- MG Hector will get a 5-seat layout at launch next month.
- The seven-seat variant will be introduced with an updated BS VI engine next year.
- Bookings for the 5-seat MG Hector are likely to start in June ahead of the official launch.
- Touted as India’s first ‘Internet Car’ it will get 19 India-specific features.
- The feature-packed MG Hector interior will feature segment largest 10.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
MG Hector was finally unveiled in the country right ahead of its launch. The SUV will be launched in a five-seat layout initially and a seven-seat version will be added to the line-up later. Reports in media suggest the MG Hector Seven-seater will be launched sometime around the same time when BS6 emission norms kick in on April 1, 2020. Dimensionally, the Hector measures 4,655 mm in length and sits on a 2,750 mm long wheelbase, hence accommodating an additional row won’t be a challenge. MG Hector is based on the Bajoun 530 sold in the Chinese market which is available in both five and seven-seat configurations. Interestingly, both versions get the same proportions. Therefore, MG is likely to follow the same strategy for Hector in India.
With the additional third row at the back, some of the cargo space will be reduced which offers a storage space of 587-litres in the five-seat variant. The company is gearing up to start its innings in India with the launch of MG Hector SUV next month. Being touted as India’s first Internet car, MG Hector was unveiled officially in the country on May 15, 2019. Bookings for Hector are expected to start next month ahead of the official launch.
While much has been revealed through MG Hector images and leaked documents, the MG Hector price list will be revealed at the official launch in June. As for features, the compact SUV will pack in a host of comfort and connectivity bits including the segment largest 10.4-inch touchscreen HD infotainment system with the next-gen iSMART technology among others. It will additionally receive 19 India-specific features that will give it a cusp over rivals in the segment.
The compact SUV will be available in petrol, diesel and 48-volt mild-hybrid variants in the top-spec petrol variants. That said, the MG Hector specifications will comprise a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine good for 114 bhp and 250 Nm torque. This unit will come with a standard 6-speed manual unit and a six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Diesel variants will get a 2.0-litre oil burner with 168 bhp of power and 350 Nm torque. As for the 48-volt mild hybrid trims, it will offer 12% more fuel economy than the standard petrol variants and provide 20Nm extra torque in start-stop city traffic courtesy additional features such as engine auto start-stop, E-boost and Regenerative Braking.