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MG Motor India to launch SUV Hector in mid 2019; production to begin soon

The company had already started investing Rs 2,000 crore on upgrading the Halol plant in Gujarat which it had acquired from General Motors in 2017

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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MG Motor India, a wholly-owned arm of China's on Wednesday said it will launch a sports utility vehicle, in the middle of this year to kick off its journey in the country.

The MG will go into production in the second quarter of 2019 at the company's at Halol, Gujarat, said in a statement.

"With over 75 per cent localisation levels to begin with, the company aims to enter the growing premium sports utility vehicle (SUV) segment with a best-in-class offering that sets a new benchmark in its segment," it added.

Commenting on the upcoming product, said, "based on the company's global platform, the 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, he said, "we are confident that we will be able to exceed the market expectations with Hector."


Last year had stated that it would increase investment to over Rs 5,000 core in the next five to six years as it gears up to launch one new product each year in India from 2019.

The company had already started investing Rs 2,000 crore on upgrading the plant in Gujarat which it had acquired from General Motors in 2017.

First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 13:10 IST
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