Set to be launched later this month, here are the Hector’s expected prices

The MG Hector is set to be launched in the second half of June.

It will be offered with three engine options: petrol, petrol-hybrid and diesel.

Only the petrol engine will be available with an automatic transmission option.

There will be four variants – Style, Super, Smart and Sharp – to choose from.

It will rival the Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass and the Mahindra XUV500.

We expect the Hector to be priced between Rs 12.5 lakh to Rs 19.5 lakh.

MG Motor is set to launch the Hector in the second half of June to take on other mid-size SUVs like the Jeep Compass, Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500 and the Hyundai Tucson. The Hector will be a five-seat SUV, but MG has plans to offer a seven-seater version as well in 2020.

MG will announce the prices of the Hector in the second half of June and we expect it to be priced competitively, especially compared to the Tata Harrier. It will be offered with the same diesel engine that powers the Harrier and the Compass – a Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre unit. While the Compass is now available with an automatic gearbox and the Harrier set to receive a 6-speed auto ‘box sourced from Hyundai soon, the Hector diesel will only be available with a manual transmission.

The Hector will also be available with a 1.5-litre petrol engine option with both manual and automatic transmission options. The company will also offer the Hector’s petrol engine with a 48V mild hybrid system, albeit with a manual transmission. There will be a total of four variants on offer: Style, Super, Smart and Sharp. We expect the base Style variant with the 1.5-litre petrol engine paired to the manual transmission to be priced at Rs 13 lakh. Other variants are likely to be priced as follows:

 Hector Style    Hector Super  Hector Smart  Hector Sharp

Diesel-manual Rs 14* lakh Rs 15.5* lakh Rs 17* lakh Rs 19.5* lakh
Petrol-manual Rs 13* lakh Rs 14.5* lakh
Petrol Hybrid-manual Rs 15.2* lakh Rs 16.7* lakh Rs 19.2* lakh
Petrol-DCT Rs 17.5* lakh Rs 20* lakh

*expected prices

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The engine specifications of the MG Hector are as follows:

Here’s what the engine details are:

MG Hector Petrol Diesel
Engine 1.5-litre 2.0-litre
Power 143PS 170PS
Torque 250Nm 350Nm
Transmission 6MT/DCT 6-speed MT
Claimed Fuel Efficiency (kmpl) 14.16/13.96(AT)/15.81(Hybrid) 17.41

Apart from being the first SUV in its segment to feature a 48V mild-hybrid tech, the Hector will also feature in-built internet connectivity and a large 10.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system, both of which are a first in the segment. MG Motor has already unveiled the Hector’s feature list and you can read more about it here.

Here’s a comparison of the Hector’s expected prices versus the prices of some its rivals with similar powertrain options:

Petrol (including mild-hybrid and automatic)

Model MG Hector (expected) Mahindra XUV500 Jeep Compass Hyundai Tucson
Price (ex-showroom, Delhi) Rs 13 lakh to Rs 20 lakh Rs 16.09 lakh (petrol-AT) Rs 15.6 lakh to Rs 21.67 lakh Rs 18.75 lakh to Rs 23.72 lakh

 

Apart from featuring some features that are unique in the segment, the Hector’s powertrain options should offer comparable levels of performance when compared to its rivals. Expect the MG Hector to be priced competitively when compared to the Harrier and XUV500 and undercut the likes of the Hyundai Tucson and Mahindra XUV500.

What do you think of these prices? Are they tempting enough to pick the Hector over its rivals? Let us know in the comments section below.

Source – Cardekho.com