- MG Hector is the first 48V hybrid SUV in the segment.
- It is available in four variants, Style, Super, Smart and Sharp.
- The MG Hector specs include a 1.5L petrol and 2.0L diesel engine.
- It comes with an iSmart system comprising a bunch of connectivity tech.
- The MG Hector goes against Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500 and Hyundai Creta in the segment.
MG Motors launched its highly awaited SUV, Hector today at its flagship dealership in Gurugram. The MG Hector price in India starts from Rs 12.18 lakh and goes up to Rs 16.88 lakh for the fully-packed variant (all prices ex-showroom India). MG Hector is the first car from the British based, Chinese owned company, interestingly it is also MG Motor’s first connected car in India. Besides, it is the first 48V Hybrid SUV in the segment which gets a regenerative braking system. It is available in four variants-Style, Super, Smart and Sharp.
The MG Hector SUV comes with an iSmart system that has been developed jointly by technology partners such as Cisco, Microsoft and Unlimit and others. This system is handled through a 10.4-inch full-HD infotainment display. The software can be uploaded through over-the-air (OTA) downloads including firmware. Some pre-loaded apps like Gaana Premeium, AccuWeather and IQ Maps, etc. will be offered with the SUV.
In addition to this, the SUV will also get other connectivity bits such as geo-fencing, emergency response voice assist functions, remote location and real-time navigation among several others. These connectivity features will be a part of the iSmart system. Besides, MG Motors will also offer free data service to the customers during the first five years of their ownership. In terms of safety, the SUV packs as many as six airbags, anti-lock-braking system (ABS), electronic brakeforce distribution, hill assist, front parking sensors, rear disc brakes and a 36 degree camera to name a few.
Talking of the MG Hector specifications, the SUV is available in both petrol and diesel engines with an additional 48V mild-hybrid variant available on the petrol engine. The petrol engine in the line-up is the 1.5-litre unit which makes 141 bhp against top torque of 250 Nm. It is offered with a six-speed DCT and manual transmissions. Power on the diesel powered variants is drawn by a 2.0-litre unit good for 168 bhp against 350 Nm torque. The diesel variants are available only with a six-speed manual gearbox. As for competition, the SUV rivals Jeep Compass, Mahindra XUV500 and Tata Harrier in the segment.