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MG Hector: Bookings To Start Over on September 29

MG Hector: Bookings To Start Over on September 29 :- MG Motor India has finally entered the Indian market with the grand launch of the Hector SUV in June previously this year. The carmaker had sold more than 3,500 units in just the time span of two months of the SUV going on sale.

MG Hector: Bookings To Start Over on September 29

Because of this high demand for the Hector, MG had to provisionally suspend the bookings for the SUV in the month of July by which time, the carmaker had already got 28,000 bookings through its online portal as well as at its dealerships all over the nation.

In the meantime, we can only confirm that the bookings for the MG Hector are going to reopen on 1st October 2019, which corroborates some of the earlier released reports.

It is worth noting that even though the bookings are going to reopen in the month of October, there will still be a considerable waiting period for the SUV along with the deliveries of the newly booked cars that are anticipated to begin only towards the end of this year, or else early next year.

The MG Hector is on sale with various options of engine-gearbox. There is going to be a 143hp, 1.5-litre petrol as well as a 170hp, 2.0-litre diesel engine. A variant of 48V mild-hybrid is also accessible with the petrol engine, which is claimed to be around 12 per cent, which is even more effective and efficient as compared to the standard petrol option.

Gearbox options include the 6-speed manual as well as a 6-speed DCT automatic gearbox for the petrol motor, while on the other hand, the petrol-hybrid as well as the diesel engines are only offered with the manual.

In terms of equipment, you can definitely say that the Hector is fairly well-kitted (particularly in top-spec form). It also features a 10.4-inch iSmart touchscreen infotainment system that gets an AI-powered voice assistance, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, together with other additional connected car features and for this you can thank to its embedded SIM.

One of the top best specification of Hector Sharp also comprises of its hi-tech features such as a 360-degree camera, a massive panoramic sunroof, heated ORVMs, rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlights and eight-colour interior mood lighting.

Taking about its rivals, the MG Hector faces a huge rivalry in our market from the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier as well as the newly launched Kia Seltos, and many others. MG on the other hand is also working on a six-seat version of the Hector, which is slated in order to come to the Indian market in the year 2020. The carmaker at the same time has also officially teased its next offering and that is the ZS EV ahead of its launch early following year.