MG Hector's Indonesian Variant Gets ADAS Tech, India Launch Likely

by Chandrutpal Kashyap | 05/04/2021
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The MG Hector was the first vehicle to be launched by the automaker in India, and has proven to be fairly successful. Seeing Indonesia just got it, MG may bring its ADAS tech in the Indian Hector soon as well.

MG Motors entered the Indian automotive market in 2019 with the Hector. The SUV is sold with different badges in various market, with the Indonesian version known as the Wuling Almaz. The Almaz recently got a new range-topping RS that boasts of new additional features including Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) technology. The ADAS equipped RS variant comes with safety features like adaptive cruise control, cruise assistance, forward collision warning, collision mitigation system, lane departure warning, autonomous emergency braking and traffic jam assistance. The MG Gloster, the automaker’s India flagship, is already sold with this technology in India.


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MG Hector's Indonesian Variant Gets ADAS Tech, Automaker May Bring It To India Also

In India, the MG Hector comes with safety features like up to six airbags, brake assist, front and rear parking sensors, traction control, ESC. It also comes with ISOFIX child seat anchors, hill-hold assist, a 360-degree camera and a tyre pressure monitoring system. Since the all-new Mahindra XUV500 is set to feature ADAS tech, MG could bring the feature to the Indian-spec Hector as well.

The MG Hector’s prices range from Rs 12.89 lakh – Rs 18.85 lakh, ex-showroom. The SUV comes loaded with features like a 10.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with integrated Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 6-way adjustable powered front seat, a panoramic sunroof, rain-sensing wipers, ambient lighting, ventilated front seats, heated ORVMs, wireless charging, cruise control, and a powered tailgate.


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Powertrain choices for the MG Hector include 1 petrol and 1 diesel engine. The 1.5-litre turbo petrol makes 143 PS and 250 Nm of peak power and torque. The Diesel is a 2-litre unit that churns out max power and torque figures of 170 PS and 350 Nm, respectively. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual, a 6-speed DCT, and a CVT automatic. The petrol engine is also available with a 48V mild-hybrid system, but can only be mated to the manual.

If MG decides to add the ADAS tech to the Hector in India, it is certain to command a premium over the SUV’s current pricing. The Hector currently competes with the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Mahindra XUV500, Tata Harrier, and the Jeep Compass in India.

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