The mid-size SUV from MG is expected to cost between Rs 13 lakh and Rs 20 lakh

MG Motor will announce the prices of the Hector on 27 June and start deliveries of the mid-size SUV shortly after that from its 63 outlets in India. Bookings for the Hector are already open with minimum booking amount set at Rs 50,000.

The Hector will be available with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol engine is a 1.5-litre turbocharged unit capable of churning out 143PS of maximum power. This engine will be available with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. The petrol-manual powertrain will also be available with 48V mild-hybrid tech and this combination is 1.65kmpl more efficient as per MG’s claims. The diesel engine will be a 2.0-litre unit capable of developing 170PS of maximum power. It will be available with a 6-speed manual transmission only. Below are the specifications of the Hector’s powertrain options:

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

MG Motor will offer the Hector in four variants: Style (base variant), Super, Smart and Sharp (top variant). Variant-wise powertrain options are as follows:

 Variant  Petrol-MT  Petrol-AT  Hybrid-MT  Diesel-MT
 Style  Yes  No  No  Yes
 Super  Yes  No  Yes  Yes
 Smart  No  Yes  Yes  Yes
 Sharp  No  Yes  Yes  Yes

Features like dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors, ESC, traction control and hill-hold control will be on offer as standard on the Hector. The top Sharp variant will include features like panoramic sunroof, heated ORVMs, rain-sensing wipers, powered tailgate, 360-degree surround view camera and six airbags. To know in detail about which Hector variant offers what equipment, read this report.

The Hector will be positioned in the mid-size SUV segment in India and will rival the likes of the Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass, Mahindra XUV500 and Hyundai Tucson. We expect the Hector’s prices to range between Rs 13 lakh and Rs 20 lakh. For our variant-wise price assumption, read this report.