. Here’re the five interesting facts about the MG Hector SUV.
MG Motor recently announced the name of its SUV for the Indian market. Called the MG Hector, the new SUV will see an official release in mid 2019. Prior to its launch, the carmaker has released a teaser video showing minor details about the vehicle, while testing in extreme climate conditions. Here’re the five interesting facts about the MG Hector SUV that you should know.
1. Pays Homage To British Engineering
The company says the Hector SUV has been named after the legendary British biplane and “draws inspiration from the noble qualities of the warrior hero of Homer’s Iliad – Prince Hector of Troy”. The SUV pays homage to great British engineering tradition, as a nod to the Royal Hector biplane, used by the Royal Air Force in the 1930s.
2. Bigger Than Tata Harrier
Compared to its arch rival – Tata Harrier, the MG Hector is 57mm longer and 54mm taller. While the former measures 4598mm in length and 1706mm in height, the latter is 4655mm long and 1760mm tall. In terms of width, however, the Harrier takes a lead. While the Harrier is 1894mm wide, the Hector measures 1835mm in width.
3. Best-in-Class Features
Official feature details of the MG Hector are yet to be revealed by the carmaker. Though, it is likely to get some segment first features. The portrait touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity will be reserved for the higher trims. It will also work as display for 360-degree camera. The SUV could also be offered with a TFT multi-info display, rear AC vents, a panoramic sunroof, power adjustable seats, an electronic parking brake and cruise control. Read: MG ZS Compact SUV – 5 Things You Need To Know
4. Most Powerful Engines In Segment
The MG Hector SUV will be made available with both petrol and diesel engine options. While the petrol variants are likely to get a 1.5L turbo motor, the diesel models will use the Fiat-sourced 2.0L turbo unit sourced from the Compass. The power figures of both engines will be around 170bhp, thus making it the most powerful vehicle of its segment. Its rivals – Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass and Hyundai Tucson – deliver power worth 140bhp, 163bhp and 155bhp respectively. Read – MG Marvel X Pure Electric SUV Might Come To India
5. Competitive Pricing
In India, the MG Hector will take head-to-head against the Jeep Compass, Hyundai Tucson and the upcoming Tata Harrier. Though, it will also impact sales of the premium compact SUVs including Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and the upcoming Nissan Kicks. Production of the Hector will take place at the SAIC’s Gujarat based plant. It will involve a high level of localization (up to 75%) that hints at its competitive pricing. MG’s new SUV for India is likely to be priced between Rs 15 lakh – Rs 22 lakh (ex-showroom).
Latest Video: MG Motor Cars Tested – Quick Review