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MG Hector Set To Launch On June 27


The Hector will kickstart MG’s innings in India and will be the first connected midsize SUV

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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

  • The Hector can be booked for a token amount of Rs 50,000.
  • There will be four variants on offer -- Style, Super, Smart and Sharp.
  • Will get two engine and transmission options.
  • Expected to be priced from Rs 15 lakh to Rs 20 lakh.

MG Motor India’s first product, the Hector is all set to hit our roads on 27 June. Bookings for the midsize connected SUV have begun for a token amount of Rs 50,000 with deliveries scheduled to begin soon after the launch. The first showroom in the country was inaugurated on 4 June and the manufacturer has started offering test drives of the SUV as well. MG plans to have 120 touch points in 50 cities when the Hector is launched in India.

The MG Hector will be available in a total of four variants -- Style, Super, Smart and Sharp. And thanks to a leak, we know exactly what features each variant will get.

The MG Hector will also be the first connected midsize SUV in its segment. The i-SMART connected tech offers more than 50 connectivity features to control various functions of the SUV. This includes remote engine start/stop, pre-heating the car on a cold morning and immobilising the vehicle in case it’s stolen. Click here for a detailed explanation of the Hector’s i-SMART connected tech.

The MG Hector will be available with two engine options - a 1.5-litre turbo petrol and a 2.0-litre Multijet diesel engine from the Jeep Compass. The 1.5-litre turbo petrol will also come with an option of a 48V mild-hybrid system. According to the manufacturer, the mild-hybrid system provides 12 per cent more fuel efficiency and additional torque boost which comes in handy in stop-and-go traffic. Here’s a table about the detailed engine specification and transmission options:

MG Hector

1.5-litre Turbo Petrol

1.5-litre Turbo Petrol (48V Mild-hybrid)

2.0-litre Diesel

Power

143PS

143PS

170PS

Torque

250Nm

250Nm

350Nm

Transmission Options

6-speed MT/6-speed AT

6-speed MT

6-speed MT

The MG Hector is expected to be priced from Rs 15 lakh to Rs 20 lakh (ex-showroom pan India). It will rival the Jeep Compass, Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500 and the Hyundai Tucson. Here's how it fares against these rivals on paper. You can also read our detailed first drive review here.

Stay tuned to ZigWheels for further updates on the MG Hector.

 

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