MG Motor India has introduced that it has rolled out its 50,000th Hector from its Halol plant in Gujrat. The milestone was achieved in somewhat underneath two years because the begin of manufacturing in April 2019. The carmaker additionally revealed that the 50,000th SUV was manufactured by an all-women crew.

  • 50,000th Hector rolls out of Halol plant
  • All-woman crew manufactured the milestone Hector

The corporate says the initiative has created a brand new benchmark celebrating range – one of many core pillars of the automaker – as girls led the end-to-end manufacturing. On this first-of-its-kind improvement, women-only groups have been concerned in panel-pressing of sheet steel, and welding to portray jobs, in addition to finishing up post-production take a look at runs. The automaker has 33 % girls workforce at its facility. MG says that it goals to extend this quantity to 50 % sooner or later.

Talking on the event, Rajeev Chaba, president and MD, MG Motor India mentioned, “The rollout of our 50,000th Hector by an all-women crew comes as an honour to their contributions and arduous work. It additionally demonstrates that tumbler ceilings now not exist even in an erstwhile male-dominated trade resembling vehicle manufacturing. We imagine that it’ll encourage extra girls to hitch the automotive trade in India and overseas.”

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Launched in June 2019, the Hector was MG’s first mannequin for the Indian market, with the 10,000th Hector rolling off the road in October 2019.

In mid-2020, the Hector was joined by its 6-seater sibling, the Hector Plus, with the mannequin line-up receiving an update earlier this year. The replace introduced with it minor styling tweaks and extra tools, together with a 7-seater by-product of the Hector Plus. The latest replace to the Hector noticed MG introduce the option of a CVT gearbox alongside the DCT unit.

Other than the Hector and its three-row by-product, MG additionally retails the all-electric ZS EV – which just lately acquired an replace – and the full-size MG Gloster in India. The carmaker is at the moment readying to launch the ZS EV’s petrol sibling, the usual ZS, in India. The SUV, nonetheless, is predicted to enter manufacturing with a different name later this year.