MG Motor, India, started exports from its manufacturing facility at Halol, Gujarat. The company will begin with exporting its MG Hector to Nepal as what the company said was the first step towards its expansion plan for other South Asian countries.
It is also looking to export in right-hand drive countries, including the UK and South Africa. The company is looking at making its India manufacturing facility an export hub.
MG Motor began commercial production in India with MG Hector, which has sold 72,500 units in the country since its launch in June 2019.
Speaking on the commencement of exports, Rajeev Chaba, president and managing director, MG Motor India, said, “MG Motor India is constantly progressing its operations, expanding the market reach. We are now geared up to expand its footprint across the other South Asian countries starting with Nepal. Hector has played a vital role in establishing our footprint in India and we are looking forward to driving interest in Nepal with the launch of the MG Hector.”
The company, however, has a long waiting period for its cars in India owing to the chip shortage. Chaba said: “We expect the chip crisis to resolve in the coming six months.”
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