MG Motor commences Hector Plus production at Halol plant
Hector Plus is a 6-seat variant of the Hector and was showcased at the Auto Expo this year
MG Motor India commenced the commercial production of the Hector Plus at their Halol facility today. The SUV will go on sale in July 2020.
Hector Plus differentiates itself from the Hector by getting third row seating and captain seats in the second row. This Hector Plus retains most of the aesthetic elements of the but gets new headlamps, grille, rear taillight design and revised skid plates.
MG’s manufacturing plant in Gujarat deploys advanced robotic spot welding, robotic roller hemming, and robotic brazing facilities to achieve superior weld quality and dimensional consistency. The paint shop uses robotic application at all stages of coating to achieve superior paint finish quality and colour harmony. The new assembly line operates with the help of advanced Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) for various assembly processes. A first in the industry, touchscreen pads are also available at each assembly work station, enabling MG employees to connect and alert the system centrally to avoid errors, following the heritage brand’s ‘first time right build’ philosophy.
Speaking on the development, Manish Manek, Chief Plant Officer, MG Motor India, said, “The Hector Plus is aimed at addressing specific family needs with captain seats in the middle row and the third row for teenagers. Further augmenting the Hector brand family, the Hector Plus stands out as the smarter choice with advanced technology, best-in-class safety, and unmatched comfort.”
MG Hector Plus also comes integrated with the revolutionary Over the Air (OTA) technology that allows customers to update software/firmware, feature themes, and infotainment content seamlessly. After the huge success of MG Hector across the country, the British carmaker is working on strengthening its SUV portfolio. The Hector Plus will go up against the likes of Toyota Innova Crysta, Mahindra XUV500 and soon-to-be-launched Tata Gravitas.