MG Hector will be the first product from the company to be introduced in 2019. The Chinese owned British automaker competes against the likes of Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Compass and the Tata Harrier. It will be built at MGs new plant in Halol, Gujrat and is expected to get a localisation level of 75 per cent.
This new SUV, given its positioning in the market, is expected to get leather upholstery, electric front seats, six airbags, five-seat and seven-seat options as well as a massive touchscreen infotainment system and 360 degree surround view camera. The vehicle is likely to be offered with high levels of internet connectivity.
The car will be offered with both petrol and diesel engine options and obviously both MT and AT options. We also know that it will be offered with both petrol and diesel power and in the case of the latter, word on the internet is that this engine will be a Fiat sourced 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit. We are unsure about AWD but given how it popular in this part of the market, we expect that at least one variant of the vehicle will be offered with it. The car will be unveiled in Q1 of 2019 and will go on sale by the end of H1 of 2019.