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MG Reopens bookings for Hector; prices hiked by 2.5 Per Cent

CARDEKHO
Published Sep 30, 2019, 2:07 pm IST
Updated Sep 30, 2019, 2:07 pm IST
Missed out on placing your order the first time around? You can still get one, but for a bit more.
Hector was launched near June-end with prices ranging between Rs 12.18 lakh to Rs 16.88 lakh (ex-showroom).
 Hector was launched near June-end with prices ranging between Rs 12.18 lakh to Rs 16.88 lakh (ex-showroom).
  • MG stopped bookings for Hector in mid-July 2019.

  • Hector was launched near June-end with prices ranging between Rs 12.18 lakh to Rs 16.88 lakh (ex-showroom).

     

  • MG has reopened bookings, deliveries expected in 2020 only.

  • New Hector customers to pay revised prices, increased by Rs 30,000 to Rs 40,000.

  • MG may close bookings again prior to introduction of BS6 compliant powertrains.

MG Motor had suspended booking for the Hector SUV for over two months and many may have felt left out. But if you’re still keen on the Hector, this is your second chance as MG has reopened the bookings for it, starting September 29.

The Hector was launched on June 27 and got over 28000 bookings since pre-orders began, forcing the carmaker to halt the orders and ramp up production. Depending on the variant and city, the wait time till delivery for a new Hector could stretch upto 4 months or more.

 

MG’s decision to reopen the Hector bookings follows the carmaker’s plan to further increase production in the second-shift at its Halol plant from November 2019. Those who missed out on placing an order for the Hector last time around can do so now at MG’s website or dealerships across the country. The booking fee is set at Rs 50,000.

Also read: MG Hector Variants Explained: Which One To Buy?

However, those placing their orders now, will also face a  price hike of upto 2.5 per cent on the Hector SUV. MG does state that the pending 15,000 or so orders from the initial bookings will be safeguarded against the price increase.

 

 The second batch of deliveries won’t begin until 2020 and most carmakers raise prices every year to reflect an increase in production costs.

Here are the revised prices for the MG Hector for new buyers:

Petrol Manual

New Price

Old Price (At Launch)

Difference

Super

Rs 12.48 lakh

Rs 12.18 lakh

Rs 30,000

Style

Rs 13.28 lakh

Rs 12.98 lakh

Rs 30,000

 

Petrol-Hybrid Manual

     

Style

Rs 13.88 lakh

Rs 13.58 lakh

Rs 30,000

Smart

Rs 14.98 lakh

Rs 14.68 lakh

Rs 30,000

Sharp

Rs 16.28 lakh

Rs 15.88 lakh

Rs 40,000

Petrol Automatic

     

Smart

Rs 15.58 lakh

Rs 15.28 lakh

 

Rs 30,000

Sharp

Rs 15.18 lakh

Rs 16.78 lakh

Rs 40,000

Diesel Manual

     

Super

Rs 13.48 lakh

Rs 13.18 lakh

Rs 30,000

Style

Rs 14.48 lakh

Rs 14.18 lakh

Rs 30,000

Smart 

Rs 15.88 lakh

Rs 15.48 lakh

Rs 40,000

Sharp

 

Rs 17.28 lakh

Rs 16.88 lakh

Rs 40,000

Given that the MG Hector’s powertrain options are not yet BS6 compliant, all the orders for the BS4 models would likely have a deadline of April 2020 for delivery. Perhaps, MG may close bookings again at a later date, until it introduces the BS6 engines in the Hector in early 2020.

Related: BS4 vs BS6: Should You Buy A Car Now?

The MG Hector rivals the likes of the Tata Harrier and Jeep Compass along with smaller, premium SUVs like the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. As of now, the Seltos is the only one available with BS6 compliant powertrains.

 

Disclaimer: This article has not been edited by Deccan Chronicle and is taken from a syndicated feed. Photos: CarDekho.

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