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2020 MG Hector diesel BS6 launched – Deliveries to start post lockdown

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Prices of the new MG Hector diesel starts from Rs 13.88 lakhs, up by Rs 40k

After upgrading Hector petrol to BS6, MG has rolled out its BS6 diesel variant. BS6 compliant MG Hector diesel is available in four trims, Style, Super, Smart and Sharp. Price range is Rs 13.88 lakh to Rs 17.73 lakh across India, excluding Kerala where it is priced from Rs 13.97 lakh to Rs 17.85 lakh. As compared to BS4 Hector diesel, prices of BS6 variants have increased by 40-45k.

Power and torque output of Hector diesel BS6 is the same as that of the outgoing model. The 2.0-litre Fiat sourced engine generates max power of 170 ps at 3750 rpm and max torque of 350 Nm at 1750-2500 rpm. Engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.

Hector’s rival Tata Harrier has the same engine and the same power and torque output. The only difference is that Harrier diesel is available with both manual and automatic transmission. Other rivals such as new Creta also come with automatic option for their diesel variants. Unavailability of automatic option for diesel variant can be disadvantageous for Hector.

MG Hector BS6 Diesel – Prices

DieselBS6 Prices Ex-shBS4 Prices Ex-shDiff
MG Hector BS6 Style MTRs 13.88 LRs 13.48 LRs 40,000
MG Hector BS6 Super MTRs 14.88 LRs 14.48 LRs 40,000
MG Hector BS6 Smart MTRs 16.33 LRs 15.88 LRs 45,000
MG Hector BS6 Sharp MTRs 17.73Rs 17.28 LRs 45,000

Apart from the BS6 upgrade, there are no changes in updated diesel Hector. Some of the key features include 26.4 cm touchscreen infotainment system, Infinity sound system, 17.8 cm coloured digital multi info display, 8 colour ambient lighting, leather wrapped steering wheel, steering mounted controls, dual pane panoramic sunroof, power adjustable driver and co-driver seat, auto AC, rear AC vents, cooled glove box, and remote keyless entry.

Safety features include 6 airbags, electronic stability program (ESP), traction control system (TCS), hill hold control, ABS with EBD and brake assist, 360° around view camera, front and rear parking sensors, reverse parking camera, tyre pressure monitoring system, speed warning alert, and cruise control.

MG Hector BS6 Petrol – Prices

PetrolBS6 Prices Ex-shBS4 Prices Ex-shDiff
MG Hector BS6 Style MTRs 12.74 LRs 12.48 LRs 26,000
MG Hector BS6 Super MTRs 13.54 LRs 13.28 LRs 26,000
MG Hector BS6 Super HybridRs 14.14 LRs 13.88 LRs 26,000
MG Hector BS6 Smart HybridRs 15.24 LRs 14.98 LRs 26,000
MG Hector BS6 Smart DCTRs 15.94 LRs 15.68 LRs 26,000
MG Hector BS6 Sharp HybridRs 16.54 LRs 16.28 LRs 26,000
MG Hector BS6 Sharp DCTRs 17.44 LRs 17.18 LRs 26,000

Hector also offers a range of internet connected smart features such as real-time vehicle tracking, geo fencing, over speed alert, remote access such as AC on/off, door lock / unlock, sunroof open / close, e-call, and vehicle status check.

MG Hector has received tremendous response in the Indian market with more than 50k bookings received since it was launched in June last year. Of these, 21,680 units have already been delivered to customers by March 2020. As compared to earlier months, sales have been relatively less in February and March 2020. This is due to the coronavirus pandemic that has impacted MG’s supply chain from China. MG has assured that production will be resumed at full capacity once the current situation improves.

MG will also launch Hector Plus in the Indian market this year, which will be available in 6/7 seat configuration. Hector Plus was showcased in February at Auto Expo 2020.

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