MG Hector Hector SUV (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ackodrive)
MG Hector SUV will be launched in India on June 27 this year. It is to be noted that the Hector SUV will be the first product of the Marquee British Automaker MG Motor (Morris Garages) in the Indian market. Interestingly, the MG Hector SUV will also be one of the first connected SUVs to be launched in the country and it will be offered in four variants - Style, Super, Smart and Sharp.
The length and width of MG Hector is 4,655 mm and 1,835 mm respectively. The height and wheelbase of MG Hector are 1,760 mm and 2,750 mm respectively. In terms of the engine, MG Hector comes with the option of both, petrol and diesel powertrains. There is a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine good for 143 PS and 250 Nm of peak torque, with a standard 6-speed manual gearbox. You can have it with a 6-speed DCT (Double Clutch Transmission) also. Then there is a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel motor producing 170 PS and 350 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
The Hector SUV also gets a segment first 48V Hybrid System with the petrol trim. Boasting of better fuel efficiency and lower emissions, this variant also gets a 6-speed manual gearbox.
On the features front, MG Hector SUV comes with the front and rear fog lamps, LED DRLs and tail lamps, dual tone machined alloys and floating light turn indicators. There will be a 7-inch coloured MID and a 10.4-inch HD touchscreen AVN system. It also features the next-gen iSMART connectivity technology. The SUV further offers a premium cabin equipped with power adjustable seats, electronic parking brake, 360-degree camera and cruise control.
It is to be noted that MG Motor India has not revealed the prices of the new Hector SUV yet. It will be going up against rivals such as the Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass and the soon-to-be-launched Kia Seltos as well.
Recently, MG Motor India kick-started the bookings for the Hector SUV at a price of Rs 50,000. It is worth mentioning here that the Hector SUV has already started rolling off the MG Motor’s assembly line from its plant in Halol, Gujarat. The current capacity of Halol manufacturing facility is about 80,000 units per annum, which will later expand to 200,000 units, as per the requirement.