name Hector draws inspiration from the noble qualities of the Trojan warrior
hero – Prince Hector of Troy. Remember the movie “Troy” with Eric Bana playing
the role of Hector? Hector stands for everything Strong, Bold yet Trustworthy
and Dependable. There is also a deeper connection to its engineering and heroic
references, as the name seeks to demonstrate the design influence of these
values, as exhibited by the geometrical cuts and design of the MG SUV.
also pays homage to great British engineering tradition, as a nod to the Royal
Hector biplane, used by the Royal Air Force in the 1930s. MG Hector will go into
production in Q2 2019 at the company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility
in Halol, Gujarat. With over 75% localisation levels to begin with the company
aims to enter the growing premium SUV segment with a best-in-class offering
that sets a new benchmark in its segment.
on the company’s global platform, the Hector has been heavily re-engineered to
enrich product attributes and suit the evolving preferences of the customers
and Indian road conditions. With 100
sales and service touch points in place by May 2019, we are confident that we
will be able to exceed the market expectations with Hector,” said Rajeev Chaba,
President & Managing Director, MG Motor India.
Motown India was part of the large
journalist delegation that went to Shanghai in October 2018 to visit the plant
of the parent company SAIC where both MG as well as Roewe brand cars were
manufactured. Motown India also got
to drive many of their cars at the Guangde Proving Ground.
in India, MG Motor has already started showcasing its global vehicles across 10
major cities in India to get closer to its prospective customers.