MG Motor India has had quite a successful innings with the launch of its maiden product, the Hector. Having sold over 3,500 units of the same in two months of its launch, the company had to temporarily suspend bookings due to production and supply restraints. Now MG is planning to reopen the bookings in the month of October, says Autocar India.
The MG Hector garnered 28,000 bookings previously before the company decided to close down the bookings until further notice. MG mentioned that it would rather concentrate on ramping up the production to 3,000 monthly units at its Halol plant by October 2019 and thus speed up deliveries of the booked units. Over 5,000 units of Hector have been rolled off till date.
Now with the festive season knocking on the doors, the company is likely to reopen the bookings. However, the waiting period for the deliveries is likely to remain the same as before. Some of the variants were already on a 6-7 months waiting period, and for those who book the Hector in October will certainly have to wait till 2020 for deliveries.
The success of the MG Hector can be credited to its advanced features and aggressive prices. Interestingly, the company has quoted the INR 12.18-16.88 lakh* price range as introductory, and there is a good chance that a price hike is due now.
The MG Hector is priced way lower than most C-SUVs sold in India, so much low that it has been facing heat from its the Kia Seltos premium B-SUV which was launched in the market on 22 August 2019 as well. Kia sold over 6,200 units of the Seltos within 8 days of its launch which is a record for any newly-launched vehicle. It has been priced from INR 9.69 lakh*.
[Source: Autocar India]