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MG Hector production crosses 50,000 unit milestone

Tuhin Guha Published: February 26, 2021, 11:13 AM IST

MG Motor India has now manufactured over 50,000 units of the MG Hector out of its facility in Halol, Gujarat. An all-women crew manufactured the 50,000th Hector to signify the diverse worforce that MG Motor India employs at its facility. The plant runs with a 33% share of women in its workforce who are employed across business funcstion as well as in production processes like panel-pressing of sheet metal, welding, painting as well as post-production test runs.

MG aims to increase its women workforce to up to 50 per cent eventually, The company has worked towarsd this goal since operations began in 2018 with initiavtives like close co-ordination with local panchayats near its plant.

The MG Hector launched in India in 2019. This has been followed by the three-row Hector Plus in 2020 while the Hector received a minor update for the 2021 model year. Most recently the turbo-petrol Hector was also given a CVT gearbox option to go with the hybrid manual and DCT gearboxes. The diesel Hector and Hector Plus are manual-only. The 1.5-litre turbo-petrol Hector puts out 143PS and 250 Nm while the FCA-sourced 2.0-litre diesel makes 173PS and 350Nm. Prices for the Hector start from Rs 12.90 lakh while the Hector Plus starts from Rs 13.35 lakh.

Alongside the MG Hector, MG also sells the MG ZS EV and the MG Gloster 4x4 in India. Joining the line-up soon is the the petrol version of the ZS, expected to be called the Astor.

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 12.9 Lakhs
Displacement
1496cc
Transmission
Manual
Max Power(ps)
143
Max Torque(Nm)
250
Mileage
15.8 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 29.98 Lakhs
Displacement
1996cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
163
Max Torque(Nm)
480
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 20.99 Lakhs
Displacement
-NA-
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
142.76
Max Torque(Nm)
353
Mileage
-NA-
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