The Jeep Compass Trailhawk is already using the BS6-ready, 2.0L Multijet II diesel engine.
MG Motor recently made its India debut with the Hector SUV that challenges Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass and Mahindra XUV500. The SUV has been offered at an introductory price of Rs 12.18 lakh for the entry-level variant that goes up to Rs 16.88 for the top-end trim. MG Hector comes with three powertrains – a 143bhp, 1.5L turbo petrol, a 168bhp, 2.0L Multijet diesel and a petrol hybrid.
The SUV’s entire engine setup is BS4-compliant and comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox (non-hybrid) and a dual-clutch automatic transmission (hybrid only). Speaking to Autocar, Rajeev Chaba, President and Managing Director, MG Motor India, has confirmed that the Hector will receive the BS6-ready version of the 2.0L Multijet II diesel engine in January, 2020. So that, the SUV will be BS6-compliant before the enforcement of the new emission norms – i.e. April 1, 2020. Read – MG Hector Vs Tata Harrier
Just so you know, the newly-launched Jeep Compass Trailhawk uses the BS6-ready, Fiat-sourced 2.0L Multijet II diesel engine. The same powertrain will soon be introduced on the Tata Harrier. In order to make the engine BS6-compliant, the carmaker uses an SCR (selective catalytic reduction) based AdBlue dosing agent. Read – MG Hector 7-Seater SUV Coming Soon
With the BS6 engine upgrade, the British carmaker will increase prices of the diesel variants of the MG Hector. Currently, the Style, Super, Smart and Sharp diesel models are priced at Rs 13.18 lakh, Rs 14.18 lakh, Rs 15.48 lakh and Rs 16.88 lakh respectively. The petrol hybrid variants cost Rs 13.58 lakh (Super), Rs 14.68 lakh (Smart) and Rs 15.88 lakh (Sharp). While the petrol manual version are priced at Rs 12.18 lakh (Style) and Rs 12.98 lakh (Super), the petrol automatic are available at Rs 15.28 lakh (Smart) and Rs 16.78 lakh (Sharp). All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.
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