Claimed to be 12 percent more fuel efficient than the standard petrol model, the MG Hector Hybrid’s official mileage is 15.81kmpl.
The much-awaited MG Hector made its India debut on May 15, 2019. The SUV is scheduled to be launched in the first half of June 2019, while bookings to commence from June 1. Expected to be priced in the range of Rs 15 lakh – Rs 20 lakh, the upcoming MG Hector SUV will directly rival the likes of Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass and the Hyundai Tucson. While most of the details about the Hector have already been revealed, MG Motors hasn’t released the official mileage figures for the Hector Hybrid.
Ahead of the launch, official mileage figure of the MG Hector Hybrid has been leaked online. Claimed to be 12 percent more fuel efficient than the standard petrol model, the MG Hector Hybrid’s official mileage is 15.81kmpl. The regular petrol manual and petrol DCT Hector claimed to return 14.16kmpl and 13.96kmpl respectively. The Hybrid variant is around 1.7kmpl more frugal than the standard petrol MT version. The diesel model is claimed to return an ARAI fuel efficiency of 17.41kmpl.
The MG Hector hybrid model will only be offered in manual avatar and will come in top 3 trim levels – Super, Smart and Sharp. The MG Hector will be powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine, which will be coupled to a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. Besides increasing fuel efficiency, the 48V mild-hybrid system also 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 SUV – a complete list of segment-leading features
It is expected that the MG Hector petrol mild-hybrid system is expected to considerably undercut the prices of the diesel model. Adding to it, the high fuel efficiency of the hybrid model also helps MG Motor to meet the tightening CAFE norms. The MG Hector SUV will become the most affordable 48-volt mild-hybrid vehicle in the country. The Mercedes C-Class with 48-volt mild hybrid system is currently the most affordable model in our country, which costs Rs 43.46 lakh (ex-showroom).
MG Motor is also preparing to launch the eZS pure-electric SUV in thee country in the second half of 2019. Adding to it, the company will launch the 7-seater Hector and an all-new compact SUV to challenge the likes of Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster.
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