The MG Hector has been officially unveiled in India. Its bookings will open in the first week of June and the launch will take place during the same month.
The MG Hector looks dominating in presence, thanks to its imposing front-end with a high-set bonnet and the two-tier light setup and its large size. The C-SUV is 4,655 mm long, 1,835 mm wide and 1,760 mm tall. Its wheelbase spans a length of 2.750 mm. On the outside, the MG Hector flaunts LED DRLs that double as floating turn indicators, LED headlamps, fog lamps (front & rear) and tail lamps and 17-inch dual-tone machined alloy wheels.
Inside, the MG Hector packs 7-inch coloured MID, leather upholstery, reclining second-row seats, 8-colour ambient lighting, 10.4-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system with TomTom IQ maps for navigation, Infinity sound system with 4 speakers, 4 tweeters, subwoofer and amplifier, dual-pane panoramic sunroof, power adjustable driver (6-way) and front passenger (4-way) seats and more. The biggest highlight of this SUV is its iSmart suit of over 50 connected vehicle features, detailed in an earlier article and shown in a dedicated brochure.
On the safety front, the MG Hector is equipped with four disc brakes, six airbags, ESP, TCS, HHC, 360-degree AVM, electric parking brake, TPMS and front and rear parking sensors. Four grades will be offered: Style, Super, Smart and Sharp. For the grade-wise distribution of features, head over to this link.
The MG Hector will be available with a 1.5L turbocharged petrol engine (143 PS/250 Nm) and a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine (170 PS/350 Nm). Paired with a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed DCT, the petrol engine will deliver a fuel economy of 14.16 km/l or 13.96 km/l respectively. The diesel engine will come coupled to a 6-speed manual transmission and return 17.41 km/l. The MG Hector will be India's first 48-volt mild-hybrid SUV. The hybrid system will be available as an option in the petrol engine model. It increases the fuel economy by 12% and reduces CO2 emissions by 11%.
Expect the MG Hector to retail in a price bracket of INR 15-20 lakh range (ex-showroom). MG Motor will be operational in 50 cities around the country with up to 120 touch points by next month.