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MG begins Hector production in Gujarat, test mule spotted in Goa


MG Hector spied testing in Goa

MG Motors has begun production of the much touted Hector SUV. The British automaker has also announced that bookings for the Hector SUV will begin in June, while shipments will begin to its widespread network of 65 showrooms across 50 cities by 15th of May.

“We are proud to be rolling out the first made in India, feature-rich internet car, the MG Hector, from our all-new assembly line in Gujarat. Adopting the highest quality global manufacturing standards, the Hector has been specially customized to suit Indian customer preferences and road conditions. The MG Hector is poised to become a new benchmark in SUVs,” said Rajeev Chaba, President & Managing Director, MG Motor India.

Called the first made in India Internet car in the country, the Hector will pack a lot more than expected in terms of features. The massive 10.24 inch touchscreen system itself will pack in safe, fun and connected experiences to the customer along with i-Smart technology. The SUV will also come with revolutionary Over the Air (OTA) technology, allowing customers to update software, features, themes and infotainment content, when the updates are available.


MG Hector spied testing in Goa

MG Motors India has invested Rs 2,200 crores in setting up its Gujarat manufacturing plant to roll out the much awaited MG Hector. The company has been hard at work setting up a new assembly line, new press shop, body shop, parts distribution centre, testing track and a state of the art training facility in the plant within a short span of 18-months. The Halol plant has a current production capacity of 80,000 units per annum with the provision to increase the capacity at any given time.

Further underlining its commitment to creating products specifically for India, the carmaker had also set up a captive vendor park at its plant. The carmaker’s technologically advanced plant in Gujarat deploys advanced robotic spot welding, robotic roller hemming and robotic brazing facilities to achieve superior weld quality and dimensional consistency. The paint shop uses robotic application at all stages of coating to achieve superior paint finish quality and colour harmony. The new assembly line operates with the help of advanced Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) for various assembly processes. A first in industry, touchscreen pads are available at each assembly work station, enabling MG employees to connect and alert the system centrally to avoid errors, following the “first time right build” philosophy.

Set to tackle in the premium midsize SUV category, where the rivals look tougher than they appear, it would be interesting to know it fares in the market. So would buy the Hector over the Tata Harrier or Hyundai Tucson, let us know in the comments section below.


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