Part of China’s SAIC Motor Corp, MG Motor has made a grand entry in the Indian automotive space with the unveiling of 120 outlets spread across the country. This is just the beginning, as the company plans to increase the number of outlets to 250 by September 2019.
MG Motor is starting from scratch in India and it has made every effort to acquire the typical advantages available with established carmakers in the country. The wide network will be instrumental in casting the net wide and registering maximum sales for Hector in the shortest possible time.
MG Hector is a truly world-class product with a range of class-leading features. Bookings are now open for Rs 50,000, which is fully refundable in case someone decides to cancel their booking. MG Motor has also unveiled its one-of-its-kind flagship showroom at Milestone Experian Centre, Sector-15, Gurugram, which is an expansive facility offering premium customer experience. Hector’s success will be crucial to MG Motor’s future in India, which is why the company is leaving no stones unturned to make both MG brand and Hector attractive for customers.
Hector features a bold design, which renders a dominating stance and makes the SUV a sure shot head turner. Interiors are dance inspired and offer optimal comfort and functionality to passengers. Hector comes with class-leading i-Smart technology that allows users to be connected on the go, all while making driving a hassle-free and pleasurable experience. i-Smart is powered by a 5G-ready M2M (machine to machine) embedded SIM, which is a segment first features.
All info can be effortlessly viewed on a 10.4 inch touchscreen infotainment system, which is the largest in its class. With i-Smart, users can access various features such as remote vehicle control, real-time traffic updates, voice assistant, emergency call, vehicle status, geo-fencing, vehicle usage reports, etc. i-Smart has been made possible with contributions from top companies such as Microsoft, SAP, Cisco, Cognizant, Panasonic, Adobe, Airtel, Unlimit, and Nuance.
Engine options for Hector include a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine, a 48V petrol hybrid and a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine. Petrol variant makes 143 PS @ 5000 rpm and 250 Nm @ 1600-3600 rpm. Engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. A DCT option is also offered, which is another class-leading feature. Diesel variant generates 170 PS power @ 3750 rpm and 350 Nm torque @ 1750-2500 rpm. Engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The 48V petrol hybrid is advantageous for its added torque (up to 20 Nm), improved fuel efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions. Below is the full brochure of the new MG Hector.
Safety features on-board the Hector include 6 airbags, electronic stability program (ESP), traction control system (TCS), hill hold control, ABS with EBD, brake assist, 360° camera view, electric parking brake, tyre pressure monitoring system, front parking sensors and Isofix child seat anchors.