Under Chinese ownership, MG has come storming back from the dead. The once-British brand, famous for its iconic names — the MG TF, MGA and MGB sports cars and the Magnette sedan — has just launched a new crossover in India. But instead of hauling out a classic MG name from the past, or some letter-number amalgam, the brand went in a completely different direction. The new crossover has a name that may turn out to be unforgettable, but for different reasons than the much-loved MGs of yore.
We won't keep you in suspense any longer. The name of the new midsize four-door crossover is Hector.
Don't believe us? You can watch the official intro video at autonews.com/mghector.
In England, the reborn MG offers two crossovers, the GS and ZS, and last year posted its best sales since MG Rover days in 2005, when the brand went bankrupt. Final numbers for 2018 are not in, but MG was one of Britain's fastest-growing brands, and the company likely exceeded its goal of 8,800 vehicles sold.
We're just waiting for someone to park a Vauxhall Victor next to an MG Hector.