The latest Entrant in the Indian Automotive Industry, MG Motor India has lucked out with its first offering. The carmaker has already received more than 21,000 bookings for MG Hector, India’s first internet car, since bookings began on June 4 and it was launched on June 28. The date of re-opening of bookings will be announced soon.
“Our first product, MG HECTOR, has received an overwhelming response and we are unable to cater to such high initial demand. We are, therefore, closing bookings temporarily as this will help ensure timely and orderly deliveries for our customers who have shown tremendous confidence in MG. We are also working with our component suppliers to ramp up production in a gradual manner without any compromise on quality,” said Rajeev Chaba, President & MD, MG Motor India.
The company plans to increase production for the Hector at its Halol manufacturing facility to 3,000 units per month by October this year. The top 2 variants – Smart & Sharp – have registered the highest demand, with over 50% reservations for the petrol variants.