New spy image of the MG Hector reveals its 'Hybrid' badge

25/03/2019 - 12:20 | ,   | Yatharth Chauhan

Last week, we reported that the MG Hector is likely to launch in May-end and retail in a price bracket of INR 13-16 lakh. In a new development, an image of the new model's rear-end that reveals a 'Hybrid' badge has surfaced on TeamBHP.

Mg Hector Hybrid Badge Rear Image 1
The petrol version of the MG Hector will be powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine that will work in tandem with a mild-hybrid system. A spy image that seems to have been taken during the new model's TVC shoot in the UK reveals the 'Hybrid' badge.

IAB learns that the petrol variant of the MG Hector, which would be powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine, will sport a mild-hybrid system. The transmission options will include a 6-speed manual and dual-clutch automatic units. While the new model will be even available with an FCA-sourced 2.0-litre Multijet II motor, the oil-burner will seemingly miss out on an automatic transmission and the fuel-saving tech. The petrol motor will pump out a maximum power of 143 hp and a peak torque of 250 Nm, while the diesel engine will likely offer 173 hp and 350 Nm.

The MG Hector is based on the Baojun 530 and features a unique visual identity owing to a new styling package. Images of an undisguised unit that were taken during its TVC shoot have clearly revealed the new model's two-tier lighting setup, chrome-finished grille and the faux skid plate. The rear of the vehicle seems to have been inspired from that of the Audi Q5 and features a similar hatch gate.

The interior of the MG Hector will be brimming with segment-first gadgets, including a 10.4-inch portrait-style touchscreen infotainment unit that supports an eSIM and offers advanced connectivity options. The equipment list of the new model will even include a 7-inch driver information display, electric parking brake, electric seats, panoramic sunroof, 360-degree camera, and a Harman-sourced Infinity audio system comprising four speakers, four tweeters and a subwoofer.

Also Read - Segment-first tech features of Hector to be revealed at '' tech forum on 2 April.

Deliveries of the MG Hector reportedly begin in June-end. The new SUV will lock horns with the Tata Harrier, Hyundai Tucson, Mahindra XUV500, and Jeep Compass.


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