Pro Tip: MG plans to increase production of the Hector and bookings are expected to reopen soon.
MG Motor has received over 21,000 bookings for the Hector since its launch on 27 June 2019. The carmaker has now stopped taking further bookings as it is unable to cater to such high demand. In an official statement, MG Motor says it will resume Hector’s bookings soon.
Hector is a mid-size SUV, prices of which start from Rs 12.18 lakh and go up to Rs 16.88 lakh (ex-showroom). These are introductory prices, we expect MG to increase prices when it opens bookings next. It remains to be seen by what margin will the prices go up, and whether the increase in prices is the same for all variants or different.
MG Motor has also announced that Hector’s top two variants -- Smart & Sharp -- are in the highest demand, and over half of the buyers opting for these have gone for the petrol version. It is worth noting that the diesel Hector is available with a manual transmission only while in its petrol version, one can opt for either a manual transmission or an automatic.
In the event of the Hector bookings being temporarily halted, the alternate SUVs to buy in the same segment are Tata Harrier and Mahindra XUV500. Waiting period for the Harrier ranges between one week and 3 months, but the XUV500 is available readily in most cities.
Read the official MG Motor press release below for more details.
MG HECTOR sold out for 2019; bookings closed temporarily
New Delhi, 18 July 2019: After receiving an overwhelming response for the HECTOR, MG Motor India today announced that it has taken a decision to halt the bookings temporarily, keeping in mind the company’s commitment to ensure customer satisfaction. MG India plans to cater to the increasing demand by raising the production capacity for the HECTOR gradually over the next few months.
The carmaker has already received more than 21,000 bookings for MG Hector, India’s first internet car, since bookings began on June 4. The date of re-opening of bookings will be announced soon.
“Our first product, MG HECTOR, has received an overwhelming response and we are unable to cater to such high initial demand. We are, therefore, closing bookings temporarily as this will help ensure timely and orderly deliveries for our customers who have shown tremendous confidence in MG. We are also working with our component suppliers to ramp up production in a gradual manner without any compromise on quality,” said Rajeev Chaba, President & MD, MG Motor India.
The company plans to increase production for the Hector at its Halol manufacturing facility to 3,000 units per month by October this year. The top 2 variants – Smart & Sharp – have registered the highest demand, with over 50% reservations for the petrol variants.