MG Motors officially started taking the bookings for the Hector in the Indian market a few days back. The all-new Hector will be launched in the Indian market soon. MG officially showcased the all-new SUV in the market and revealed a few features of the car too.
The all-new MG Hector will get two engine options with an optional 48V mild hybrid system too. According to a leaked document, the all-new MG Hector’s fuel efficiency figures have been revealed. The 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine with the 48V hybrid system will return a maximum of 15.81 km/l, the non-hybrid version of the petrol engine will return a maximum of 14.16 km/l with the manual transmission and 13.96 km/l with the DCT automatic transmission. The diesel variants of the MG Hector will return a maximum of 17.41 km/l.
The MG Motors Hector will get powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 2.0-litre diesel engine. The 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine produces a maximum of 143 PS at 5,000 rpm and peak torque of 250 Nm between 1,600 and 3,600 rpm. The diesel engine that will power the all-new Hector will be sourced from Fiat. It will generate a maximum of 170 PS at 3,750 rpm and peak torque of 350 Nm between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm. The 48V hybrid system helps with the extra power and also helps the car accelerate quicker. It should be noted that only the non-hybrid petrol version of the Hector will be available with a dual-clutch automatic transmission. However, all the options are available with the 6-speed manual transmission.
MG Hector will be one of the biggest vehicles in the market. It gets an intimidating look on the roads, especially because of the split headlamp cluster that adds a very modern look to the SUV. The exterior gets a lot of chrome and the Hector also offers dual-tone alloy wheels and full-LED tail lamps.
Inside, the MG Hector gets numerous first-in-segment features. It will be the first car in the segment to offer a cloud-connected infotainment system. The large 10.40-inch vertically-mounted infotainment system is similar to the Tesla screens and remains connected to the cloud that allows the owner to track the live location of the vehicle and also allows to set-up a geo-fence. The Hector also gets OTA updates, which means that one does not needs to take the car to a service centre for an update. They are pushed directly into the car through the Internet. What’s more? You can control the features on the Hector through a smartphone and use voice commands to control features like the opening of the windows and the sunroof.
The MG Hector is expected to be launched at a starting price of around Rs 13 lakh and it will give a stiff competition to the existing vehicles like Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass and the Mahindra XUV500.