With the launch of Hector SUV, MG (Morris Garages) Motor entered the Indian market on a positive note. So far, MG Motor India has received more than 38,000 bookings for Hector. Also, MG Motor India has manufactured 10,000 units of the SUV at its Halol manufacturing plant. Notably, MG Hector bookings had started on June 4 and the SUV had garnered over 28,000 bookings within six weeks. Due to very high initial demand, the carmaker had temporarily suspended the bookings. However, the bookings reopened for a limited period on September 29. MG Motor India sold 2,608 units of Hector in September, 2,018 units in August and 1,508 units in July.
In the Indian market, MG Hector rivals Kia Seltos, Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500, and Jeep Compass. Hector SUV comes in five colours - glaze red, burgundy red, starry black, aurora silver, and candy white. The length and width of MG Hector are 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 141 bhp 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 168 bhp 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.
Currently, the prices of the Hector SUV starts at Rs 12.18 lakh (ex-showroom, India) going all the way up to Rs 16.88 lakh (ex-showroom, India).