUV below Hector and thus it will lock its horns with the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Nissan Kicks and Renault Duster.