MG Motor's Much-Awaited First SUV to be Christened “MG HECTOR”
‘HECTOR’ stands for everything Strong, Bold yet Trustworthy and Dependable. Further, there is a deeper connection to its engineering and heroic references
New Delhi, Jan. 09: MG (Morris Garages) Motor India today announced the name of its much-awaited SUV: ‘HECTOR’, ahead of its market launch in the middle of this year.
It draws inspiration from the noble qualities of the Trojan warrior hero – Prince HECTOR of Troy. The name HECTOR also pays homage to great British engineering tradition, as a nod to the Royal HECTOR biplane, used by the Royal Air Force in the 1930s.
‘HECTOR’ stands for everything Strong, Bold yet Trustworthy and Dependable. Further, there is a deeper connection to its engineering and heroic references, as the name seeks to demonstrate the design influence of these values, as exhibited by the geometrical cuts and design of the MG SUV.
MG HECTOR will go in to production in April 2019 at the company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Halol, Gujarat. With over 75% localisation levels, the company aims to enter the growing premium SUV segment with a best-in-class offering that sets a new benchmark in its segment.
“Based on the company’s global platform, the HECTOR is being heavily re-engineered to suit the market preferences and road conditions with lots of changes for Indian customers. With 100 sales and service touch points in place by May 2019, we are confident that we will be able to exceed the market expectations with HECTOR,” said Rajeev Chaba, President & Managing Director, MG Motor India.
MG Motor India had already started showcasing its global vehicles across 10 major cities in India to get closer to its prospective customers. The company has also recently revamped its website www.mgmotor.co. in by making it an experience cloud for its users, through which customers can learn more about the iconic British brand and stay tuned for more updates on the upcoming HECTOR SUV.