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Bookings for the BS6 MG Hector can now be made through the My MG App. The Hector is MG’s debut offering in India, brought in with an expansive list of features such as i-SMART connected car technology, Infinity sound system, panoramic sunroof, cruise control, and steering-mounted controls.

The MG Hector is a 5-seater SUV and is priced from Rs 12.74 lakh to Rs 17.73 lakh.

Hector Specifications

The MG Hector is offered with two engine options: a 143PS 1.5-litre turbo-petrol and a 170PS 2.0-litre diesel engine. While both engines come with a 6-speed manual transmission, the automatic variant is limited to the petrol in the form of a DCT. The petrol manual variants can also be opted with a hybrid system which packs in torque boost and start-stop functionality, In terms of dimensions, the Hector is 4655mm long, 1835mm wide, 1760mm tall and has a 2750mm wheelbase.

Hector Variants

The MG Hector is offered in a total of four variants: Style, Super, Smart and Sharp. The petrol MT variants are offered in the base two variants while the petrol DCT is offered in the top two trims. Meanwhile, the petrol hybrid variants are offered on all expect the base while the diesel variant is offered in all four trims.

Hector Features

In terms of features, the Hector comes with a 10.4-inch Android-based infotainment system, connected car technology, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, an Infinity sound system, a panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting and power driver’s seat. Safety features include six airbags, ABS with EBD, a 360-degree parking camera, parking sensors and electronic stability control.

MG Hector Competitors

The MG Hector rivals the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and the Tata Harrier.

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MG Hector Price

The price of MG Hector starts at Rs. 12.73 Lakh and goes upto Rs. 17.72 Lakh. The price of petrol variant of Hector ranges between Rs. 12.73 Lakh to Rs. 17.43 Lakh. The prices of Hector diesel variants start at Rs. 13.88 Lakh and the top-end diesel is priced at Rs. 17.72 Lakh. MG Hector is available in 11 variants and 5 different colours.

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Variants Ex-Showroom Price
Hector Style MT
1451 cc | Petrol | Manual
Rs. 12.73 Lakh
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Hector Super MT
1451 cc | Petrol | Manual
Rs. 13.53 Lakh
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Hector Style Diesel MT
1956 cc | Diesel | Manual
Rs. 13.88 Lakh
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Editor's View of MG Hector

  • Upside

    Great introductory price, a spacious cabin area, safety features, easy to drive engines

  • Downside

    Unexciting dynamics, cabin quality that is not up to the mark as compared to rivals

  • Our Verdict

    Aside from the flashy exterior and the gimmicky promise of “Internet Inside,” the Hector is a sensible, middle-ground approach to a family SUV. It needs to step things up a notch or two to really bring in a sense of quality to rival the competition from Kia or Hyundai.


Hector Detailed Review

UPDATE: The MG Hector has been launched with prices starting at Rs 12.18 lakh (ex-showroom pan India). Check out the complete pricelist and other details here.

Did you ever change schools or cities and start life from scratch? If so, you might understand what the Hector is going through. This XL-sized SUV from MG is hoping to make friends and earn its place in a community. It is a tough gig as MG has to establish its British credentials while downplaying its undeniable Chinese connections. We at ZigWheels choose our friends and our vehicles on who they really are, not where they come from. Now that we have driven MG’s rival to the Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV 500, Hyundai Creta and Jeep Compass, let’s see if it can win some respect.

Cool, but...

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Announcing its arrival is taken care of by the MG Hector’s genes. It has the right mix of aggression and ornamentation for a modern-day SUV. Those LED DRLs sparkle brightly as they are squeezed against the hood. The generous but tasteful use of chrome as it cradles the large grille and arcs around the fog lamps adds to the glitter effect. Then there are the all-LED headlamps and tail lamps which are available in all variants except for the base! The ORVM-mounted turn indicators, skid plates and roof rails ensure that even the base variant doesn’t look barebones either!

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The Hector isn’t a true MG in the sense that it is not small and sporty. That should come as no surprise as the Hector is essentially the Baojun 530 sourced from MG’s parent SAIC. It is also badged as the Chevrolet Captiva and Wuling Almaz in other markets. It dwarfs other MG SUVs and its competition here in India too. Incredibly, it is longer than the Tata Harrier by a solid 57mm. That is an incredible stat, considering that the Harrier is larger than the Honda CR-V!

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But, like the tall kid who doesn’t quite inspire awe because of being a bit stretched and gangly, the Hector’s design fumbles ever so slightly. Its overhangs pronounce the length and the 17” wheels seem tiny in the large and flared wheel arches. The 215-section rubber doesn’t help either. Its slim width (relative to its length) and the sloping roofline also give it an MPV-like air.

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From the rear, the Hector has some striking similarities to a German brand’s SUV design. The clamshell bonnet and tail lamps that fan out have a Q-factor to them. Get it? Despite the slight gangliness or its derived design, the Hector comes across as a head-turning SUV.

Warming Up

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Step into the cabin and most concerns regarding the Hector’s China connect will be calmed. The all-black theme and the simple design instils a sense of modest premiumness. The elongated boss with the chunky 3D-finished chromed and the large and sturdy buttons embody this well.

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This also extends to the dashboard, be it the clean design, the subtle chrome accents or the splashes of leather. The chunky and stubby gear lever also feel pleasing to use. The materials feel tough and even the shut lines are consistent. However, the Hector stops short of delivering a VW-esque vibe of premiumness or Hyundai levels of consistency. You could blame the wrinkles in the leather wrapping or tackiness in the contrast stitching for giving our finickiness something to latch onto.

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However, the sense of space in the cabin is incredible and details like the footwell space and centre console design are such that you won’t feel cramped. The large windows increase the sense of space further. However, in terms of ergonomics, despite the adjustable seats and the tilt and telescoping steering, finding the right seating position proved to be a bit challenging, with under-thigh support and lack of lateral support proving to be an issue with drivers of different sizes.

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The rear seats also offer an abundance of knee room and headroom, despite packing a sunroof. The recline adjustment on the split seats and the flat floor increases comfort levels and adds some flexibility. For a higher comfort quotient, you also get rear aircon vents and charging sockets as standard! However, like in the front, the under-thigh support is a bit lacking and the sense that you are sitting a bit close to the floor, like you would in a body-on-frame SUV, creeps in. Also, if you opt for the petrol-hybrid powertrain, there is no room left for second-row passengers to push their feet under the front passenger seat as the additional battery is stowed there.

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The Hector will be available with a third row of seats in 2020; for now, what you get is a 587-litre boot. It is wide and deep but a bit shallow. Strangely, there is some storage under the boot floor for soft luggage whereas the spare wheel is mounted under the body.

Where’s the kitchen sink?

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Like the persistent new guy, the Hector has a loaded goodie bag to tempt you to spend some more time with it. Even the base Style variant packs a height-adjustable driver’s seat, height-adjustable front seatbelts, power-adjustable ORVMs, remote key, rear wiper and washer, rear defogger, recline-adjustable rear seat with 60:40 split, three-point seatbelts and adjustable headrests for all occupants. And there is a 4-speaker music system with all the connectivity options too!

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The Super variant brings in a 10.4” infotainment screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 6 speakers, reverse parking camera, steering-mounted audio controls, cruise control, static cornering lamps and front parking sensors.

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The step up to four airbags happens in the Smart variant. Which also brings in tilt and telescopic steering, a subwoofer, amplifier, push-button start, power-folding mirror, tyre pressure and four airbags. The top variant, Sharp, adds rain-sensing wipers, auto headlamps, a powered tailgate with remote opening, the huge sunroof and six airbags. Amongst other things, the top end variant we were driving came with 4-way power-adjustable passenger seats (except petrol-hybrid) and 6-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. The 7” MID offered here is hard to read in bright sunlight, but otherwise offers easy access to information on tyre pressures, music and navigation.

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Taking centre stage in the cabin is the 10.4” infotainment system, which proved to be considerably snappier than before and didn’t mar the usability this time around. It also
displays the handy 360-degree view, making it easy to reverse this behemoth out of parking spots. However, the inbuilt navigation felt unhelpful and couldn’t find destinations. The voice command system was also hit or miss, but helpful nonetheless as it reduced the need to take hands off the steering wheel. We found ourselves using commands to control the climate control system and the sunroof quite often. It misses out on a wireless charger like on the Hyundai Creta, and the Harrier’s JBL sound system is nigh unbeatable, but the Hector’s Infinity sound system is properly enjoyable, crisp and very, very loud!

Internet Inside?

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The Hector uses a SIM to keep the car connected to MG’s servers, through which many features like car tracking, geofencing alerts, remote engine start (auto only) and many others can be operated. However, in our books, the key benefits are served by the iCall feature that allows emergency services to contact you instantly in case of an accident in which airbags are deployed. The iSmart phone app also allows you to check on the Hector and shares a lot of useful information. However, the inconsistency in operating features or commands from the app makes it less of a tool and more of a gimmick.

Heave on!

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The Hector is capable of taking on two roles: the slick city mobile or the punchy all-rounder. For the former, the 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol with mild-hybrid tech fits the bill very well. The 140PS engine doesn’t start to shudder or rattle even when you pull from 1000rpm in a higher gear and doesn’t get coarse as you rev it up. Even when you accelerate from low speeds, the 48V hybrid system delivers a light kick to get you going, which means fewer gear changes for city commuting or calm cruising on the highway as the power flows in one wave. Not that you won’t enjoy changing gears as the clutch is light and the shift has a meaty mechanical feel to it.

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However, there are a couple of things you will have to get used to. First, there are small spikes and troughs in power delivery, and can catch you by surprise. Second, for high-speed overtakes you will have to downshift to lower gears as the petrol engine takes long strides in each gear, with first good for about 50kmph, 2nd over 80kmph and 3rd hitting near 130kmph on the speedo! No doubt this is done with fuel efficiency in mind, which MG claims is 13.96kmpl for the six-speed manual that we drove. MG claims 14.1kmpl for the non-hybrid dual-clutch version, however, it wasn’t available for us to sample on this drive.

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The diesel engine is clearly the punchier option for highway cruises. The two-litre engine’s 170PS and 350Nm may sound familiar as it is identical to the Jeep Compass since it is sourced from Fiat. Unsurprisingly, despite the fine-tuning, the engine for the MG it feels familiar. It can trundle around from 1500rpm but the real bump in torque comes from 1800rpm. The engine revs easily to its near 6000rpm redline.

Sporty?

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No. The Hector’s dynamics are tuned towards a sensible and calm driving style. It absorbs poor roads very well and tackles the SUV aspect very well. However, despite the monocoque construction, it feels more like a tall body-on-frame SUV. It tends to roll a bit into corners and the narrow 215-section tyres start to protest quite early. The lack of feedback from the steering suggests you back off too. Commendably, MG is focussing on playing things safe by offering the Hector with Electronic Stability Program, Traction Control System, Hill Hold Control and ABS with Electronic Brake Force Distribution as standard. So, if you are looking for a fun to drive SUV, the Hector won’t hit the spot. However, the all-wheel disc brakes provide good stopping power. The bite on the petrol-hybrid with the regenerative braking feels much sharper than on
the diesel though.

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As an SUV, it packs 198mm of ground clearance (unladen), which is lower than the segment benchmark. Also, its long wheelbase and overhangs mean you should take some care when rough-roading. And no, there is no 4x4 version on offer.

Hullo MG?

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If you take away the flashy exterior and the gimmicky promise of “Internet Inside,” the Hector has indeed surprised us with its sensible, middle-ground approach as a family SUV. It has a spacious cabin, a set of easy to drive engines and safe but unexciting dynamics. The cabin quality is reassuring, however, it needs to step things up a notch or two to really bring in a sense of quality to rival the competition from VW or Hyundai.

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So the Hector, an SUV with a lot of promise, is off to a very strong start. At Rs 12.18 lakh - Rs 16.88 lakh (ex-showroom India), it offers excellent bang for the buck, delivering luxury car tech backed by impressive practicality and usability. MG is also addressing longevity concerns by offering a strong 5 year/unlimited kilometre standard warranty along with a tempting buyback program (60 per cent of the car’s value after 3 years). So as a balance of need and greed, the MG Hector seems to be a step in the right direction.

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MG Hector Mileage

The mileage of MG Hector ranges from 13.96 kmpl to 17.41 kmpl. The claimed ARAI mileage of Hector Petrol Manual is 15.81 kmpl and for the Hector Diesel Manual is 17.41 kmpl. In automatic, the claimed ARAI mileage of Hector Petrol is 13.96 kmpl
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Must Read Questions & Answers Before Buying Hector

Q. Does MG Motor Hector have sunroof?
  • Yes in sharp variant . sunroof is not useful for indian climate
  • Yes, it has but only in top variant, its an panoramic sunroof
  • A Panoramic Sunroof is available in MG Hector Sharp variants.
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Q. Will MG Hector come with 4WD?
  • No, MG has no plans on getting a 4WD on the Hector.
  • The brand hasn't whole specification an feature list yet. Stay tuned for latest updates.
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Q. Is MG have any 7 seat available in India - Hector?
  • As of now, the Hector is available in 5 seater, but soon MG will launch Hector plus which will be a 6 & 7 seater. Moreover, you can click on the following link for the related article - Hector Plus.
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Q. Is there any comparison of Kia Seltos with MG Hector?
  • I) seltos is a midsized Suv, Hector is over sized suv with a substantially higher price & weak engine. Moreover the British legacy of the Hector is obsolete, it is currently owned by the Chinese.If you are a business man with lots of merchandise to carry to your shop or a joint family, go for Hector, otherwise seltos is the best choice.
  • Yeah more competition is there but Kia seltos is best than MG hector because MG HECTOR uses BS4 Compliant engine and Kia seltos uses BS6 Compliant engine. After April 2020,all the vehicles will come BS6 Compliant. So Kia seltos is best.
  • As the Kia Seltos is yet to make its debut in the market, it would be unfair to give any verdict as of now. Read more:- 2019 Kia Seltos (Prototype) First Drive Review - Kia Seltos UVO Connect Features Revealed - Official: Kia Seltos Bookings To Begin On July 16
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Q. MG Hector is a brand from which country and where is the presence of this brand globally?
  • MG Motor UK Limited (MG Motor) is a British automotive company and a subsidiary of SAIC Motor UK, which in turn is owned by the Shanghai-based SAIC Motor.
  • I had booked this car, is this car is a good Vehicle and reliable?
  • Chinese company car,better not to buy
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Q. Though MG Hector is a Chinese product, what will be guarantee of product quality?
  • MG, the initials of Morris Garages, is a British automotive that has its production unit in China.MG motor is a British automotive company and a subsidiary of SAIC Motor UK, which in turn is owned by the Shanghai-based SAIC Motor. MG Motor designs develop and market cars sold under the MG marque. MG Motor is the largest importer of Chinese made cars into the United Kingdom. Now the brand is all set to hit the Indian market with its products to bring on the heat of competition among the existing brands. We can't give a verdict on it as the company hasn't revealed any information regarding the warranty and guaranty of the car yet.
  • It is impossible to beat suzuki hyundai in india ,best of luck to suzuki mahindra and hyundai And thumps down to mg ,I like made in india products much ,haha new creta will eat this car
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MG Hector User Reviews

4.3 /5
336 reviews & ratings
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    4.4/5
  • Comfort
    4.5/5
  • Performance
    4.4/5
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    4.0/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5
  • Mileage
    3.9/5

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  • 5.0

    Mg Hector is a excellent car this car comfortable

  • 5.0

    The best CustomerCare vehicles for their safety and protection for Indians roads with best mileage

  • 1.3

    Worst engine performance and can't able to turn the curves in 70 kmph not value for money

  • 2.0

    I have mg smart i looks wonderful for looks and features but worst in engine performance is worst and can't able to turn the vehicals in curves in 70 kmph .I am not satisfied

  • 4.3

    Wonderful vehicle . Safety , quality of materials used , comfort and creature comfort is top notch . Space was a necessity as all my family members are tall. Compared to its competition , it felt more roomier and comfortable . The petrol engine is powerful but the DCT is a bit slow to respond . mileage is decent , it returned 8kmpl in city and 12kmpl on highway. The maintenance cost is good , many service packages to choose from . I have the Smart Variant. Overall Value for money vehicle.

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  • 1.0

    I booked MG Hector on 19th of July, 2019. I opted for the Smart DCT option (Aurora Silver) at MG’s Showroom Ahmedabad which is owned by Concept motors. I had driven MG before booking the car itself. But after booking it I still wanted a test drive. So 2 weeks after booking the car i went down for a test drive. I was with the same sales person who sold me the car. I was just cruising around on the service road when there was a thud noise in the Engine and then the car stopped. I looked on to the information cluster ahead and it showed orange coloured exclamation mark to which the sales person told that there is some issue with the transmission of the car. He called some guy from the technical dept where he told me that transmission had failed and it was the second time something like this happened. The car had only 4200km on the test runs. I cancelled the booking the next day to which their manager told me to wait and let’s see if there was any issue or not. But as I was adamant they proceeded with the refund. Though they told me that the refund will be processed within 15 days, it took them 28 days just to process it and give me the cheque that too after alot of follow ups. The car is good on cosmetics but I don’t think so that you can trust the engine in long run. MG still needs to take care and refine the engine according to indian road conditions. Giving variety of features won’t help if there is an issue in the Engine Quality.

  • 5.0

    Excellent built quality ; design of interior is good , very neatly laid out , fit and finish is extremely good . Extremely spacious and insulated cabin . Safety is also given a first priority . Ride quality is good , not very overwhelming ... There is a minor body roll ( afterall its a SUV) but is very planted , very Plush and very comfortable ... Absorbs bumps beautifully . DCT is a little slow on downshifts and is focused more on comfort than a enthusiastic drive (engine doesnt like being rushed ) , but is powerful and has a linear power delivery. Service plans are excellent and tension free . Overall a very reliable and value for money SUV.

  • 5.0

    brilliant car by Mg . If we compare the cars in hectors price range Jeep compass is over prized no premium features no comfort. Tata Harrier is fair and interior is worst . The segment king Hyundai Creta is just like I20 wearing heels it is not a car Worth buying. I waited for mg was confused in hector and Creta but hector was just better than creta in terms of design, features, interior . So those people planning to buy hector buy the smart model because it worth buying and I have also bought the smart one.

  • 4.3

    Wonderful vehicle . Safety , quality of materials used , comfort and creature comfort is top notch . Space was a necessity as all my family members are tall. Compared to its competition , it felt more roomier and comfortable . The petrol engine is powerful but the DCT is a bit slow to respond . mileage is decent , it returned 8kmpl in city and 12kmpl on highway. The maintenance cost is good , many service packages to choose from . I have the Smart Variant. Overall Value for money vehicle.

  • 3.3

    Mileage of vehicle is very low in city, I have getting average mileage of 5-6 in Bangalore city, two jointed test drive happened with MG hector but no solution been provided rather saying this is standard mileage for city so don't believe any other review and survey if they says city mileage is more than 7

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2019 MG Hector: First Drive Review - Hitting It Off?

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What is the price of MG Hector Top Variant?

The ex-showroom price of top variant of MG Hector is 17.72 Lakh (Delhi).

What is the mileage of MG Hector?

The ARAI claimed mileage of MG Hector is 15.81 - 17.41 Kmpl. Also check User Reported Mileage of Hector.

What is the EMI of MG Hector in Delhi?

The EMI for the base variant of MG Hector in Delhi is Rs. 24,641 per month @ 10.5% for a tenure of 60 months.

What are the top competitors of MG Hector?

The top 3 competitors of MG Hector are Kia Seltos, Tata Harrier and Hyundai Creta.

What is the boot space in MG Hector?

The boot space in MG Hector is 587 L. View full specification of Hector