MG Hector will soon be launched in the Indian market later this year. The Hector is a much-awaited vehicle in the market and it is expected to get a very value-for-money price tag. The Hector will soon arrive in the showrooms and before that, the vehicle has been spotted numerous times completely undisguised on the roads. Here is a video that shows the MG Hector side-by-side comparing the size of both the vehicles.
The video put up by Rider 3003 shows the popular Mahindra XUV500 parked alongside the MG Hector. The vehicle was parked casually on the side of the road. Since the MG Hector will take on the Mahindra XUV500 directly, this is the first ever comparison of the sizes of both the vehicles side-by-side. On paper, the Mahindra XUV500 is wider than the MG Hector and it shows in the video. Standalone, the MG Hector looks very imposing on the roads. However, alongside the Mahindra XUV500, the MG Hector looks alright. It is the front-end design of the MG Hector that makes it look very futuristic.
Length-wise, the Hector is longer than the XUV and it shows in the video too. The Hector measures 4,655mm in length while the Mahindra XUV500 measures 4,585mm. It should be noted that the MG Hector was parked with its one wheel on the footpath. It makes the vehicle look a bit taller than it actually is but the XUV500 looked taller even when it was parked on the flat road. On paper, the Mahindra XUV500 has a height of 1,785mm while the Hector measures 1,760mm. The ground clearance of the Mahindra XUV500 is again higher at 200mm while the MG Hector’s ground clearance measures 192mm.
The new-age design of separate DRL and main headlamp cluster of the MG Hector makes it look quite imposing on the roads. The upcoming Hector also gets a lot of chrome, which makes it look premium too. Other significant exterior details consist of a panoramic sunroof, dual-tone precision cut alloy wheels, and large LED tail lamps of the SUV.
Engine-wise, the MG Hector gets powered by both petrol and diesel engine options. It gets a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 143 PS and peak torque of 250 Nm. It gets a 6-speed manual transmission and an option of Dual-Clutch automatic transmission. The Mahindra XUV500 also gets a 2.2-litre petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 140 PS and peak torque of 320 Nm. It only gets a 6-speed automatic transmission with the petrol version. MG Hector also gets a 48V hybrid system.
The MG Hector’s diesel variants will get powered by a 2.0-litre Multijet engine that produces a maximum of 172 PS and peak torque of 350 Nm. It gets a 6-speed manual transmission as standard. The Mahindra XUV500 gets the 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine that generates a maximum power of 155 PS and peak torque of 360 Nm. It also gets a 6-speed manual transmission as standard.