MG Motors made its debut in the Indian market in June this year with the Hector being the first model to be launched in the Indian market. However the automaker was taken by surprise with the overwhelming demand observed with 28,000 bookings recorded since launch.
With there being no sight in the demand slowing down or losing steam anytime soon; MG was forced to stop accepting bookings as a temporary measure. Nevertheless Morris Garages has announced that it will soon start accepting bookings once again for the Hector SUV.
As per the new announcement bookings for customers registered on the priority waiting list will be able to book their Hector between the 25th and 28th September only, while rest other customers bookings will commence from 29th September onwards. Deliveries of the newly booked cars will however commence only towards the end of 2019 or early next year.
The MG Hector gained a lot of popularity for its extensive feature list and long list of equipment. Features such as panoramic sunroof, powered co-driver seat, height adjustable powered tailgate, reclining second row, 8-speaker ambient lighting, 8-speaker infinity sound system and 10.24 inch touchscreen infortainment system have been well accepted by the customers.
The Hector also earned the title of being the Internet car with connected tech on offer, it makes use of I-smart application and an embedded sim card to remotely control a variety of in car functions such as opening and closing the sunroof, switching the car on and off, turning on the air-conditioner among many more.
The Hector is also offered with three engines, a 1.5 litre turbo petrol hybrid, 1.5 litre petrol and a 2.0 litre turbocharged diesel. The 1.5 litre in hybrid guise produces 141 bhp and 250 Nm of torque and comes mated to a 6-speed manual and DCT transmission. Next up the 1.5 litre petrol in standard guise puts out 143 bhp and 250 Nm of torque, transmission options include a 6-speed manual. The diesel on the flipside churns out 170 bhp and 350 Nm of torque and is mated to a 6-speed manual only.
Competition on the other hand has been gradually rising with the arrival of the Kia Seltos; however other rivals such as the Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier and many more have been there to keep the Hector company. It would also be interesting to note that Tata Motors recently launched a black edition for the Harrier SUV.