MG Hector, the first vehicle to be launched from the British manufacturer in India has been caught on video without any camouflage. The all-new car was spotted in Gujarat where the manufacturing facility of the brand is located. Until now, only heavily camouflaged versions of the MG Hector were caught on camera. This is the first time that the SUV has been spotted without any camouflage on video by E Shock.
The MG Hector will take on the likes of Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500 and Jeep Compass in the Indian market. However, dimension-wise, the Hector is much larger in size. The official dimensions are not out yet but visually, the Hector looks very appealing and has an extremely high road presence. The Hector will be the largest SUV in the segment.
The vehicle an unorthodox design which was first seen on Tata Harrier in the Indian market for the first time. It gets separate housings for the DRL while the main headlamp cluster is located below in the bumper. The front-end has an imposing look altogether. On the side, it gets a tapered window line. It gets blacked out pillars that add a floating roof effect to the upcoming SUV. Also, the machined alloy wheels look extremely good on the SUV and give it a massive road presence.
At the rear, the MG Hector Hector gets large tail lamps that are connected with each other through a chrome strip. There is a black bumper in the rear with a silver diffuser that adds a muscular look to the vehicle.
The MG Hector will be quite feature-rich and will offer numerous first-in-segment features. It will become the first connected car in the segment and will offer an integrated eSIM based infotainment system. The large 10.4-inch Tesla-like infotainment system will get Artificial Intelligence that will be able to control the functions of the vehicle. The eSIM will provide a number of functionalities to the vehicle including live GPS tracking, geo-fencing, live traffic updates, over-the-air software updates and remote functionalities that will allow the users to control certain features of the vehicle through a smartphone.
The MG Hector will also get a panoramic sunroof that covers the whole roof of the vehicle. It also gets anti-glare IRVM and a full digital 7-inch driver instrument cluster, which again is a first in the segment. Other features including voice-based commands that will allow the users to control features like sunroof and infotainment system. It also is the first vehicle that will get electronically controlled tailgate.
Engine-wise, MG Hector will get a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 143 PS and peak torque of 250 Nm. It will also get the 2.0-litre Multijet diesel engine that also powers the Jeep Compass and the Tata Harrier in the Indian market but the power output in the Hector is not known. Both the engine options will offer a 6-speed manual transmission as standard while the petrol engine will also get a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.