MG Hector will be launched in the first half of June 201
The much-awaited MG Hector SUV will officially make its world debut tomorrow in India. The SUV will be launched in the first half of June 2019. MG will also start dispatching the SUV to dealerships from May 15 onwards. The company will start its innings with 65 dealerships across 50 major cities. Adding to it, the official bookings for the MG Hector will commence in June. Though, few dealers have already started taking pre-orders for the SUV.
MG Motors has already started mass-production of the Hector SUV at the SAIC’s Halol based plant in Gujarat. Based on the Baojun 530 SUV, the new MG Hector is claimed to have receive more than 300+ India specific changes to suit the customer preferences and road conditions.
MG Hector is claimed to be equipped with several segment-leading features and is designed to deliver best-in-class performance and features. It is called India’s first Internet Car, which is equipped with the next-gen iSMART technology that promises to deliver safe, connected and fun experiences to customers. It features the segment-first 10.4-inch portrait touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support. The SUV is fitted with largest-in-segment panoramic sunroof, 360 degree camera, automatic climate control, electrically adjustable driver seat, etc. Also See – MG Hector – 10 Interesting Facts
The MG Hector styling is very similar to the Chinese Baojun 530, though it gets minimal upgrades to get MG like face. Upfront is a large chrome-laden hexagonal grille with dual headlamp setup with slim LED DRLs on top and main headlamps and fog lamps lower on the bumper. Other design highlights include LED tail-lights with a light strip joining the two to form a single unit, chrome tailgate garnish, dual-tone bumper with silver inserts, roof integrated spoiler and dual-tone alloy wheels.
The MG Hector SUV will be available with 2 engine options – a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol and a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbo diesel. The gasoline engine is capable of producing 143bhp and 250Nm, while the oil burner is good for 171bhp and 350Nm of torque. The petrol engine is also available with a mild-hybrid system, which is claimed to be 12% more fuel efficient than the standard variant. Transmission options are likely to include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic.