Hector SUV Helps MG Motor India Record 25% YOY Sales Growth in May 2023

After several new product debuts and launches, MG Motor has seen considerable success in terms of sales. Following the launch of the Comet EV and the updated Hector SUV in India, the British automaker clocked an impressive 25% increase in retail sales last month.

By Reetika Bhatt | on June 1, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

After several new product debuts and launches, MG Motor has seen considerable success in terms of sales. Following the launch of the Comet EV and the updated Hector SUV in India, the British automaker clocked an impressive 25% increase in retail sales last month. The manufacturer today released its sales report for May, noting that it delivered more than 5,000 units to customers in India. According to the report, MG Motor dispatched 5,006 units in May 2023. For reference, it sold 4,008 units in India during the same month previous year. For those unaware, the Hector and Hector Plus facelifts were launched by MG Motor at the 2023 Auto Expo in January, which contributed to the company's recent increase in sales. When the automaker initially arrived in India, the Hector SUV was the first vehicle it offered and continues to be its best-selling product in the country to date.

Also Read: MG ZS EV Records 10,000 Unit Sales Milestone in India

MG Comet: Battery, Features, and Design

MG launched its latest EV, the Comet in India at Rs 7.98 lakh (ex-showroom). The carmaker's brand-new electric vehicle is propelled by an electric motor and a 17.3kWh battery pack. It produces 110Nm of maximum torque and 41bhp of peak power. Additionally, the electric hatchback can be fully charged from 0 to 100% in seven hours using a 3.3 kW charger and has a 230-kilometre driving range on a single full charge. The new MG EV boasts a number of features, such as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 7.25-inch fully digital instrument console, an illuminated MG logo, a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), a reverse parking camera, i-Smart connected car technology, OTA updates, 12-inch steel wheels, etc. However, depending on the variant you opt for, the feature equipment list differs. 

The front of the EV now features a full-width LED light bar and a chrome strip connecting the wing mirrors. The Comet also has a full-width light bar at the back and vertical glass for the passengers in the backseat. Moreover, it rolls on 12-inch steel wheels. Aside from that, MG has hidden the Comet's charging port behind the front light bar and added an illuminated MG logo to the flap. The cabin of the Pace version of the EV has a starlight-Black theme, whereas the interiors of the other models are dual-tone White and Grey. 

After the ZS EV, the Comet EV is the second electric car in MG Motor's fleet. The firm claims to be optimistic that it will soon see an increase in sales and market share thanks to the success of the ZS EV and favourable feedback for the Comet EV.

Also Read: MG Comet EV Deliveries Commence in India; Check Prices, Features and More

MG Gloster Blackstorm Edition Launched in India 

The 2023 Gloster Blackstorm variant has been launched by MG Motor in India at Rs 40.30 lakh (ex-showroom). The new SUV in deep black offers a fresh look, more features, and the most recent Level 1 ADAS capabilities. Front-wheel drive (FWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) are the two powertrain options for the MG Gloster Blackstorm. The new variant's engine is still the same. A 2.0-litre single turbo-diesel engine with 163bhp powers the 2WD variant, while a 2.0-litre twin turbo-diesel engine with 218bhp powers the 4WD model. Both engines are coupled to an 8-speed automatic gearbox, but the 4WD model's powertrain additionally features a BorgWarner transfer case with shift-on-the-fly capability.  

Metal Black or Metal Ash paint is available for the Gloster Blackstorm's exterior, and both hues are accented by black roof rails, taillight and headlight housings, window trim, fog light housings, and alloy wheels. While there are a few red accents here and there, the exterior is primarily black. The front and rear bumpers, wing mirrors, headlights, and brake callipers are all included. 

With black upholstery and crimson accents on the console and steering wheel, the interior continues the black and red theme. The Blackstorm variant of the Gloster has every feature available on the standard Gloster. A dual panoramic sunroof, a 12-way adjustable driver seat, an 8-way adjustable passenger seat, as well as several safety features like lane change assist and adaptive cruise control, all of which are available on other Gloster models, are among them. 

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