The MG Hector has received a pretty good response from buyers across India and the company has already received more than 12,000 bookings till date. Prices for MG’s debut vehicle in India start from Rs. 12.18 lakhs for the base petrol variant and go all the way up to Rs. 16.88 lakh for the top end diesel variant. Interestingly, more than 50% bookings of the MG Hector are for the petrol variants and 70% among that comes for DCT equipped models. The top end variants of the Hector are in more demand as can be seen in these pictures below, which shows Instagram user techtraveleat taking delivery of his MG Hector. He became the first person in Kerala to get delivery of the new SUV by MG.
The MG Hector rivals the likes of the Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500, Tata Hexa, and the upcoming Kia Seltos in its price range. As of now, the Tata Harrier is the sales leader in the segment but it will be interesting to see how the scene turns out to be in the next 2-3 months. MG is also offering segment best after-sales support in the form of a 5 year/unlimited km warranty along with 5 years free RSA cover and 5 years of labour free service. This, in a way, assures buyers of their buying decision. Another factor which makes the Hector an attractive choice are those features which it comes loaded with, several of which are first in the segment.
This includes a 10.4-inch infotainment system with an embedded eSIM offering various Internet-based facilities and features, panoramic sunroof, heated ORVMs, rain-sensing wipers, powered tailgate, a 360-degree camera surround view camera, 8 colour ambient lighting, and reclining rear seats among others. Safety features on the SUV include ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors, a fatigue reminder system, Electronic Stability Control, traction control and hill-hold control, six-airbag system
Talking about the engines available on the Hector, MG will offer both petrol and diesel engine options with the SUV. The petrol engine will be a 1.5-litre petrol unit that will pump out 143 PS of power and 250 Nm of peak torque. The diesel engine, on the other hand, will be the 2.0-litre Multijet unit that produces a maximum power of 170 PS and 350 Nm of peak torque. MG will also offer a 48V hybrid system as an optional feature with the top three petrol variants and the Hector will be the only vehicle in its segment to come with a hybrid drivetrain. Talking about the gearbox options, the petrol variants will get a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission as an option while all other variants get a 6-speed manual gearbox.