MG Motors would definitely be happy with the sales performance of its debut vehicle in India, the Hector. Launched in June this year, the Hector recently crossed the 5,000 units production mark while its bookings have already gone much above 30,000. Rival to the likes of the Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500, Jeep Compass, Hyundai Creta, and Kia Seltos among others, the base model of the Hector is price at Rs. 12.18 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) which makes it cheaper than a majority of its competitors. Now since the deliveries of the SUV have been going on since some time, a few modified examples have started coming up. The video below by Pilot On Wheels shows nicely done all-black MG Hector SUV. Check out the video before we move towards the details of the SUV.
Now MG offers an all-black shade for the Hector from the factory itself. Called Starry Black, it is a glossy back shade which is the same as on the Hector here. However, the stock Starry Black shade Hector does come with several chrome bits and a lot of other light coloured panels, which is not the case here. This Hector gets a completely black theme for which the front bumper, diffuser and the side skirts have been blacked out. Even the grille has been draped in black. though the MG logo has been left as it is.
Another element of attraction on this Hector is its hot looking alloys which revamp the appeal of this SUV. It now rides on 17-inch multispoke machined rims that have been shod on with 235/45 profile tires. The disc brake calipers have also been replaced with sportier-looking yellow units. All these additions make this Hector one gorgeous looking SUV. To let you know, Tata also launched a special Dark edition Harrier recently. The Harrier Dark Edition, as its name suggests, gets an all-black treatment both on the outside as well as the inside.
Talking about the MG Hector, it is offered with two engine options. This includes a 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine and a 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine. Coming to the transmission options on offer, the diesel engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission only while the petrol engine also gets a choice of a dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Speaking of the power outputs of these engines, the 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine generates a maximum power of 143 PS and 250 Nm of peak torque. The diesel engine, on the other hand, produces a maximum of 170 PS and peak torque of 350 Nm. 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.