MG (Morris Garages) Motor India today commenced the commercial production of the Hector Plus. Manufactured at its Halol plant, the SUV was first showcased at Auto Expo 2020 and will go on sale in July 2020. The Hector Plus differentiates itself from the Hector with captain seats in the middle row, thereby offering best-in-class comfort to the passengers. A third row has also been added to suit the family needs. This high-appeal SUV comes with a premium new look including the all-new headlamps, front grille, front and rear bumpers, new rear tail light design and revised skid plates.
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 a 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’s Halol plant operates conforming to world-class manufacturing standards following production parameters beyond the current norm, with the vehicles undergoing various stringent quality tests. Further underlining its commitment to create products specifically for India, the carmaker had also set up a captive vendor park at its plant.
The technologically advanced 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.
MG Hector Plus also comes integrated with the revolutionary Over the Air (OTA) technology, allowing customers to update software/firmware, feature themes, and infotainment content seamlessly. Building on the huge success of Hector across the country, the British carmaker is working on strengthening its SUV portfolio.