MG Motor Joins Hands With SBI Ahead Of Hector SUV Launch
The Hector mid-size SUV is set to go on sale in Q2 2019
The MG Hector will be showcased to the public in April 2019.
Expect MG Motor to open bookings around the same time.
It will be sold as a 5-seat SUV initially.
However, a 7-seat version is also in the pipeline.
MG Motor is working towards establishing its sales and service network in India ahead of the launch of its first SUV -- the Hector. The carmaker aims to have around 100 touchpoints by the time the Hector goes on sale and it has now signed an MoU with State Bank of India to provide finance solutions to its dealers as well as customers.
MG Motor says it is committed to create tailor-made finance packages to its customers. Expect the carmaker to tie up with more banks going forward to offer its customers multiple options to choose their finance partners. Alternatively, the carmaker will let customers subscribe to the Hector SUV as it has already partnered with Myles - a self-drive car sharing platform.
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The Hector will be launched in India sometime between April and June 2019. It will be revealed around April 2019 and MG Motor is expected to start accepting bookings for the car and display it in the showrooms around the same time as well. The Hector will be pitted against the likes of the Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass and the Hyundai Tucson. Expect its prices to start from around Rs 15 lakh (ex-showroom).
Read MG’s official press release below for more details.
MG Motor India signs MoU with State Bank of India for its Electronic Dealer Finance Scheme (e-DFS)
SBI to provide wholesale inventory finance to MG partner dealers through SBI’s advanced electronic lending product
New Delhi, Feb. 04: In a move that underlines its commitment towards driving growth for its partner dealer ecosystem, MG Motor India today signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the country’s largest public sector lender State Bank of India, for the latter’s Electronic Dealer Finance Scheme (e-DFS). The strategic tie-up will provide access to wholesale inventory finance to MG partner dealers through SBI’s technologically-advanced electronic lending product.
SBI is the largest public sector lender in the country and is acclaimed for offering tech-driven banking services to its customers. Its electronic Dealer Finance Scheme (e-DFS) is a proven and tested product which has already facilitated access to quick and low-cost credit for inventory finance to thousands of dealers across the country through its hassle-free, digitally-driven platform.
The MoU between MG and SBI was signed at the SBI headquarters in Mumbai. Present on the occasion were Gaurav Gupta (Chief Commercial Officer) and Rakesh Sidana (National Sales Head) from MG Motor India; while Haridas K. V (Dy. Managing Director – Retail Banking), Mr. Mihir Narayan Prasad Mishra (General Manager – SME) and Mr. Devinder Gupta (DGM – SCFU) represented SBI at the official signing ceremony.
Speaking on the occasion, Gaurav Gupta, Chief Commercial Officer, MG Motor India said, “Joining hands with State Bank of India, the country’s largest public sector bank, gives seamless access to credit to our network of chosen dealer partners. The association will facilitate curated banking and financing solutions for wholesale inventory finance, enabling us to deliver on our brand promise of driving growth for our dealers as part of our long-term commitment to the market.”
MG Motor India has been constantly leveraging technology to redefine customer experience ahead of the launch of its first SUV Hector by Q2 2019. The carmaker, which plans to operate 100 sales and service touch points across India ahead of the launch, plans to build on its recent alliance with SBI and partner with more leading banks to enable robust banking and financing solution to its customers and dealer partners alike; this will include inventory funding and access to credit solutions to dealerships and term loans to end-customers. MG Motor is also committed create tailor-made finance packages to meet the requirements of various customers.
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