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The nationwide lockdown in India due to the COVID-19 crisis has been extended till May 3. Many automobile manufacturers have come forward to offer a helping hand during this pandemic. MG Motor India has announced that it will be allocating 100 Hector SUVs to doctors, medical staff, police and local government officials for community service across the country, till the end of May 2020.
All the Hector SUVs provided by the company will be offered free-of-cost to support the national efforts to overcome the pandemic. All cars will be provided with fuel and drivers and will be supplied via MG's nationwide network of dealers during the lockdown as per state government rules. Similar to its Indian division, MG Motor UK has also pledged to provide 100 MG ZS EVs to NHS agencies throughout the UK to fight the global crisis.
This is not the first time MG Motor has stepped in to help during this situation. The company has already donated Rs 2 crore to aid the efforts being made to stop the COVID-19 spread in India. Moreover, the carmaker has provided ventilators and distributed health and hygiene kits, PPE kits, surgical masks, gloves, sanitizers, sanitizer sprayers, food, and ration kits to fight against the coronavirus threat.
In other recent news, MG Motor India recently announced Udit Malhotra as the company's new Head of Marketing. MG Motor also recently launched the BS6 Hector Diesel in India. The prices of the BS6 MG Hector diesel starts at Rs 13.88 lakh for the base ‘Style' variant and goes all the way up to Rs 17.73 lakh for the top-end ‘Sharp' trim. All prices are ex-showroom (Delhi).
Mechanically, the BS6 diesel variant is powered by the same 2.0-litre diesel engine which continues to pump out 168.4bhp of power and 350Nm of peak torque. The engine is coupled with a 6-speed manual gearbox only.
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During such a global crisis, it is good to see that many automobile manufacturers have come ahead and extended a helping hand to help our government fight against the COVID-19 crisis.