MG Motors is launching its MG Hectors for the first time in India. It is a 5 seater premium SUV and has entered in the production stage at the company plant in Halol, Gujarat. The company has revealed all the details of the car except for its price.
Price of MG Hector will be revealed later today by the company. But ahead of that, @AskAboutAuto / Twitter claims to have the detailed prices of Hector.
As per the leaked price list of MG Hector, the base petrol manual variant is priced from Rs 11.5 lakhs, while the top end manual petrol is priced from Rs 14.49 lakhs. Petrol auto 7 DCT is priced from Rs 15 lakhs. Diesel manual variant is priced from Rs 12.7 lakhs. All prices are ex-sh.
It is to be noted here that the pricing above has not been confirmed by MG Motor India. The leaked pricing also mentions that the petrol hybrid will only be offered with 7 DCT option, whereas at the drive event, it was mentioned by MG that the petrol hybrid variant will only be offered with 6 MT option.
MG Hector is the most advanced car in its segment. It will receive multiple in-car technologies for which the company has tied up with global tech partners such as like Microsoft, Adobe, SAP, Cisco, Nuance, Gaana, TomTom and Unlimit.
MG Motors claims that the i-Smart system will be one of the most advanced in-car tech system and the company will also be the first in India to offer Over the Air (OTA) technologies allowing for real time software updates, entertainment content and applications.
If the leaked prices are true, Hector is cheaper than Harrier, in spite of offering more features.
MG Hector will be offered in 4 trim levels of Style, Super, Smart and Sharp, in 13 versions along with 5 color options of Candy White, Aurora Silver, Glaze Red, Starry Black and Burgundy Red. In terms of dimensions, it will be similar to the Baojun 530, measuring 4,655mm long, 1,835mm wide and 1,760mm tall with a wheelbase of 2,750mm. Ground clearance will be at 192mm and with these dimensions, it is the largest vehicle in its segment. Boot space will also be the largest in its segment at 587 kgs.
Engine specifications on the MG Hector include a 1.5 liter petrol engine and a Fiat sourced 2.0 liter diesel engine. The 1.5 liter petrol engine offers segment leading 143 bhp power and 250 Nm torque while the 2.0 liter diesel engine will be capable of 173 bhp power and 350 Nm torque. Both engines are offered with 6 speed manual, while petrol also gets automatic DCT.
MG Hector petrol will also be offered with a 48V mild hybrid system claiming to be 12 percent more fuel efficient as compared to the regular petrol variant. It also offers an additional 20Nm torque and is capable of better performance in stop-go traffic conditions. Mileage figures are at 14.16 kmpl for the petrol hybrid MT going down to 13.96 kmpl on the petrol AT while the diesel engine will deliver 17.41 kmpl fuel efficiency.