- It is expected to launch in the country by June 2019.
- The MG Hector will get a 1.5L petrol and 2.0L FCA sourced diesel unit.
- It will also get a 48 volt mild hybrid variant.
- The India-spec MG Hector will compete with Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass and Hyundai Tucson.
- There will be a standard six-speed manual unit and a dual-clutch auto box for the petrol engine.
MG Motors has released the first official images of the Hector SUV that is set to debut in the country in June this year. The images reveal design of the upcoming SUV that will stack up against the likes of Jeep Compass, Tata Harrier and upcoming Hyundai Tucson facelift. As reported earlier, the MG Hector would share body panels and underpinnings with Bajoun 530. There is a stark similarity between the two in terms of design. At front, it features LED headlights that are placed on the lower bumper with the LED daytime running lights are positioned on top of it. The talking point at front remains the large mesh grille with a bold chrome surround and a big ‘MG’ badge.
Other elements such as faux skid plates at front and rear, split roof spoiler and diamond cut alloy wheels further accentuate the SUV-ish look. It also gets a light bar which connects the tail-lamps. The black cladding runs through the length of the car all the way up to the rear bumper which gets a reflective red strip. With styling bits such as a roof spoiler and roof rails, the SUV gets a sporty flair.
While the exterior styling has been revealed officially, MG Motors has kept the interior under the wraps, though some details have been shared by the company. That said, the upcoming MG Hector is expected to get a large 10.4-inch touchscreen inside, setting a benchmark in the segment.
In addition to it, the Hector SUV is expected to receive a Harman Infinity audio system and a six-way power adjusting driver’s seat. Push start button, keyless entry, cruise control and a tyre pressure monitoring system will also be offered with the SUV. As reported earlier, the MG Hector will get a connectivity feature suite which will comprise AI-powered Voice Assist, pre-upload apps among other functions. Under the hood, the MG Hector will get a 1.5-litre petrol and a 2.0-litre oil burner sourced from FCA. It will get a standard six-speed manual gearbox and an optional dual-clutch automatic unit on the petrol engine. In addition to this, the MG Hector could also get a 48-volt mild hybrid variant which is said to be more frugal than its petrol counterpart.