MG Motors will soon launch the all-new SUV that will get the name Hector in the Indian market. The manufacturer has released an official video of the upcoming vehicle, which is heavily camouflaged. The video highlights the test runs of the Hector in India and also reveals a lot about the upcoming car that will take on the likes of Jeep Compass in the Indian market.
The video of the Hector shows various features of the upcoming SUV including the remote keyless entry and a glimpse of the keyfob itself. The video also confirms the panoramic sunroof that covers almost the whole length of the car. The video also catches the glimpse of the automatic anti-glare interior review mirror and the fully digital 7-inch driver instrument cluster.
The video further shows the independent LED DRLs of the SUV. It will get the main headlamp cluster positioned below in the bumper just like the Tata Harrier. This will give a very aggressive and futuristic look to the car. It gets a quad-headlamp set-up which is likely to be full LED units. All the lamps of the Harrier are LED including the cabin lamps. The MG Hector also gets full LED tail lamps. It gets a very aggressive design on the outside with blacked out C and D Pillars, which add a floating roof effect to the vehicle.
The MG Hector is expected to be extremely loaded when it comes to features. Earlier, the manufacturer revealed that the Hector will be the first “Connected Car” in the segment and the car will get an operating system with eSIM. It will be connected to the Internet and will provide crucial data to the owners. The Hector will also get over-the-air updates, which will make the vehicle one of its kind in the segment.
The MG Hector will be powered by the 2.0-litre Multijet diesel engine sourced from Fiat. It is the same engine that also powers the Tata Harrier and the Jeep Compass in the Indian market. In the Harrier, the engine produces a maximum of 140 PS while in the Compass, the same engine produces 173 PS. Both the vehicles get 350 Nm of peak torque. It is likely that the Hector will get more power than the Tata Harrier.
For the petrolheads, MG Motors will offer a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine that produces around 143 PS and 250 Nm. Both the engine options will get 6-speed manual transmission while the 6-speed dual-clutch transmission can be offered with the petrol variants.
The Hector is expected to get a very aggressive price tag in the Indian market and it will be manufactured in India too. It will be launched later this year in the Indian market.