The series production of the MG Hector has commenced at Halol Plant, marking its readiness for the commercial launch.
MG Motor India is so busy preparing for the domestic debut of its first offering in India- the MG Hector on May 15, 2019. The official launch date is set for a month later- in June of the same calendar year. The mass production of the first MG SUV has been already kicked off at Halol plant in Gujarat before the launch.
Yesterday, MG Motor India released an exclusive video showing how the made-in-India MG Hector is being manufactured at Gujarat. In a nutshell, the MG Hector has been revealed in all its glory at the end of the video that shows that it is totally ready to be “unleashed on the Indian roads”.
MG Hector- Ready to be unleashed
MG Motor starts its fresh innings in India with the introduction of the MG Hector followed by the MG eZS as the second offering in the country. The Chinese-owned British auto brand has bought the GM’s Halol Plant and refurbished it in order to overhaul the manufacturing capacity as per requirements. In other words, the company has set up new assembly line, new body shop, press shop, parts distribution centre and a training facility among others within around 18 months which expresses MG’s all seriousness for its plan in our country. MG Motor has confirmed that the current capacity of Halol facility is 80,000 units per annum with a view to expanding to 200,000 units in the near future.
The forthcoming MG C-SUV will offer a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine releasing 143 hp of power and 250 Nm of torque, together with a 173 hp/ 350 Nm FCA-sourced 2.0-litre MultiJet II Diesel engine that comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The former is engaged with either a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission depending upon the variants. Further, there will be a supplementary 48-volt mild hybrid system as an option for the petrol engine variants.
The MG Hector is all set to go on sale in India sometime in June 2019.
Being the first MG’s SUV that is manufactured in India, the MG Hector carries over 75% of localization levels that can help cut down the price of the SUV to a more competitive level. Expecting the prices of the MG Hector to sit between Rs 15-20 Lakh in India. In another development, the Morris Garages (MG) India has invited the famous British actor Benedict Cumberbatch as its brand ambassador. The highly acclaimed movie star known for his roles in many popular movies and TV shows is now the face of MG Motor India.