MG Motor had launched their first connected SUV, Hector in India in the month of June this year. The moment this highly connected SUV was announced, it started getting overwhelming response. So much so that the company had to stop accepting booking after few weeks as they were not able to meet the demand. In our opinion, this nullifies the auto slowdown myth in India. Or probably, the buyers want innovative and good looking vehicles and they are fed-up with jaded designs and features.
The ‘Made in India’ MG Hector is available in a total of 11 combinations across 4 variants namely Style, Super, Smart and Sharp. It comes with 3 engine options – Petrol, Petrol Hybrid and Diesel. The petrol is available in both manual and automatic transmissions. The price of MG Hector starts at Rs. 12.18 lakhs and goes upto 16.88 lakhs depending upon the variants.
The HECTOR’s 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine delivers 143 PS power at a peak torque of 250 Nm while the 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine will deliver 170 PS at a peak torque of 350 Nm. It comes with best-in-class fuel efficiency for both petrol and diesel with the Petrol Hybrid MT returning 15.81 km/l and diesel 17.41 km/l, as per ARAI.
The MG HECTOR comes with 25 safety features as standard, making it one of the safest SUVs on sale today. At 10.4 inches, it has the biggest HD touchscreen in its segment featuring iSMART and also has Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity options. It also comes with LED daytime running lights, panoramic sunroof, 360-degree camera, cruise control, electrically adjustable front seats and heated ORVMs. The HECTOR is also the first car in its segment with a sophisticated mild-hybrid architecture that uses a 48-volt lithium-ion battery to store energy and provide extra torque assistance of up to 20 Nm.