MG Motors had launched the Hector SUV earlier this year. The 5-seater premium SUV has received an overwhelming response from buyers. The company has delivered 2,018 units of Hector in August 2019, beating the Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500 and the Jeep Compass. Its direct rivals including the Mahindra XUV500, Tata Harrier and Jeep Compass recorded 928 units, 635 units and 605 units respectively.
The MG Hector bookings have crossed 25,000 units, and the company has stopped taking further bookings for the model. It is expected that the company will sell around 2,000 units of the Hector per month and could further increase. MG Motor is also planning to increase the production of the SUV to reduce waiting period. MG dealers are not accepting taking pre-orders for the SUV; however, the bookings could re-open in the next few months.
The MG Hector is priced aggressively at Rs 12.18 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The SUV undercut most of its rivals including the Tata Harrier, the Mahindra XUV500 and the Jeep Compass. The company is also readying a 7-seater version of the Hector, which is scheduled to be launched in early 2020. Also See – A complete list of MG Hector accessories
The MG Hector is available with 3 engine options – a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder turbo petrol, a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel and a 1.5-litre petrol with 48V mild hybrid system. The turbo petrol engine is capable of producing 141bhp and 250Nm. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed twin-clutch automatic. The diesel engine churns out 170bhp and 350Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Called the Internet Car, the MG Hector is one of the most feature-loaded SUV in its category. Some of the features include 6 airbags, 10.25-inch floating touchscreen infotainment unit with on-board internet, reclining rear seats, ESP, 360 degree camera, tyre pressure monitoring, a panoramic sunroof and others.