The MG Hector is available in four variants: Style, Super, Smart & Sharp

Prices range: Rs 12.18 lakh to Rs 16.88 lakh.

Available with both petrol and diesel engine options.

Also gets an optional 48V mild hybrid system with petrol.

It is the first connected SUV in its class with an eSim on board.

Rivals the Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass and Hyundai Tucson.

MG has launched its first product in India, the Hector SUV, at a starting price of Rs 12.18 lakh. It is available in four variants, whose prices are:

Variant Petrol Petrol Hybrid Diesel
Style MT Rs 12.18 lakh Rs 13.18 lakh
Super MT Rs 12.98 lakh Rs 14.18 lakh
Smart MT Rs 13.49 lakh Rs 14.69 lakh
Smart AT Rs 14.99 lakh Rs 15.59 lakh
Sharp MT Rs 14.49 lakh Rs 15.69 lakh
Sharp AT Rs 15.99 lakh Rs 16.59 lakh

As you can see above, the Hector is available with two engine options to choose from along with a mild hybrid variant. The petrol and the petrol hybrid variants are powered by the same 1.5-litre turbocharged unit that makes 143PS of power and 250Nm of torque. Where the standard petrol variants are available with both, a 6-speed MT and a 7-speed DCT unit, the mild hybrid variant can be had with a 7-speed DCT only. The diesel Hector, on the other hand, gets a 2.0-litre unit that makes 170PS and 350Nm mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.

As far as features are concerned, the Hector comes with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, electronic stability control (ESC), traction control, and hill-hold control as standard. Other features

With a price tag ranging from Rs 11.49 lakh to Rs 16.59 lakh, the Hector not only rivals mid-size SUVs like the Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass and the Hyundai Tucson; some of its lower variants also take on compact SUVs like the Hyundai Creta and the Nissan Kicks.