MG Motor's India Plans to launch the Hector Plus and Gloster SUV remain unchanged even though the carmakers of the country have been hit hard by the lockdown
The Indian automobile industry is going through tough times due to the pandemic, and the government has locked-down the country for 21 days. Moreover, several dealerships around the country are at the edge of shutting down completely due to huge losses. Many carmakers have promised to help its dealers during these tough times. Moreover, MG India has promised that it’ll not cut the jobs of its employees this year because of the ongoing situation. Not just this, to help the authorities, the company will be producing affordable ventilators.
At the 2020 Auto Expo, MG Motors showcased some new products which are scheduled to hit the Indian shores in the coming years. MG Hector Plus and Gloster were the biggest attention seekers at the carmaker’s stall. The MG Hector Plus (7-seater Hector) will derive power from the same 1.5-litre petrol unit that produces 141bhp and 250 Nm of peak torque. On the other hand, the 2.0-litre, diesel unit puts out power and torque outputs of 218bhp and 350 Nm. The top-spec petrol trims will also employ mild-hybrid technology. Transmission duties will be done by a 6-speed MT and 6-speed DCT.
Moreover, the India-spec MG Gloster will get propelled by a 2.0-litre, twin-turbo oil-burner, which puts out 218bhp of power and 480 Nm of peak torque. The diesel mill will come mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Once launched, the MG Gloster will compete with the likes of Toyota Land Cruiser Prado and Jeep Grand Cherokee globally.
The MG Gloster will compete with the likes of Toyota Land Cruiser Prado and Jeep Grand Cherokee globally
The MG Gloster is already in getting sold in China, where it is named as Maxus D90. The SUV will be the flagship model in the carmaker’s line-up in India. Not just this, MG has planned to launch the Hector Plus in mid-2020 and the Gloster prmium SUV during festive season. This means that the company's plans for the Indian market are very well on track in spite of the entire market being gripped in the ongoing unfavourable situation.