MG Motors created ripples when it entered the Indian market officially and announced the price of the all-new Hector in the Indian market. After the manufacturer started taking the bookings officially, the waiting period on the car crossed 7 months in many areas. MG has officially started delivering the vehicles to the customers and the first delivery of the SUV took place in Gurgaon, Haryana.
The keys of the first MG Hector were delivered by Rajeev Chaba, President & Managing Director, MG Motor India. The car was delivered to Mr Madan Mohan who is an avid classic car collector and is the founder of 21 Gun Salute restaurant that organises one of the biggest vintage car rally annually in India. Mr Mohan himself is a collector and owns several classic cars. One of the most exotic vehicles in his collection are the 6 units of the MG classic cars that are still in running condition and he uses them quite often on the public roads.
Mr Madan Mohan drove his vintage MG car to take the delivery of the all-new Hector. The delivery took place at the MG Motor’s flagship showroom in Gurgaon, Haryana and the keys were handed to him by President and MD of the MG Motor India. In the video, Mr Madan Mohan says that he became very excited after he got to know that MG Motors will start their operations in India. He was one of the first ones to book the vehicle officially in India when the bookings started.
It is not known which variant Mr Madan Mohan bought but the vehicle’s all-black colour looks quite interesting. The MG Hector is available with both petrol and diesel engine options in the Indian market. The MG Hector is priced at Rs 12.18 lakh, which makes it highly competitive in the segment. The top-end version of the car is priced at Rs 16.88 lakh. MG has already received more than 13,000 bookings throughout the country and in some parts of the country, the waiting period is around 7 months. Interestingly, 50% of the customers have booked the petrol versions of the Hector, which is quite a high number for an SUV of this size. Out of these 50% petrol buyers, 70% of customers choose the Dual-Clutch Transmission, which is the only automatic version available with the car. It should be noted that MG Motor does not offer an automatic transmission with the diesel version of the Hector.
The Hector offers Artificial Intelligence-based infotainment system that allows the owners to control the vehicle’s features through voice commands. Other features include a 5 year/unlimited mileage warranty, which is a unique thing in the segment. Also, MG Motors is offering 5 years of free labour charges during the services and Road Side Assistance for free.