Here are 10 interesting facts that you should know about the upcoming Hector SUV
MG Motor has recently unveiled the long-awaited Hector SUV via studio shots and video teaser. The SUV has already been spotted completely undisguised during its test rounds on Indian roads. The MG Hector SUV is likely to go on sale in the end of May or June 2019. Here are 10 interesting facts that you should know about the upcoming Hector SUV:
– It’s a Baojun 530 SUV
For people not in the know, MG Motor and the 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. The SUV will be developed at the SAIC’s Halol based plant. Continue reading…
– It is bigger than competition
The MG Hector will be the longest car in its category in terms of size, wheelbase and width. It measures 4,665mm in length, 1,835mm in width and 1,760mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,750mm. It is 270mm longer, 17mm wider and 120mm taller than the Jeep Compass. In fact, the wheelbase is 110mm more than the Compass.
The MG Hector is 57mm longer and 54mm wider than the Harrier, and has 9mm longer wheelbase. In fact, it is 70mm longer than the 7-seater Mahindra XUV500.
– 7-seater model in the works
The Hector SUV is a 5-seater model, which is based on the Baojun 530. The Chinese maker has recently introduced the 7-seater Baojun 530. MG has already confirmed that the 7-seater Hector is also in the development, though it will only come in 2020. Continue reading…
– Fiat-sourced diesel engine
The MG Hector will be powered by a Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine that also powers the Jeep Compass and Tata Harrier. This engine is capable of producing 170bhp of power and 350Nm of torque.
– 1.5-litre petrol engine with hybrid option
The MG Hector will also be available with a petrol engine options. It will receive a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine that produces 141bhp of power and 250Nm of torque. MG has already confirmed that the petrol version will also come with a mild-hybrid system. It will be paired to a 48V battery pack.
– It is called ‘Internet Car’
MG is calling the Hector SUV, the country’s first Internet car. It is equipped with iSmart Next Gen system, which 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 will remain connected to the internet all the time.
– Largest Panoramic sunroof
The MG Hector will come with a massive dual-pane panoramic glass sunroof that measures 1,460m X 832m, making it bigger than the Jeep Compass’ sunroof. This electric sunroof system will have pop-up and slide on functions.
– India’s Largest & first Portrait touchscreen infotainment
The MG Hector will come with 10.4 inch portrait-oriented touchscreen, which will have controls for the infotainment system and climate control. This system will be compatible with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and navigation.
– 360 degree camera
The SUV will also be equipped with a segment-first 360-degree surround view camera, which will make parking and driving on tight roads easy.
– Launch Timeline & Pricing
The MG Hector is likely to be launched in the end of May 2019, though deliveries for the new model are likely to commence in June 2019. The SUV will be sold through 45 MG dealerships across major Indian cities. The SUV will be developed at SAIC’s Halol based plant with close to 75% local components. It is expected that the new model will be priced around Rs 15 lakh – 20 lakh.