The launch and price announcement for the MG Hector will happen in India tomorrow. This is the first car from the Chinese-owned British automaker and is being produced at their new factory in Gujrat. We have already reviewed the MG Hector and watch our video review posted at the bottom of this story.
The Hector is being offered with three powertrains setups across 11 variants and five colour options. Bookings have been open since 4 June and the car is now available for test drives at the showrooms.
The top-of-the-line Hector is being offered with a host of features like a 10.4-inch display for the touchscreen infotainment system, 7.0-inch MID, hill hold and descent control, leather upholstery, electrically adjustable driver’s seat, heated ORVMs and 360-degree view parking system. MG has dubbed the Hector as India’s first internet car and is offering it with a host of connected services in a suite called iSMART.
Powertrain options include a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol motor that is available with six-speed manual and DCT gearboxes and a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel that’s mated to a six-speed manual transmission. There’s also a 48V hybrid option with the 1.5-litre petrol unit, paired to a six-speed manual. The electric motor comes with engine start/stop function and brake-energy regeneration, and provides an additional boost of 20Nm when required.
MG has positioned the Hector to rival the likes of the Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Compass, Mahindra XUV500 as well as the Tata Hexa. In terms of sedans, it takes on the Skoda Octavia, Toyota Corolla and the Hyundai Elantra.