The MG Hector is all set to be launched this month and the SUV has received quite a bit of attention from the public. The intimidating form factor, spacious interiors and several first in class features have made sure that the SUV is in the right kind of hype before its launch. Talking about the competition it will face, rivals like the Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500, Tata Hexa and Jeep Compass will be present in the battlefield to take on the MG Hector when it gets launched. Among these, the Tata Harrier can be said to be its most formidable rival as it is a featured-packed vehicle with a modern design. The video below by Mycarhelpline. com shows how both these SUVs fare against each other when it comes to road presence.
Going by this video, both of them hold their ground in terms of road presence. While the Harrier has a curvier design with a squatty stance, the MG Hector carries more bling. The Hector is actually bigger than the Harrier in terms of dimensions, though the Harrier beats it in terms of width. Also, note that the Harrier is parked by the side of the road while the Hector is parked on the road which enhances the difference between their height.
Talking about the MG Hector, it measures 4,655×1,835×1,760 mm (LXWXH) and has a ground clearance of 192 mm. The Tata Harrier, on the other hand, measures 4,598×1,894×1,706 mm (LXWXH) and has a ground clearance of 205 mm. This means that the Harrier is broader than the Hector by around 59 mm and it also has a greater ground clearance among the two. If you ask us which of them will grab more eyeballs on the roads, there is no clear winner in that respect as both of them look quite good in their own respect.
Talking about the firepower of both these SUVs, the MG Hector and the Tata Harrier both share the same diesel engine, which is a Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre unit. On the Hector, this engine generates a maximum of 170 PS of power and 350 Nm of torque. On the other hand, Tata detuned the engine for use on Harrier in order to achieve better fuel efficiency. Therefore, it churns out 140 PS of power along with 350 Nm of torque on the Harrier. Both these engines come mated with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
However, the MG Hector also gets a petrol engine option along with an automatic transmission. The petrol engine here is a 1.5-litre unit that churns out a maximum power of 143 PS and 250 Nm of peak torque. MG will also offer a 48V hybrid system as an optional feature with the petrol variants. Also, the petrol variants also get 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission as an option.