MG Hector, which became a blockbuster hit in the Indian market is currently not available for new bookings in the Indian market. The all-new MG Hector received more than 21,000 bookings, which is why MG Motors temporarily ceased the bookings in the market for 2019. The deliveries of the all-new car have already begun but the waiting period for the vehicle stretches as much as seven months in several cities of the country. Even though the MG Hector looks very butch on the roads, the absence of a 4X4 system makes it a soft-roader. Nonetheless, here is an off-road rendering of the MG Hector, which is made by SRK Designs.
The video of the process reveals that the off-road version of the MG Hector is based on the new-generation Chevrolet Captiva. SRK has added more layers of the MG Hector giving the vehicle more resemblance. The final product gets prominent creases on the bumper, adding a more aggressive look to the vehicle. Also, extra layers of plastic cladding around the headlamp clusters and other parts of the bumper add a much more robust look to the car. It also gets an underbody skid plate, which looks much better than the stock plastic bash plate. Moreover, the vehicle also gets plastic cladding on the wheel arches and side body.
The most prominent change at the front is the thick grille in the front with new horizontal design. The all-black grille with rivets adds a mad max look to the SUV. Also, the vehicle gets a dual-tone paint scheme starting from the engine lid, which looks unorthodox but will ensure a lot of looks on the highways.
The MG Hector’s final off-road look comes from the aftermarket tyres. The stock vehicle gets 17-inch tyres that look pretty good on the vehicle but they look small in comparison to the size of the vehicle. These new aftermarket tyres, however, look extremely good on the MG Hector and offer a real butch look. It should be noted that MG has not officially said anything on the launch of a 4X4 version of the Hector and due to the unpopularity of such vehicles in the Indian market, we may safely assume that we won’t get it anytime soon.
Currently, the MG Hector is powered by two engine options – 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 2.0-litre diesel engine option. The 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine produces a maximum power of 141 Bhp of maximum power and 250 Nm of peak torque. The 2.0-litre diesel engine powering the Hector is the same engine that is available with the Jeep Compass and the Tata Harrier. In the Hector, it produces a maximum power of 168 Bhp and peak torque of 350 Nm.