MG Hector took the market by storm when it was first launched in the Indian market. One biggest questions that arise in the minds of new buyers is that how will be the maintenance and service cost of the new automobile manufacturer because MG Motor is relatively new when compared to other competitors. Well, here are three invoices shared by the manufacturer that shows that the service cost of the SUV is under Rs. 5,500 even after covering 50,000 km.
The first invoice is of an MG Hector Smart that has covered 51,000 km on the odometer. The labour charge by the service centre was Rs. 1,675 while the price of parts that were used in the service was Rs. 1,904. After taxes, the customer paid just Rs. 4,244 which is quite reasonable for a vehicle like MG Hector.
The second MG Hector Sharp has covered 53,482 kilometres. The customer also opted for a USB mobile charging cable that cost Rs. 266. The labour cost charged by the service centre was Rs. 2,463 whereas the cost of the parts involved in the service was Rs. 2,170. After taxes, the total service cost was Rs. 5,487 which is still reasonable.
The last invoice is of an MG Hector Sharp with 50,000 km on the odometer. The cost of labour charge was Rs. 2,463 while the parts cost Rs. 1,904. The total money paid by the customer after taxes was Rs. 5,174.
Considering the segment, the maintenance cost of the MG Hector seems affordable. Another thing to note here is that all these Hector’s were the Hybrid variants. Usually, the vehicles with hybrid technology have a higher maintenance cost because it has hybrid equipment that also needs to be serviced. You can also get 24×7 Roadside assistance with the Hector. MG also offers special service packages called MG Shield and MG Shield+
The Hector is the best selling vehicle for MG Motor. It is offered in four variants, namely Style, Super, Smart and Sharp. The manufacturer is offering the Hector in two engine options. There is 1.5-litre turbo petrol and 2.0-litre diesel. You can also get the petrol with 48V mild-hybrid technology.
The turbo petrol produces 143 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 250 Nm. It is offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox or an 8-speed CVT. The diesel engine produces 170 PS of max power and 350 Nm of peak torque. It is offered only with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
The mild-hybrid technology is offered only with a 6-speed manual gearbox. So, you can only get it with the Super, Smart and Sharp variants. The mild-hybrid tech comes with idle start/stop, regenerative braking, E-boost and there is an additional 48V battery that enables all these features.
The MG Hector starts at Rs. 13.17 lakhs ex-showroom and the top-end variant costs Rs. 18.85 lakhs ex-showroom.
MG Hector’s direct competitors are Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV 500 and Jeep Compass. However, because of the price it also goes against Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, upcoming Volkswagen Taigun and upcoming Mahindra XUV 700.