In July this year, Morris Garages (MG Motor) marked its debut in the Indian market with the launch of Hector SUV. MG Hector is one of the first connected SUVs to be launched in India. Amidst slump in India’s auto sector, MG Hector managed to receive tremendous customer demand. The carmaker sold more than units 3,500 units of the vehicle in the initial two months, with 1,508 units and 2,018 units disposed of in July and August, respectively. The carmaker had temporarily suspended the bookings of Hector in July due to high initial demand. Well, there is a piece of good news for you all. MG Motor has finally reopened the bookings for Hector SUV, the automaker itself has announced.
It is to be noted that the bookings for MG Hector will be open for a limited period. According to a report of NDTV’s carandbike, Morris Garages also announced a 2.5 per cent (depending on the variant) price hike on the Hector that will be effective for the new lot of customers, while the first lot of customers that are yet to receive deliveries will remain protected from the price increase.
Currently, the prices of the Hector SUV starts at Rs 12.18 lakh (ex-showroom, India) going all the way up to Rs 16.88 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
Gaurav Gupta, Chief Commercial Officer - MG Motor India, said, "We are extremely overwhelmed with the response that MG Hector has received. As part of our commitment to customer satisfaction, we plan to retain the very special introductory prices for our first customers who have expressed full confidence in the MG brand during its launch. We are also working towards accelerating our production ramp-up to serve our new bookings at the earliest."
Hector SUV comes in five colours - glaze red, burgundy red, starry black, aurora silver and candy white. The length and width of MG Hector is 4,655 mm and 1,835 mm respectively. The height and wheelbase of MG Hector are 1,760 mm and 2,750 mm respectively.
In terms of the engine, MG Hector comes with the option of both, petrol and diesel powertrains. There is a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine good for 141 bhp and 250 Nm of peak torque, with a standard 6-speed manual gearbox. You can have it with a 6-speed DCT (Double Clutch Transmission) also. Then there is a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel motor producing 168 bhp and 350 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
The Hector SUV also gets a segment first 48V Hybrid System with the petrol trim. Boasting of better fuel efficiency and lower emissions, this variant also gets a 6-speed manual gearbox. On the features front, MG Hector SUV comes with the front and rear fog lamps, LED DRLs and tail lamps, dual tone machined alloys and floating light turn indicators.
There will be a 7-inch coloured MID and a 10.4-inch HD touchscreen AVN system. It also features the next-gen iSMART connectivity technology. The SUV further offers a premium cabin equipped with power adjustable seats, electronic parking brake, 360-degree camera and cruise control.
It is worth mentioning here that the bookings for MG Hector began on June 4, 2019. MG Motor have so far bagged over 28,000 bookings for the Hector. Also, the automaker has added over 11,000 additional customers on its priority waiting list.