MG Motor India has announced a total sales of 4,010 units of vehicles in the month of December 2020. The manufacturer has also announced that 3,430 units of Hector were sold during this period. This is a growth of 33% over the sales in December 2019 and a colossal 77% growth in the total sales in 2020 compared to 2019.
The manufacturer has also announced that they have received 5,000 bookings for the Hector in December. MG does not classify Hector and Hector Plus sales so the exact numbers remain unknown. It is the highest bookings gathered by the MG for the Hector till now. Also, the MG ZS EV has received 200 bookings for the December 2020 period.
Commenting on the sales performance, Rakesh Sidana, Director – Sales, MG Motor India, said,
We have ended the year on a high note with customers continuing to choose the best-in-class premium products from MG’s stable. Going forward, we will have more excitement for the customers in January. We expect the momentum to continue as the MG brand enters more markets in 2021.
MG will keep the Halol plant shut for the first 10 days in January. This is because of the annual maintenance of the plant in Gujarat and no production will happen. MG has also said that with restrictions in the supply chain, the deliveries to the customers can get delayed in the future. However, the manufacturer did not say how much time the deliveries can get delayed.
The Hector remains the best-selling vehicle from the manufacturer. MG has sold over 25,000 units of the Hector in the 2020 calendar year. The MG ZS EV has clocked 1,243 units in the 2020 calendar year.
MG launched the all-new ZS EV, Hector Plus and the Gloster in the Indian market in 2020. In 2021, the brand plans to launch a slew of SUVs again. The first vehicle coming from them is the Hector Plus – 7-seater version. MG is also working on the facelifted version of the Hector and that is likely to offer a 4X4 system, which the competition does not offer. We are not sure if the 4X4 system with an AWD only or a proper 4X4 with a low-range transfer case. Nonetheless, MG also plans to equip the new Hector with Advanced Driver-Assistance System or ADAS. It is already available with the Gloster but we are not sure if the same level of technology will be available with the Hector too.
The Gloster offers Level 1 Autonomous Driving that allows various functions including lane assist, automatic emergency braking (AEB), adaptive cruise control system and more. The Gloster is the only vehicle in the segment to offer these features while the vehicles like Fortuner and the Endeavour do not offer any of these.
MG also plans to launch the Creta-challenger later this year. The SUV to take on the Creta and the Seltos will be the petrol version of the ZS. It is already on sale in the international markets and will launch in India soon. MG also plans to launch an all-new MPV to take on the Innova but the exact timeline of the same remains unknown.