Car manufacturers in India have started taking the build qualty of the cars seriously. There are several incidents where occupants from a vehicle escaped from serious accident only because of the good build quality. When we talk about build quality of cars, Tata and Mahindra are some of the manufacturers that would first come to our mind. Other than these two brands, there are other manufacturers who have been offering well built cars in the market. Here we have a video about an accident where a MG Hector falls into a ditch. All the occupants in the car walked out safely.
The video has been uploaded by Prateek Singh on his YouTube channel. In this video, vlogger mentions that the images from the spot of accident was sent to him by one of his subscribers. According to the video, the accident happened in Conacona city in Goa. The SUV belonged to a tourist who were visiting the place. At around 3-4 am in the morning, the right side front tyre on the MG Hector got burst and the driver lost control over the car.
The road was wet due to rain and the car was being driven at a speed around 80-90 kmph. After the driver lost control over the SUV, the MG Hector moved away from the road and rolled down into a ditch. The video mentions that the SUV rolled several times before it came to a stop at the bottom of the ditch. Thankfully, the SUV was not upside down when it stopped. MG Hector handled the accident pretty well for a car that was being driven at 80-90 kmph speed on wet surface.
The occupants walked out from the car without any major injuries. MG Hector absorbed the impact very well. The SUV retained its overall structure after the accident. The pillars on this SUV are still intact and the doors have some dents on them. All the windows, windshield and the panoramic sunroof on the SUV has shattered. MG Hector is a sturdy SUV and this accident is an example for the same. Even after rolling down several time, the pillars on the SUV were intact and it looks like apart from the doors and the broken windshield nothing much has happened to the car.
Hector was MG’s first product in Indian market. It was launched in 2019 and it was one of the first car in the country to offer connected car features. It quickly became popular among buyers for its premium looks and features along with price. It’s been three years since the launch of MG Hector and the manufacturer is now gearing up to launch a facelift for the SUV in the market. MG Has been releasing teaser images and videos for the updated exterior and interior of the Hector facelift.
MG Hector will be powered by the same engine as before. It will come with a 1.5 litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates 141 Bhp and 250 Nm of peak torque. This engine comes with a 6-speed manual and a CVT gearbox option. The DCT gearbox which was offered with the SUV initially has been discontinued. The Hybrid version of the SUV is also powered the same engine along with a 48V battery. The diesel version of the SUV is available with a 2.0 litre turbocharged engine that generates 170 Ps and 350 Nm of torque. It comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox only.