MG Hector, the all-new mid-size SUV that was launched in the Indian market last year is making ripples in the segment. The MG Hector became instantly popular in the Indian market with waiting periods crossing a few weeks. MG has announced that they have received more than 50,000 bookings for the SUV since last year. MG Motor has also said that they have sold more than 20,000 units of the car in the market till now.
MG’s first car, the Hector is sold through a network of 200 dealerships across India. The brand now plans to achieve 250 dealerships by March 2020 in India, which will allow more customers to reach out to the brand and increase the demand in the market.
Speaking on the achievement, Gaurav Gupta, Chief Commercial Officer – MG Motor India, said,
“The HECTOR continues its’ strong momentum in the Indian market, crossing the 50,000-mark in terms of bookings received in just 8 months since its launch. We continue to accelerate this momentum by opening new brand outlets closer to our prospective customers in tier-I and tier-II cities. With plans to launch the HECTOR PLUS 6-seater family version in Q3 2020, we aim to further strengthen the HECTOR brand in India.”
The MG Hector is available in 11 variants in total. There are four trim levels – Style, Super, Smart and Sharp. There are two engine options available with the car. There is 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol and 2.0-litre diesel engine available with the Hector. The petrol engine is also available with a 48V mild-hybrid system.
The 1.5-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that powers the MG Hector generates a maximum power of 141 Bhp and peak torque of 250 Nm. This engine option is available with a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed Dual-Clutch automatic transmission. The petrol engine with hybrid option gets a 48V lithium-ion battery pack that generates 20 Nm of more torque. However, it is only available with a manual transmission. The 2.0-litre diesel engine produces a maximum of 170 PS and peak torque of 350 Nm with the Hector. It is also available only with a 6-speed manual transmission.
The Hector comes loaded with features and many of them are available in the segment for the first time ever. There is a massive 10.4-inch vertically mounted infotainment screen that is connected to the Internet through an eSIM. It also gets voice control setting that allows the occupants to control various features of the MG Hector through voice. Other features in the car include a panoramic sunroof, 360-degree camera, front-parking sensors, heated ORVMs, 8-colour ambient lighting, power-adjustable seats, powered tailgate and more. It also gets ABS, EBD, Brake Assist, traction control system, hill hold control, rear disc brakes and tyre pressure monitoring system.