MG Hector is a brand new car manufacturer in the Indian market. They made their entry into the Indian market last year with a superhit product Hector SUV. The SUV became popular in a very short span of time and had a long waiting period. Ever since the country was hit by the Corona virus outbreak, all the car manufacturers have suspended their operation and are doing their bit to help recover from this current situation. MG Motors India is also doing its part by offering support to communities during this time. They have now donated a MG Hector to healthcare authorities in Vadodara that has been converted into an Ambulance.
The Ambulance as mentioned above is based on regular MG Hector and was developed by MG’s engineering team in Halol in just 10 days. The Ambulance was built in partnership with Ahmedabad based Motor Body builders, Natraj. The Ambulance is well equipped in terms of equipment. It has features like a auto loading stretcher that has been imported, Oxygen system with cylinder, fire extinguisher and medical equipment.
This retrofitted Hector Ambulance also gets, medicine cabinet with 5 parameter monitor, internal lighting, inverter with battery and sockets. The engineering team has included a jump seat for the attendant. For this they had used the rear seat of the Hector to keep the cost down. The The Hector Ambulance also gets, light bar on the top o the vehicle with siren and amplifier.
This is not the first time MG is providing vehicles to fight against the Corona virus pandemic. Few weeks ago, they had announced that they will provide 100 Hector SUVs to police officers, healthcare workers, medical staffs and others who are working in the frontline to contain the spread of COVID-19. They had also donated ventilators and distributed Health and Hygiene Kits, PPE kits, Surgical Masks, Gloves, Sanitizers, Sanitizer Sprayers, Food and Ration Kits to combat the corona virus threat.
MG Hector is available in both petrol and diesel engine options and only the petrol version is available with a DCT gearbox option. There is a possibility that MG might manufacture more Hectors in the future to help healthcare officials fight against the Corona virus. The next big launch from the automaker is the Hector Plus, which is a 6 seat version of the SUV. The Hector Plus will be positioned above the regular model in terms of pricing, and is expected to get a few additional features.