Interested buyers can pre-book the MG Hector online on the company’s website.
MG Motor India has officially started taking pre-orders for the much-awaited Hector SUV in India. The SUV is slated to be launched in the country later this month. Interested buyers can pre-book the MG Hector online on the company’s website. Bookings can also be done via MG Motor’s 120 centres in India. The company aims to expand its touchpoints to 250 from the current 120 across the country by September 2019. The MG Hector will directly rival the likes of Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass and to some extent Mahindra XUV500.
It is basically the re-badged Baojun 530 SUV, which is currently on sale in China. The production of the Hector has also been started at the SAIC’s Halol based plant in Gujarat. In terms of proportions, the Hector is 4,655mm in length, 1,835mm in width and 1,760mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,750mm. It has the longest wheelbase in its category and offers the segment-leading boot space of 587-litres.
The MG Hector styling is very similar to the Baojun 530, but it is claimed to have received over 300 India specific changes. The butch looking front features a black mesh grille with chrome outline, dual-setup for headlamp with LED DRLs mounted on top of the bumper and main headlamp lower on the bumper and massive bumper. Side profile too looks massive, thanks to strong shoulder line, flared wheel arches, roof rails and big alloys.
The MG Hector will be available with 3 engine options – a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol, a Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre diesel and a 1.5-litre petrol-hybrid. While the petrol engine is good for 141bhp and 250Nm of torque, the oil burner produces 170bhp and 350Nm of torque. The Hector’s hybrid version will receive a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine coupled to a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. This system provides additional 20Nm of torque at low-speeds to reduce turbo lag and improves driving experience in traffic situations. The Hector Hybrid also gets regenerative braking, which recharge the 48-volt battery using the vehicle’s kinetic energy. It also has an automatic engine stop-start system that will switch the engine off at idle speeds to save fuel. Also See- MG Hector – a complete list of segment-leading features
Rated at 15.81kmpl, the MG Hector Hybrid is 12 percent more fuel efficient than the standard petrol model. The regular petrol manual and petrol DCT Hector claimed to return 14.16kmpl and 13.96kmpl respectively. The diesel model is claimed to return an ARAI fuel efficiency of 17.41kmpl. The MG Hector is called the Internet Car, featuring a new advanced connectivity system named i-Smart next-gen system. The iSmart comes with advanced technology, smart application, built-in applications, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Smart Features, Voice Assist, and Infotainment. It gets a portrait 10.4-inch full-HD touchscreen infotainment system.