MG Motor India made quite a splash in the market with the launch of its maiden product Hector at a very aggressive price of INR 12.18-16.88 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Citing Rajeev Chaba, President & MD, MG Motor India, a new report says that the company will upgrade the SUV to conform to BS-VI emission norms in January next year.
The MG Hector competes against the likes of Tata Harrier, the Mahindra XUV500 and the Jeep Compass. Also, it is a worthy rival to the Hyundai Creta which is the most famous SUV of its segment.
The MG Hector comes powered by a BS-IV 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine (143 PS/250 Nm) w/o 48-volt mild-hybrid system or a BS-IV 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine (170 PS/350 Nm). This has certainly helped to keep its prices low and a very strong initial market response that has been proved by over 10,000 bookings in less than a month. The BS-VI diesel engine will use an SCR (selective catalytic reduction) based AdBlue dosing agent in order to meet the stricter emission standards.
The latest development suggests that the 7-seat MG Hector that is planned to be introduced in 2020 will likely be BS-VI compliant right from launch. Morris Garages' second offering for the Indian market will be the eZS (all-electric SUV) which has already been spotted during local testing and will be launched towards the end of this year.
[Source: Autocar India]