(Morris Garages) Motor India, part of the mammoth China based SAIC Group, rolled
out the first production version of Hector from its state-of-the-art facility
at Halol in Gujarat. Hector, MG’s first car in India, has gone into commercial
production after one million kilometres of testing in diverse road and climatic
conditions across India. With extensive localisation, more than 300+ India
specific changes have been carried out in the MG Hector to suit the customer
preferences and road conditions.
Motor India will begin shipments of the Hector SUV within the next few weeks to
its widespread network of 65 showrooms across 50 cities. The Hector SUV will
make its global debut on May 15, 2019 and pre-orders will begin in the month of
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 customised
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.
India has so far invested Rs 2,200 crore in its Gujarat manufacturing plant to
roll out the much-awaited MG Hector. The company has set up new assembly line,
new press shop, new body shop, new parts distribution centre, testing track and
a state-of-the-art training facility in the plant, within a short span of 18
Halol plant currently has a production capacity of 80,000 units per annum and
has the provision to increase the capacity going forward depending upon the
requirement. The plant operates conforming to world-class manufacturing
standards following production parameters beyond the current norm, with the
vehicles undergoing various stringent quality tests. Further underlining its
commitment to creating products specifically for India, the carmaker had also
set up a captive vendor park at its plant.
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.
MG Hector comes equipped with cutting-edge technology and is designed to
deliver best-in-class performance and features. The next-gen iSMART technology
promises to deliver safe, connected, and fun experiences to customers as
India’s first internet car, with a segment-best 10.4-inch touchscreen. The SUV
comes with revolutionary Over the Air (OTA) technology, allowing customers to
update software, features, themes, and infotainment content, when the updates
Motor India is a future-ready organisation that is setting industry benchmarks
in terms of young & smart work culture and diversity - female employees
already account for 31 percent of the company’s total workforce of 1,000
employees. With a focus on four key organisational pillars – innovation,
safety, experiences and diversity; the carmaker has built a strong foundation
for its future operations. The company has recently invested Rs 150 crore
towards the purchase of its brand-new corporate office in Gurgaon.
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