British car company MG (Morris Garages) Motor, owned by Chinese auto-maker SAIC, will bring in its first offering in India called the Hector. This is a mid size SUV which will be launched on 27th June 2019.
Bookings have already opened at Rs.50,000 while sales will commence soon after launch via the company’s 70 dealerships. MG Hector will be presented in four variants of Style, Super, Smart and Sharp.
Once launched, Hector will take on a large number of cars, especially SUVs in the Indian auto industry. One of its main rival is considered to be the Tata Harrier, which is only offered in diesel engine option.
Tata Harrier is priced from Rs 13 lakhs to Rs 16.67 lakhs, ex-sh. MG India will most likely price Hector lower than the Harrier. Price of the Hector base variant, petrol Style option is expected to start from Rs 11.9 lakhs. While the price of Hector diesel base variant is expected to start from Rs 12.9 lakhs.
Price of top end variants will likely be higher than Harrier top variant, as Hector comes with more set of features like panoramic sunroof, dual tone machine cut alloys, automatic dual clutch transmission, hybrid option, more powerful diesel engine, etc.
Hector will get colour options of white, silver, black, burgundy red and blaze red. MG Hector will be powered by a 1.5 liter turbocharged petrol engine offering 143 PS power and 250 Nm torque and a Fiat sourced 2.0 liter Multijet diesel engine giving out 173 PS power and 350 Nm torque.
The petrol engine will get mated to a 6 speed MT and DCT while the diesel engine gets mated to a 6 speed MT. The petrol engine will also be offered with a 48V mild hybrid technology. This electric motor offers engine start/stop feature, brake energy regeneration and an added boost of 20 Nm when needed.
Company dealerships who have started taking in pre-bookings reveal that a majority of customers are opting for the petrol hybrid variant while the diesel variant is also highly sought after. The petrol automatic variant of the MG Hector has found favour among buyers in Mumbai and Delhi.