IAB has learnt that among a number of premium features, the MG Hector will come equipped with Electronic Parking Brake with Auto Hold function.
In addition to Electronic Parking Brake with Auto Hold function, the MG Hector’s safety features should include dual-front airbags, front side airbags, disc brake on all four wheels, Electronic Stability Program, Vehicle Dynamic Control, Hydraulic Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Traction Control. Parking aids will include rear parking sensors and a 360-degree camera.
The MG Hector is one of the four versions of SAIC-GM-Wuling’s latest C-SUV. Compared to the other three versions introduced under the Baojun, Chevrolet and Wuling brands, the MG version is distinguished with a unique grille that is more akin to the Chinese-owned British brand in design. Spy shots have shown some differences to the headlight clusters as well.
The Hector will measure approximately 4.7 metres in length, 1.8 metres in width and 1.8 metres in height. It can easily pack a third-row of seats, but MG will decide on offering that option at a later stage. At launch, it will sell the C-SUV in only a 5-seat version. Key features, in addition to some of those mentioned above, will likely include 7-inch driver information display, panoramic sunroof, power driver’s seat, portrait-style touchscreen infotainment system and a Harman Infinity audio system.
Customers will have two engine options: 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol and 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel, both producing about 170 horsepower. Expect the former paired with a 6-speed manual transmission or a CVT and the latter matched with a 6-speed manual transmission.
MG has set a target of achieving 75% localisation of parts for the Hector. It remains to be seen if its first model in India can undercut the Tata Harrier (INR 12.69 lakh* onwards) in terms of pricing.