The commencement of exports from MG Motor India’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Halol, Gujarat was announced today. As a first step in its growth strategy for other South Asian countries, MG will start exporting India’s first internet SUV, the MG Hector, to Nepal.
MG Motor India commenced commercial manufacturing in India in June 2019 with the introduction of its first vehicle, the MG Hector. Since its launch, MG Hector has grown at a tremendous rate in India, becoming a member of around 72,500 Indian households. Speaking on the start of the exports, Rajiv Chaba, Chairman and Managing Director, MG Motor India said, “MG Motor India is continuously making progress in its operations, expanding market reach, stakeholder base, and creating new additions to the MG family.
Taking this spirit forward, MG is set to expand its footprint to other South Asian countries starting from Nepal. Hector has been instrumental in establishing our prowess in the auto industry as dynamic and aggressive as the Indian auto space, and we look forward to increasing interest in Nepal with the launch of MG Hector. According to MG, gender diversity and women empowerment are important pillars in the core concept of the company as it expands its boundaries.
Women currently make up 37 percent of MG’s workforce, with a target to reach 50 percent in the near future. Paramount Motors Pvt. Ltd., MG’s Nepal-based dealer partner has also been roped in to help support the gender diversity agenda. MG Hector is manufactured at the company’s Halol factory in Gujarat.
A 1.5-litre turbo petrol hybrid or non-hybrid engine and a 2.0-litre diesel engine are available. All engines are mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The petrol engine, on the other hand, is available with both a 6-speed DCT and a CVT.