- MG Hector is the company’s first car in India.
- It will be available with a 1.5L petrol and 2.0L diesel engine.
- There will be a 48V mild-hybrid variant also.
- Transmission options will include a six-speed manual and automatic gearbox.
- The MG Hector will compete with Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass, Mahindra XUV500, Hyundai Creta and upcoming Kia Seltos in the segment.
MG Motor will launch its first product for the Indian market, MG Hector SUV at an official event tomorrow. With this, the Chinese owned, British auto giant, will start its innings in the country. While most of the information has already been revealed by now, the MG Hector price in India will be announced tomorrow. Interested buyers can visit the nearest MG dealership to book the SUV and also avail test drives for the model.
According to reports, most of the bookings for the MG Hector SUV are for the petrol hybrid variant, followed by the diesel variant. Most of the customers in Tier I cities have opted for the petrol automatic variant. Coming to the MG Hector specifications, it will be available in a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol unit and a 2.0-litre oil burner. In terms of output, the petrol engine is said to make a maximum power of 141 bhp, whereas the diesel engine will belt out 168 bhp.
In addition to petrol and diesel variants, there will be a 48V mild-hybrid grade which will be available on the 1.5-litre petrol unit. This variant is claimed to be 12 per cent more fuel efficient than its petrol counterpart. As for transmission options, the petrol variants will be offered with both six-speed manual and six-speed automatic gearbox, albeit the diesel engine will come with a single six-speed manual unit.
The feature list on the MG Hector SUV comprises a large 10.4-inch portrait-oriented touchscreen infotainment system with several connectivity bits and a panoramic sunroof among a bunch of others. Safety features such as dual front airbags will be standard, whereas the higher variants in the line-up will get as many as six airbags. MG Motor’s first car for the India market, Hector will field against models including Mahindra XUV500, Jeep Compass, Hyundai Creta and Tata Harrier. Aside from the above SUVs, it will also compete with Kia’s upcoming Seltos SUV in its space.