Armed with first-in-segment features, will the Hector be able to blow its rivals out of the water with its prices?
MG Hector prices to be announced today.
Expected to be priced between Rs 13 lakh to Rs 20 lakh.
It will be available in four variants – Style, Super, Smart and Sharp.
The Hector will offered with three engine and two transmission options.
First mid-size SUV to offer internet connectivity and connected car technology.
Hector will go up against the likes of Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass and Hyundai Tucson.
MG Motor will finally launch its first product for the Indian market – the Hector – today. Pre-launch bookings for the SUV have been underway for quite some time now for a token amount of Rs 50,000. Most of the details, features and specifications of the Hector have already been revealed in the build-up to the launch. However, it’s prices are yet to be revealed.
The Hector will bring a variety of first-in-segment features to the mid-size SUV space such as internet and connected car features along with a petrol mild-hybrid powertrain. The 1.5-litre turbo-petrol, which makes 143PS and 250Nm, will be offered without the hybrid tech too. It will be offered with the choice of a 6-speed manual or a dual-clutch transmission. The mild-hybrid version will get a torque boost function and only be offered with the manual transmission. Meanwhile the 2.0-litre diesel unit will be available with a 6-speed manual with an output of 170PS and 350Nm.
MG has already revealed the Hector’s variant-wise feature break-up and we know it will be available in four variants – Style, Super, Smart and Sharp. It will also get plenty of features as standard such as electronic stability control (ESC), traction control, hill-hold control, antilock braking system (ABS) with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), dual front airbags and rear parking sensors. The top-spec Hector will get upto six airbags along with a panoramic sunroof, a powered tailgate and a 360-degree surround view camera.
The Hector’s connectivity features allow for remote operations to control things like the AC and the sunroof. It can also perform certain functions through voice command via the 10.4-inch touchscreen infotainment unit. We’ve also had a chance to experience the Hector on the road and you can read our first drive review here.
We expect the MG Hector to be priced between Rs 13 lakh to Rs 20 lakh. It will compete against the likes of the Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass and the Hyundai Tucson.