MG Hector production has begun at the company’s Halol plant in Gujarat. This facility was earlier used by GM India, but now it’s owned and operated by MG Motor, a subsidiary of China-based SAIC Motor. MG Hector will be driving in a highly competitive automotive segment, which is currently dominated by the likes of Tata Harrier, Hyundai Creta, Jeep Compass, etc.
MG Hector made its debut in India today officially. Today is also the day which marks the start of official opening of their dealership across India. As of now, MG India has 120 touchpoints which are strategically located to cater to their audience. By Sep 2019, the number of touchpoints will increase to 250, thereby reaching a larger consumer base.
One such showroom of MG India is now open in Jalandhar, where display unit of MG Hector has arrived. Thanks you YouTube channel “Car News – By HotShotInfo”, below is the first walkaround video of MG Hector from a dealer showroom.
With ‘connected’ car being the new buzzword in the Indian automotive space, MG will have a distinctive advantage from the beginning. Hector is the first SUV in this space to offer advanced connectivity with its proprietary i-SMART system. It is equipped with a eSIM, which makes it internet ready and provides users access to a host of features such as weather forecast, real-time traffic updates, geo fencing, remote location, real-time navigation, and emergency response. Hector is also the first SUV to have 5G-ready connectivity system. The communication systems on-board Hector have been developed in collaboration with top companies such as Microsoft, Cisco and Unlimit. At the rear, Hector comes with a badge which states ‘Internet Inside’.
Hector comes in a nifty package with top mounted LED DRLs, bumper mounted LED headlamps and fog lamps, prominent grille, faux silver skid plates, diamond cut alloy wheels, roof mounted spoiler and LED tail lamps. On the inside, Hector offers a vertically mounted 10.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Interiors have a premium look and feel and are designed for the most immersive experiences. On the roads, MG Hector is set to dwarf its rivals, as it is the largest SUV in this space, measuring 4,655 mm in length, 1,835mm in width and 1,760 mm in height.
Powering Hector will be a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine that makes 143 PS power / 250 Nm torque and a Fiat sourced 2.0-litre Multijet diesel engine that generates 173 PS / 350 Nm. MG will be using a high level of localization, around 70%, which will allow the company to launch Hector at a competitive price. Hector is expected to retail at Rs 15-20 lakh. Variant-wise features of Hector, photos are available here.