MG launched its first product for India, the tech loaded Hector has been launched in the country. The newly launched SUV competes against a few renowned names in the country, which includes the Hyundai Creta. Read below to learn more about the key differences between the two SUVs –
The MG Hector shares its underpinnings with the Baojun 530 SUV. the Hector gets chrome treatment for the fascia and brushed-aluminium faux skid plate on the front and rear bumper. Moreover, the vehicle will also get a set of diamond cut alloy wheels. The SUV also features LED headlights and fog lamps, TPMS, heated ORVMs, remote car operation and a height adjustment tailgate.
The Hyundai Creta stands out from the crowd with a bigger and shinier grille upfront. The headlamp with DRL signature and all blacked-out internals give it a sporty appeal. The bumper gets a more prominent bash-plate with a redesign for the fog-lamps as well. While the profile is the same, the new design of the alloys adds a bit of sportiness. The tail lamps also get new internals along with subtle design tweaks to the rear bumper.
The MG Hector has been launched in the country with a long list of creature comfort features in the form of a large vertically mounted infotainment system, premium upholstery, panoramic sunroof, 360-degree camera and more. The mid-size SUV is the largest in its segment at 4655mm in length, and also has the longest wheelbase of 2750mm.
The already plush cabin of the Creta has received minor tweaks like the contrasting metallic finish on the air-con vents. The company has added a new top spec version, the SX(O) Executive variant which offers ventilated seats for the front row seats in addition to features like an electric sunroof, lane change indicator flash adjustment, 17-inch diamond cut alloy and more. In terms of safety, the six-airbag package with rear-camera for parking has also been continued.
Under the hood, MG Hector is powered by turbocharged petrol and diesel engines. Additionally, the gasoline motor also gets an optional 48V hybrid system. The 1.5L turbo-petrol motor makes 141bhp and 250Nm and is available with a six-speed manual as well as DCT automatic transmissions. The petrol hybrid will only be offered with a manual gearbox. On the other hand, the 2.0L turbocharged diesel motor generates 170bhp and 350Nm and is sourced from FCA. It is paired with a six-speed manual transmission.
The Creta gets a 1.4-litre diesel engine generates 89bhp of power at 4000rpm and 220Nm of torque at 1500rpm. The 1.6-litre diesel, on the other hand, generates 126bhp of power at 4,000rpm and 260Nm of torque at 1,500rpm. There is also a 1.6-litre petrol engine that generates 122bhp of power at 6,400rpm and 151Nm of torque at 4,850rpm. The smaller diesel engine is limited to a manual transmission, while the bigger diesel is available in manual and automatic options.