After months of waiting, the long-anticipated MG Hector, which will become its company's first product in India, has been officially unveiled to the press and the public. The manufacturer has also started taking the pre-launch orders for the Baojun 530-based SUV.
The MG Hector has been garnering quite a bunch of public interest when it officially took its cover off today.
From our visual standpoints, the "British SUV" looks attractive in all its beauty thanks to the imposing prominent aesthetic packages. MG’s offering in India measures 4,655 mm in length, 1,835 mm in width, 1,760 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,750 mm. Highlights of its front-end include a big black mesh front grille, high-set bonnet, low-mounted two-tier lights along with a wide central air dam. Other highlights on the outside include a set of 17-inch dual-tone machine-cut alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights that also function as turn signals and fog lamps for both the front and rear.
MG Hector will come with many class-leading connected features that should help it come across as a more modern vehicle than the Jeep Compass, Mahindra XUV500 and Tata Harrier.
When it comes to the interior, the MG Hector’s cabin offers many cutting-edge features such as a 7-inch coloured MID and a 10.4-inch tablet-like full HD touchscreen infotainment system with TomTom application for navigation. Besides, it has been loaded with an 8-colour ambient lighting system, leatherette-wrapped upholstery, reclining second-row seats, Infinity sound system supported by 4 speakers, 4 tweeters, subwoofer, amplifier along with a class-leading panoramic sunroof, 6-way electrically adjustable driver's seat and 4-way power adjustable front seats, among others.
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Marketed as the best-ever connected sport utility vehicle, the MG Hector packs an advanced iSmart system which delivers a suite of more than 50 segment-first connectivity features that we detailed in our previous post. The system has been meticulously developed in partnerships with some well-known technological counterparts like Microsoft, Cisco, Unlimit and more. As for the safety features, the MG Hector is equipped with six airbags, four disc brakes, ESP, traction control, hill-hold control, 360-degree around view monitor, front and rear parking sensors, tire-pressure monitoring system, et al.
The MG Hector will be available with two engine options - a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine tuned for 143 PS/250 Nm and a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel motor good for 170 PS and 350 Nm. Transmission choices comprise a 6-speed MT and a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic option, depending on the configurations. Aside from that, the new car will also get the first-in-segment 48-volt mild-hybrid system for the petrol engine variant that increases the frugality by 12 per cent and reduces the CO2 emissions by 11 per cent.
The launch of the MG Hector will take place in June 2019, with the expected price mark of around Rs 15-20 Lakh (ex-showroom).