MG Motor’s First India Bound SUV To Be Called “MG HECTOR”
Motor India today announced the name of its much-awaited SUV: ‘HECTOR’, ahead of its market launch in the middle of this year.
The name HECTOR draws inspiration from the noble qualities of the Trojan warrior hero – Prince HECTOR of Troy. HECTOR’ stands for everything Strong, Bold yet Trustworthy and Dependable. There is also 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.
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.
MG HECTOR will go in to production in Q2 2019 at the company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Halol, Gujarat. With over 75% localisation levels to begin with 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 has been heavily re-engineered to enrich product attributes and suit the evolving preferences of the customers and Indian road conditions. 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.