MG Motor India is reportedly delivering the Hector and Hector Plus to customers with fewer features. The updated car now gets fewer features than what the brochure promises amidst a parts shortage, the report adds further. Some of the features now missing on the Hector siblings include the subwoofer and amplifier and auto tailgate swipe sensor. The aforementioned features were available on the Smart and Sharp variants of the Hector and Hector Plus 6-seater.
With respect to the MG Hector Plus seven-seater, the subwoofer and amplifier will still be available with Smart and Select variants. The omission of the features have been made in a bid to reduce the waiting time for customers. The omission though is only temporary and MG will add the features once again to the SUVs at the factory level while dealerships will retrofit the features on cars delivered to customers as well. That said, there’s no specific timeline on when the parts will be available.
The semiconductor chip and parts shortage has affected not only MG but other manufacturers globally. More recently, Skoda and Volkswagen discontinued auto-folding ORVMs on the Kushaq and Taigun due to the unavailability of parts, while Mahindra & Mahindra discontinued the new XUV700 without sequential turn indicators. Industry experts do say that the auto sector is on the road to recovery and will soon see the omitted features being added back. More auto players are also in the process of producing semiconductor chips on their own to address the shortage.