MG Motors has officially entered the Indian market today with its first-ever launch in the Indian market. The UK-based brand, which is controlled by China-based SAIC Motors has launched the all-new Hector in the Indian market. The price of the Hector starts at Rs. 12.18, which is cheaper than Tata Harrier. Recently, Tata increased the prices of the Harrier and currently, the base model of the Tata Harrier is priced at Rs 12.99 lakh. For comparison, the base version of Mahindra XUV500 is priced at Rs 12.23 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi while the Jeep Compass petrol starts at Rs 15.45 lakh. It should be noted that the Tata Harrier only comes with a diesel engine option while the MG Hector also offers petrol engine. The base diesel price of the MG Hector is Rs 13.18 lakh.
The MG Hector is available in four trim levels and here is a detailed price of the variants of the MG Hector:
Petrol MT: Style – Rs 12.18 lakh , Super – Rs 12.98,
Petrol Hydrid MT – Super – Rs. 13.58 lakh Smart – Rs. 14.68 lakh, Sharp – Rs 15.88 lakh
Petrol DCT – Smart – Rs 15.28 lakh, Sharp Rs 16.78 lakh
Diesel MT: Style – Rs 13.18 lakh, Super – Rs 14.18 lakh, Smart – Rs 15.48 lakh, Sharp – Rs 16.88
Even the base variant of the MG Hector will come loaded with features. The standard list of features in the MG Hector includes dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors, Electronic Stability Control, traction control and hill-hold control. Additional features will be available in the top-end variant and many first-time features will be available in the top trim level too. The variant will get features like a panoramic sunroof, heated ORVMs, rain-sensing wipers, powered tailgate, a 360-degree camera surround view camera and a six-airbag system.
The MG Hector gets the segment-leading 10.4-inch infotainment system, which is vertically mounted on the dashboard like the Tesla vehicles. It comes with an embedded eSIM, which will offer various Internet-based facilities and features. The users will be able to live track the vehicle, remotely shut it off and see other data too. Also, various features like the AC of the car can be controlled remotely through a smartphone, which is a never-seen-before feature in the segment. However, Hyundai launched similar features with the Venue earlier this year. Also, the car gets Artificial-Intelligence-based voice commands, which can be used to control the sunroof, windows, AC, infotainment and other such features. The Hector also gets features like a cruise control, electrically controlled driver seat, leather seats, digital MID and more.
The MG Hector gets powered by both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol variants will draw power from a 1.4-litre turbocharged engine that generates a maximum power of 143 PS and 250 Nm of peak torque. It gets a choice of a dual-clutch automatic transmission and manual transmission. The diesel engine in the Hector is sourced from Fiat. It is the same 2.0-litre engine that powers the Jeep Compass. In the Hector, it produces a maximum of 170 PS and peak torque of 350 Nm. The diesel variants only get a 6-speed manual transmission. MG Motors also offers a 48V mild hybrid technology with the petrol engine option. It adds another 20Nm to the overall power but it is only available with a 6-speed manual transmission.