MG launched its maiden product in India, the Hector, on 27 June this year. Touted as the 'the First Internet SUV' in our market, the Hector is already off to an excellent start. MG Motor India today announced that it has received 28,000 bookings for the Hector and has delivered 1,508 units of the same in the first month.
Earlier reports had said that MG had paused bookings at 21,000 units, but now the officially confirmed number is 28,000 units. With the bookings rocketing higher than the expectations, the company has been compelled to stop taking further bookings temporarily, and the Hector is now sold-out for this whole calendar year. This is certainly a bummer for the people still planning on to get their hands on the Hector, who will now have to wait until the company is ready to balance out the supply-demand chain.
Commenting on the sales performance, Gaurav Gupta, Chief Commercial Officer, MG Motor India, said, “We thank our customers for the initial response to the HECTOR. We remain strongly focused on providing them with a delightful customer experience by ensuring timely vehicle deliveries and seamless assistance.”
MG Motor India plans to ramp up the current production figures to 3,000 units per month by the month of September this year in order to cope up with the overwhelming demand of Hector in the Indian market. The success story of Hector can be contributed to its long list of advanced features and aggressive introductory prices which start at just INR 12.18 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). It's been just a month since the launch, and rivals like Tata Harrier, Hyundai Creta, and more, are already feeling the heat of it.
The MG Hector is available in two petrol-MT configurations, two petrol-AT configurations, four diesel-MT configurations and three petrol-electric-MT configurations.
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MG Hector's engine options include a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol unit (143 PS/250 Nm) w/o 48-volt mild-hybrid tech and a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine (170 PS/350 Nm). 6-speed manual and 6-speed dual-clutch automatic are the transmission choices. The Tata Harrier rival is rated to deliver a fuel economy of 14.16 km/l (petrol-MT)/15.81 km/l (petrol-electric-MT)/13.96 km/l (petrol-AT)/17.41 km/l (diesel-MT).