MG Hector spotted undisguised during its TVC shoot

18/03/2019 - 10:50 | ,   | Yatharth Chauhan

Images of an uncamouflaged unit of the MG Hector have swarmed the web space ahead of the official debut next quarter. The repurposed Baojun 530 was caught during its TVC shoot with actor Benedict Cumberbatch.

Mg Hector Front Three Quarters Images
It is being claimed that the various high-tech features of the MG Hector will "ensure seamless, constant connectivity while driving".

The MG Hector is distinguished from the original Chinese SUV with a distinctive chrome-finished honeycomb grille. It features a Euro-style two-tier light setup and sports dallops of chrome on the bumper at the front. On the sides, there's a set of machined alloy wheels. A faux aluminium skid plate for the front and rear bumper give the SUV a rugged look.

Noteworthy features of the interior include a 10.4-inch portrait-style touchscreen infotainment system, panoramic sunroof, 7-inch driver information display, power-adjustable seats, Harman Infinity audio system comprising four speakers, four tweeters and a subwoofer and a 360-degree camera. The company will reveal several segment-first tech features of the new model at 'drive.in' tech forum on 2 April.

Engine options for the MG Hector include a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine and an FCA-sourced 2.0-litre diesel mill. The former will reportedly produce a maximum power of 143 PS and a peak torque of 250 Nm. The oil-burner will be the FCA-sourced Multijet II motor that outputs 173 PS and 350 Nm for the Jeep Compass. Transmission options will include a dual-clutch automatic gearbox for the petrol version. The indigenously developed automatic unit will offer a Sport mode and paddle-shifters.

Mg Hector Rear Three Quarters Images
The Baojun 530 has gone to Indonesia as the Wuling Almaz and to Latin America as the Chevrolet Captiva, while in India, it's called MG Hector.

Also Read: MG to launch 7-seat Hector & a conventional B-SUV in India

The MG Hector will be launched in India in the April-June period. Prices of the new SUV are likely to be kept around the INR 15 lakh (ex-showroom) mark. It will lock horns with the likes of Tata Harrier, Hyundai Tucson and Jeep Compass.

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