Hector SUV was launched in India by Morris Garages (MG Motor) recently. On the day of launch, the company announced that it has received over 10,000 bookings for the premium SUV since the start of bookings on June 4. Now, the popularity of MG Hector has reportedly reached to such an extent that there is a waiting period of up to seven months on the premium SUV. Yes, you read it right.
According to a report by Autocar India, MG Hector Sharp Petrol DCT variant is the most in-demand trim of the premium SUV in the country right now, with a waiting period of seven months in Delhi and over six months at other places. The report further claimed that Hector Petrol DCT with the Glaze Red paint scheme has a waiting period of more than seven months across the country.
It is to be noted that 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). It is one of the first connected SUVs to be launched in India and it will be offered in four variants - Style, Super, Smart and Sharp. It will come in five colours - glaze red, burgundy red, starry black, aurora silver and candy white.
MG Hector SUV: Specifications
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 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.
The company has kick started operations with 120 centres for the convenience of its customers. This figure will go up to 250 in September 2019.