MG Motor India recorded a sales figure of 2,150 units in July 2020. Thus, registering a 40% increase on a year-on-year basis for the month of July.
The times are surely tough for the Indian automotive industry, but last month, MG Motors recorded sales of 2,105 units, which is an increase of 40% in comparison to the same period of time last year. Commenting on the sales expansion of the auto company in July 2020¸ Sales Director of MG Motor India, Rakesh Sidana, stated:
“The overall market environment continues to be challenging with uncertainties due to variable lockdowns in various phases. The component supplies continue to remain impacted especially from the Chennai region. However, despite these challenges, our production has remained at similar levels in July as compared to June 2020 and we expect the situation to improve during the festival season.”
There are currently three MG models on sale in the Indian auto market. The first one is the MG Hector, which helped the brand in creating a space for itself around the Indian buyers. In the meanwhile, the MG ZS EV, a premium EV, has also succeeded in carving out a niche market in the not-so-hyped EV space. The MG Hector Plus, the third model of the company has also been launched last month.
Based on the standard MG Hector, the Hector Plus is offered in a six-seater configuration and is equipped with several additional features like tailgate opening and closing by using gestures. More upmarket seat coverings, a large-screen portrait-style touchscreen infotainment system, panoramic sunroof and smart connected features are also provided. The MG Hector Plus is a tad longer in comparison to the standard MG Hector. Nevertheless, both of the SUVs have the same wheelbase. The MG Hector Plus also comes with an upgraded design kit with a new grille, a new bumper, slightly altered headlights, and newly-styled taillights.
The Hector Plus is the third model of MG Motors for the Indian auto market.
The MG Hector Plus borrows all of its 3 powertrain options from the MG Hector. The first one is a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol motor, which can deliver 143 PS against 250 Nm. The second one is a 48V mild-hybrid equipped version of the same turbo-petrol motor that comes with a 48V electric motor, which can generate an additional torque of 20 Nm. The last one is a 2.0-litre diesel engine, which is good for 170 PS against 350 Nm. The transmission duties are undertaken by a standard 6-speed MT and an optional 7-speed DCT unit on the petrol version.