MG Motor will soon be entering the Indian market with their first offering, the Hector. The British carmaker, which is owned by China’s SAIC Motor Corp, will launch four more SUVs in the country within two years of launching the Hector. The company already has 40 dealer tie-ups and plans to increase that number to more than 110 by May 2019.MG Motor will launch five SUVs in the next 24 months.5-seat MG Hector to go on sale in May 2019.Will be followed by an all-electric SUV by the end of 2019.7-seat Hector will take on the upcoming Tata Buzzard.Plans to introduce a total of four platforms in the country.
MG Motor has revealed that it will launch five new SUVs in the next 24 months. Considering Indian customers’ penchant for SUVs, it seems like MG is on the right track. The iconic British carmaker, now owned by China’s SAIC Motor Corp, will start its Indian operations in May with the launch of the 5-seat Hector in the mid-size SUV segment. The company has already tied up with over 40 dealer partners and aims to set up 110+ touchpoints by the end of May 2019.While a 7-seat version of the MG Hector is in the works, it will be preceded by an all-electric SUV. Set to be offered as a CBU initially, expect it to be launched before the end of 2019. MG officials added that the all-electric SUV will later be assembled in India at its facility in Halol, Gujarat. Likely to be a compact SUV similar in size to the Hyundai Creta or the Renault Duster, the upcoming eSUV will have a range of around 350km on a full charge.
It is likely to benefit from the government’s FAME II policy for electric and hybrid vehicles.As for the Hector, the 5-seat version of the SUV will take on the likes of the Jeep Compass, Tata Harrier and the Hyundai Creta, while the 7-seat version will rival the Tata Buzzard, which is likely to sport a different name for the domestic market. The MG SUV will feature connected car technologies with an integrated eSIM and iSmart mobile applications. You can read more about this pioneering tech here.Later, the company plans to offer two more SUVs based on two different platforms in the country.