MG Motor India today announced that it has sold a total of 1,508 units of the MG Hector in July 2019. Launched on June 27, with prices starting at an aggressive Rs 12.18 lakh, the MG Hector comes in four variants and with three engine-gearbox combinations. The company’s first product for the Indian market is available in a total of four diesel variants, two petrol-manual variants, two petrol-automatics and three petrol-hybrids.
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.”
The company had earlier stated that petrol versions make up more than 50 percent of the Hector's sales, and the variants most in demand are the top two trim levels – Smart and Sharp. Autocar India had reported that the Hector 1.5-litre petrol-DCT in Glaze Red is the most popular pick among buyers, with a waiting period of over seven months across India. The other two engine-gearbox configurations – the 1.5-litre petrol-hybrid with a manual gearbox and the 2.0-litre diesel with a 6-speed manual – commanded a waiting period of four and three months, respectively.
MG Motor India, which has received over 28,000 bookings for the Hector, is sold out for 2019 and has temporarily stopped bookings. The date of re-opening of bookings will be announced soon. The company plans to increase production of the Hector at the Halol plant to 3,000 units per month by September this year.