The launch of the MG Hector is just around the corner. The big stylish SUV will rival the likes of the Tata Harrier and the Mahindra XUV500 among others when it gets launched next month. The SUV has been unveiled recently and looks quite promising too. As of now, MG Motors has around 120 dealerships spread across 50 cities in India which will reach the 250 outlets figure by September if all goes well for the brand. If you are interested in the MG Hector, here is aa full walkaround review of the SUV by Car News – By HotShotInfo.
On the outside, the MG Hector looks like a proper big SUV and gets a lot of chrome treatment. The big grille is flanked by LED DRLs on both ends while headlamps are placed below. To be more precise, the high beam, low beam and the fog lamps are positioned lower in the bumper and the top-end variant of the car also gets LED projector headlamps. The car runs on 17-inch alloys which are available in 2 designs, depending on the variant. The rear gets a roof-mounted rear spoiler and shark-fin antenna. All the variants of the vehicle get the LED tail lamps.
On the inside, the most eye-catchy feature is the huge 10.8-inch portrait style touch screen infotainment system. The infotainment system on the Hector is AI enabled and eSIM that keeps the vehicle connected to the Internet all the time. The instrument cluster also gets a 7-inch display which displays numerous functions and information. The all-black interiors get leather treatment on top variants. Another noteworthy feature here is that the rear seats of the Hector can be reclined by 25 degrees. Armrests with cupholders, flat rear floor and rear AV vents improve comfort at the rear.
Other features of the MG Hector includes a panoramic sunroof, 360-degree view camera, cruise control, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, 8-speaker system and more such advanced features. The MG Hector will come quite loaded with safety features too. The SUV gets ABS+EBD, rear parking sensors, rear parking camera, front parking sensors, TCS, Brake Assist, Hill Climb Control, 6-airbags and ISOFIX mounts for child seats.
Coming to the engine options, the MG Hector gets a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 143 PS and peak torque of 250 Nm. The diesel variants will get the 2.0-litre engine option that generates a maximum of 170 PS of power and 350 Nm of torque. The diesel engine option is only available with a manual transmission but is available with all the four trim levels. The petrol engine gets a 6-speed manual transmission option which is available with all the four trims.
MG, for the first time, will also offer a 48V hybrid system with the Hector. The hybrid system will only be available with the manual transmission option. Only the Super, Smart and Sharp trims will get the option. There is also a dual-clutch automatic transmission available with the Hector. It will be available only with non-Hybrid variant and with the Smart and Sharp trims, which are the top trim levels.