The newly launched MG Hector has garnered quite a good response from Indian buyers. So much so that the British born-Chinese owned brand had to stop taking booking for its debut SUV. The Hector has been priced at Rs. 12.18 lakh for the base variant and Rs. 16.88 lakh for the top-end variant (both ex-showroom, Delhi). It rivals the likes of the Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500, Tata Hexa and the upcoming Kia Seltos among others in the segment. The HEctor may be referred to as an SUV due to its form factor but does not have any such credentials which are the traits of an SUV. But then, most of the so-called SUVs sold in India are the same. No Yogi Sejwal Design has gone ahead and given a makeover to the newly launched Hector and turned it into a wild off-road SUV.
The video above depicts how this render is made and if you are interested in graphic wizardry, you may want to take a look at it. The final outcome of this whole video is the rendered image you see below, which shows the Hector is a whole new light altogether. Now the Hector is quite a long vehicle, (longest in its segment in fact) and hence it would require extensive modifications all around to become a proper off-roader. Which is exactly what has been done in this render.
The front end has been given a completely new look which is a far cry from all chrome and blingy look of the regular Hector. All the chrome elements have been blacked out while the MG logo has been given a black and orange tint. The front bumper has been replaced by an off-road spec unit that is also fitted with a large metal bash plate and tow hooks. The grille has been blacked out with two silver cutouts on either end. Towards the top, this Hector has been equipped with tri-unit LED bar that provides illumination when necessary. A roof carrier and an extra LED bar are also present on the top.
The SUV has been fitted with special off-road spec tires and rims and since this is a wild version of the regular Hector, let’s suppose it is equipped with 4×4 drivetrain now. On the side, we see wide footboards that allow easy ingress and egress on this tall SUV. Now since this Hector is meant to go out in the wild, it needs a powerful engine for that. MG offers 3 engine options (including the hybrid) with the Hector but for this scenario, the 2.0-litre diesel engine will suit the job best. This engine pumps out a maximum of 170 PS power and peak torque of 350 Nm and comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. All in all, this render looks quite good and we expect MG to at least offer a 4×4 SUV in India someday.