- MG Hector will launch in India next month.
- MG will open its first dealership in Delhi on June 4, 2019.
- The SUV has received 300 India-specific changes.
- It gets a host of segment-first features.
- The model will be available in petrol and diesel fuel options in manual as well as automatic variants.
The MG Hector bookings have begun in the country ahead of its official launch next month. While an official announcement is awaited from MG Motors, some dealers have started accepting pre-orders at a token amount of Rs 51,000. Besides, dealers are contacting and inviting interested customers in their region to book the SUV.
While the MG Hector price will be announced at its official launch next month, most of the details have already been revealed at its official unveiling in Mumbai last week. Set for its India foray, MG Motors will open several dealerships in the country starting with the Delhi outlet on June 4, 2019. It is also planning to start 120 touch points through 50 dealers initially and expand it to 250 by September 2019.
The new entrant in the compact SUV segment has been tailored for the domestic market with 300 India-specific changes. That said, it has been tuned to abide by the Indian norms, road conditions and gets features in line with the Indian buyers’ taste. Visually, the SUV looks rugged and bulky. As for the MG Hector interior, it packs in some segment first features such as a large 10.4-inch touchscreen with Harman sourced Infinity audio system. In addition, it also gets a push-button start, tyre pressure monitoring system, keyless entry, 360-degree camera and cruise controls among several others.
The MG Hector specifications comprise a 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine with 143 bhp of maximum power. Diesel-powered variants get the FCA sourced 2.0-litre oil burner which also powers Jeep Compass and Tata Harrier. As for transmission options, it will come with a six-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox and a 6-speed manual unit. In addition to petrol and diesel variants, MG Hector will also come with a 48-volt mild-hybrid variant claimed to offer 12 per cent more fuel economy than its petrol counterpart. Upon its launch, the SUV will primarily go against Mahindra XUV500 and Tata Harrier in the segment. While MG will introduce the five-seat version at launch, a seven-seat version will be added to the line-up before the new BS VI emission norms come into force.