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MG Hector hybrid variants claimed to be four times more capable

May 15, 2019, 04:25 PM IST by Nikhil Puthran
MG Hector hybrid variants claimed to be four times more capable

- Select manual petrol variants will be available with 48V mild hybrid technology

- Will be available with three key functions - engine auto start-stop, regenerative braking and e-boost

- MG Motor India has invested Rs 2,200 crores in Halol manufacturing facility

Ahead of its anticipated launch next month, the MG Hector was showcased in India. At the time of launch, the Hector will be the first internet car to be offered with more than 50 connected features. Moreover, the company claims to be the first mainstream car manufacturer to introduce a 48V technology in the mass market segment, along with 19 exclusive features. 

The 48-volt lithium-ion battery stores energy and claims to provide extra torque assistance of up to 20Nm whenever required. Select manual petrol variants will be offered with the 48V mild hybrid technology. The hybrid version is available with three key functions – engine auto start-stop, regenerative braking and e-boost. The combination of these functions, the hybrid version, reduces emissions by 12 per cent and offers a better driving experience.

The MG Hector will be available in both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol version gets a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine that generates 141bhp of power and 250Nm of peak torque. The 1.5-litre engine will be available in both manual and DCT option. The company claims that the DCT has been tested extensively under extreme climatic conditions globally for more than 2.6 million kms. The diesel version, on the other hand, gets a 2.0-litre engine that generates 168bhp of power and 350Nm of torque.   

Speaking on the occasion, Rajeev Chaba, President and Managing Director, MG Motor India, said, “The MG Hector, as India’s first internet car, has been built with a high level of localization and comes power-packed with features, inside-out. As MG’s first offering in India, the Hector demonstrates our commitment to provide the best cars to Indian customers, that they love and appreciate.”  

MG Motor India has invested INR 2,200 crores till date to rebuild the Halol manufacturing facility and to roll out the Hector. The company has reportedly established an all-new assembly line, press shop, body shop, parts distribution centre, testing track and a new state-of-the-art training facility in the plant, within a short span of 18 months. MG’s Halol plant currently has a production capacity of 80,000 units per annum.

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