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MG has Sold One Million SUVs in India

With over 80,000 units sold since launch, the Hector and Hector Plus were the most important contributors to this achievement.

MG India has surpassed the one lakh sales mark nearly three years after launching its first product in India, the Hector. The Hector and Hector Plus are also the automaker’s best-selling models in India, having sold over 80,000 units since their introduction.

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  • Production began in May 2019
  • Currently has an annual production capacity of 80,000 vehicles
  • New EV hatchback in the works

In June 2019, the company unveiled its first product, the Hector, which is aimed at the midsize SUV market. MG India has added to its SUV lineup with the launch of the Hector Plus, ZS EV, Gloster, and Astor in the last three years.

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MG India recognizes that technology sells, so it has strategically focused on introducing ‘connected car’ technology. MG India introduced Car-as-a-Platform (CaaP) service with the Astor, which allows users to use streaming apps, voice, and concierge support services via the in-car infotainment system and mobile phone apps. Given the pandemic that followed shortly after, and with only premium SUVs and no hatchbacks on offer, MG India’s sales milestone is commendable. However, it’s worth noting that Kia arrived in India around the same time as MG, but thanks to the Seltos and Sonet, it quickly surpassed the 3 lakh sales mark in 2021.

“We are grateful for the love and trust that we have received after establishing a solid foundation focused on employees, dealers, suppliers, and customers,” said Rajeev Chaba, president and managing director, MG Motor India.

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The Journey of MG in India

MG India topped both the JD Power 2021 customer sales satisfaction study and the Customer Service Index in March. MG India launched the ZS EV facelift earlier this year and is also working on a new affordable EV that will debut in early 2023.

In the meantime, MG India has teamed up with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) to expand its electric vehicle infrastructure in India. The brand currently produces 80,000 vehicles per year and plans to increase production this year.

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