Here are 10 interesting facts that you should know about the all-new MG Hector SUV.
MG Motor India has finally rolled out the Hector SUV at an introductory price of Rs 12.18 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The SUV comes in a total of 11 variants – 2 petrol manual, 2 petrol automatic, 3 petrol hybrid and 4 diesel manual. While the petrol variants fall in the price range of Rs 12.18 lakh – Rs 16.78 lakh, the diesel models are available from Rs 13.18 lakh to Rs 16.88 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi. Here’re 10 interesting facts that you should know about the all-new MG Hector SUV.
1. Competitive Pricing
As mentioned above, the MG Hector has been made available in the price range of Rs 12.18 lakh – Rs 16.88 lakh. At this price, it directly takes on the Tata Harrier and Jeep Compass. While the entry-level diesel variant of the Hector are around Rs 19,000 cheaper than the Harrier, the top-spec variant is Rs 33,000 pricier. Though, it’s quite affordable than the Jeep Compass that’s priced from Rs 15.60 lakh to Rs 26.8 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.
2. Re-badged Baojun 530
For people not in the know, MG Motor and Baojun brands are owned by Chinese automaker, SAIC. The Hector is basically the re-badged Baojun 530 SUV, which is currently on sale in the Chinese market. SAIC’s Halol based plant serves as the production hub for the MG Hector.
3. Bigger Than Its Competition
The MG Hector is the longest car in its category. It measures 4,665mm in length, 1,835mm in width and 1,760mm in height along with a wheelbase of 2,750mm. This makes it 270mm longer, 17mm wider and 120mm taller than the Jeep Compass. In fact, the wheelbase is 110mm more than the Compass. Compared to the Tata Harrier, the MG Hector is 57mm longer, 54mm wider and has 9mm longer wheelbase. In fact, it is 70mm longer than the Mahindra XUV500 7-seater SUV. The Hector also offers the largest boot space in its segment – i.e. 587kgs.
4. Fiat-Sourced Diesel Engine
The MG Hector diesel comes with the Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre turbocharged engine that also powers its arch rivals – Jeep Compass and Tata Harrier. This oil burner produces a top power of 170bhp and 350Nm of torque. All diesel variants are available with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Read – MG Hector Vs Tata Harrier
5. Hybrid Powertrain
The MG Hector also comes with a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol and petrol hybrid powertrain options. While the gasoline unit delivers a maximum power of 141bhp with 250Nm of torque, the hybrid provides 20Nm of extra torque when required. The hybrid version features a 48V lithium-ion battery pack along with Engine Auto Start-Stop, E-Boost and Regenerative Braking. The petrol-hybrid combination helps reducing emissions by up to 12 per cent.
6. India’s First Internet SUV
MG Hector SUV is India’s first internet SUV that comes equipped with iSmart Next Gen system. This connected car system is claimed to be one of the most advanced in-car tech system that we have seen in the country so far. The iSmart comes with industry-first embedded M2M sim, which means the car remains connected to the internet all the time. Read – MG Maxus D90 SUV To Challenge Fortuner In India
7. Largest Panoramic Sunroof
The MG Hector comes with a massive dual-pane panoramic glass sunroof that measures 1,460m X 832m, thus making it bigger than the Jeep Compass’ sunroof. This electric sunroof system has pop-up and slide on functions.
8. India’s Largest & First Portrait Touchscreen Infotainment
The MG Hector offers a vertically-mounted 10.4-inch portrait-oriented touchscreen infotainment system supporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also offers features such as Remote Location, Real-Time Navigation, Emergency Response, Geo-Fencing, Indian accented voice assist. The Hector is also the first car in India to offer OTA (Over-The-Air) technologies allowing real time software updates, applications and entertainment content.
9. A 360 Degree Camera
MG’s all-new SUV also comes equipped with a segment-first 360-degree surround view camera, which makes parking and driving easy on congested roads.
The MG Hector SUV is a 5-seater SUV, based on the China-spec Baojun 530. MG has already confirmed that it will also bring in the 7-seater version of the SUV. While official launch details are yet to be revealed, it’s reported to hit roads in January, 2020.
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