Customer exchanges Range Rover Evoque for a brand-new MG Hector Plus


Most of us spend quite a lot on our cars and with time, we look to upgrade our vehicles to something more luxurious and premium. However, a Land Rover Range Rover Evoque owner chose a wiser route to upgrade his current car. The customer exchanged the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque with a brand-new MG Hector Plus. Here are the details.

The customer from Tamil Nadu exchanged his 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque for the newly launched MG Hector Plus. By exchanging the Land Rover Range Rover, the customer received a discount of around Rs 7 lakh. According to the invoice the customer chose the MG Hector Plus Sharp 1.5-litre petrol DCT, which is the top-of-the-line variant of the car. The invoice shows that the price of the car without any taxes and fee is Rs 12.68 lakh, while without exchange, it is close to Rs 20 lakh.

Nonetheless, the owner who made the exchange and chose the Hector Plus as his new car after selling the Evoque was not available to make comments on his decision. While we cannot tell you the exact reasons behind the decision, it does seem like a wiser way to own a car.

Buying imported cars in India

The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is not manufactured in India. It is a Completely Knocked Down (CKD) vehicle that is assembled in India to bring the cost down. However, even with its assembly in India, the price of the vehicle remains quite high compared to the international markets. For example, the starting price of the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is about Rs 60 lakh in India whereas, the starting price of the same model in the UK market is only about Rs 33 lakh. It is a massive difference.

Now maintaining these vehicles requires deep pockets too. Starting with the spare parts and availability, you may have to wait for months if the car gets involved in an accident. This is why many chose vehicles that are manufactured in India rather than the imported models.

MG Motors, on the other hand, manufactures the Hector, Hector Plus among other vehicles in India. This allows the dealers to deliver the cars quickly as well as stock up as many spare parts as required. This is why we said that this is a wiser way to own a car earlier.

MG Hector Plus

MG Hector Plus is based on the Hector and is available with both six and seven seating options. The car looks similar to the regular Hector but there are changes in the grille and the LED DRLs that make it look different from the regular Hector. The six-seater version offers pilot seats in the middle row and feels quite spacious and premium. In fact, the top-end version comes loaded with features like a panoramic sunroof, massive 10.4-inch infotainment that remains connected to the Internet, electrically powered and adjustable front seats and more.