GM and SAIC resume sales of luxury analogue of new Chevrolet Captiva

GM and SAIC resume sales of luxury analogue of new Chevrolet Captiva

September 29, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

A new product called MG Hector was launched on the market in June this year. By August, dealers had accepted over 28,000 orders for SUVs. The Indian factory of the brand could not cope with such a stir, and it was decided to suspend the reception of pre-orders.

On September 29, the second wave of accepting orders for the new MG Hector crossover started. The first wave had to be temporarily suspended due to rush demand for a new product: the brand’s factory in India could offer only 3.5 thousand of such SUVs per month. This amount was clearly not enough to satisfy the desires of all customers. According to the press service of the automaker, now ordered cars will fall into the hands of buyers only at the beginning of 2020.

MG Hector is called a luxurious copy of the new generation Chevrolet Captiva. The novelty differs from the “donor” by the upgraded radiator grill, nameplates with the brand logo and an expanded list of available options and equipment. The engine range of the front-wheel drive crossover includes a one and a half liter 150-horsepower turbo engine and a two-liter diesel engine with a return of 170 horsepower.

The engines are supplemented by a 48-volt starter-generator and are paired with a 6-speed manual transmission or robotized.

 Such cross receives adaptive cruise control, multimedia with a huge touch screen, video surveillance cameras, electric front seats, a glass roof with a sunroof, etc. Very soon, the more premium six-seat version of the MG Hector with separate “captain” second-row seats will see the light. So far, you can only buy SUVs in India at a price of Rs 1,218,000

Meanwhile, Europe is already placing orders for the hybrid Bentley Bentayga. Buyers will receive a new product in the fourth quarter of this year.