Morris Garages has announced that they have managed to sell 2,018 units of the Hector SUV in August 2019. The MG Hector SUV rivals the likes of Kia Seltos, Tata Harrier, Hyundai Creta and at the moment is sold as a 5-seater SUV. Morris Garages is also working on a 7-seater version of the Hector which would debut in 2020.
Morris Garages has over 28,000 bookings for the Hector SUV in India and an additional 11,000 interested buyers. With strong unprecedented demand, MG had to stop accepting bookings for the Hector SUV so that they could first deliver to the initial batch of customers. The bookings were halted in July itself, just a few days after the official launch. Morris Garages is working to ramp up production of the Hector SUV to 3,000 units / month to meet the demand in our SUV-loving market.
MG positions the Hector as an ‘Internet Car’ with connected technology. The brand will restart bookings for the Hector later this year and had previously reported a total sale of 1,508 units in July 2019. For a new brand, these initial two months surely look promising.
Prices for the MG Hector start from INR 12.18 lakh and go all the way up to INR 16.88 lakh, ex-showroom.
In India, the MG Hector is being offered in a total of 3 engine options. The popular engine is a 2.0L, FCA-sourced, 2.0L, turbocharged, 4-cylinder diesel engine producing 170 PS of power and 350 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed manual gearbox. MG offers a 1.5L, turbocharged with intercooler petrol motor with 48V mild-hybrid backed by Lithium-ion batteries producing 143 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque. There’s another 1.5L, turbo-petrol producing 143 PS and 250 Nm with a 6-speed manual or DCT automatic gearbox.
Morris Garages backed by SAIC are now working on first implementing a useable charging grid for their upcoming eZS / ZS EV electric SUV which will rival the Hyundai Kona.