MG Hector prices increase as bookings reopen

29th Sep 2019 12:55 pm

MG has re-opened bookings for the Hector. The SUV is now pricier by up to Rs 40,000

MG Motor India has re-opened booking for its Hector SUV, after temporarily closing order books in July. The carmaker had received 28,000 orders in the first round of bookings and had announced the Hector was sold out for 2019. Overwhelming demand and a capacity crunch at MG’s plant in Halol, Gujarat meant the waiting period for some of the original orders extended beyond 7 months. MG will ramp up production by November and an official announcement mentions that of the original bookings, 15,000 orders are on ‘priority wait list’ and the waiting time is at an average of 3-4 months.  

What’s important to highlight is that MG has used the re-opening of order books as an opportunity to up Hector prices. The Hector range now starts at Rs 12.48 lakh (ex-showroom, India) and tops off at Rs 17.28 lakh. The new prices reflect a Rs 30,000-40,000 increase in prices, depending on version.

MG Hector variant-wise prices (ex-showroom, India)
VariantOriginal priceNew pricePrice increase
1.5 Petrol Style MTRs 12.18 lakhRs 12.48 lakhRs 30,000
1.5 Petrol Super MTRs 12.98 lakhRs 13.28 lakhRs 30,000
1.5 Petrol-Hybrid Super MTRs 13.58 lakhRs 13.88 lakhRs 30,000
1.5 Petrol-Hybrid Smart MTRs 14.68 lakhRs 14.98 lakhRs 30,000
1.5 Petrol Smart ATRs 15.28 lakhRs 15.68 lakhRs 40,000
1.5 Petrol-Hybrid Sharp MTRs 15.88 lakhRs 16.28 lakhRs 40,000
1.5 Petrol Sharp ATRs 16.78 lakhRs 17.18 lakhRs 40,000
2.0 Diesel Style MTRs 13.18 lakhRs 13.48 lakh Rs 30,000
2.0 Diesel Super MTRs 14.18 lakh Rs 14.48 lakhRs 30,000
2.0 Diesel Smart MTRs 15.48 lakhRs 15.88 lakhRs 40,000
2.0 Diesel Sharp MTRs 16.88 lakhRs 17.28 lakhRs 40,000

The new prices are effective on bookings made from September 25, 2019. The MG Hector is likely to see another price revision closer to April 2020 when its powertrains are upgraded to BS6-spec. You can expect a marginal bump up in prices for the petrols and a substantial increase in prices for the diesels owing to the significant upgrades needed for the engines to meet the stringent emission standards.

MG’s second product for India, the all-electric ZS EV SUV comes soon, while 2020 will also see the arrival of the three row version of the Hector that has been spied testing.

Also see:

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