MG (Morris Garages) Motor India, have launched their first offering, the Hector SUV. Launched at a staggering price of Rs 12.18 lakh, MG India is sure that the pricing will send a huge shockwave to rivals in the segment.
MG Hector is based on the Baojun 530 and enters a highly competitive SUV segment in the country. Bookings opened earlier this month, at a down payment of Rs.50,000. At the launch event today, MG revealed that the booking numbers had already crossed the 10,000 mark.
This is probably the highest number of pre-launch bookings received by a car in the segment. while production has commenced at the company plant in Halol, Gujarat and sales will be conducted via the company’s 120 dealership base. Below is price comparison of Tata Harrier vs MG Hector vs Hyundai Creta vs Mahindra XUV500.
MG Hector petrol variant is priced about Rs 1 lakh cheaper than Harrier, which is offered only with a diesel engine. Hector diesel is priced very closely to Tata Harrier. Apart from offering more features than any other car in the segment, Hector also comes with best in class 5 years unlimited warranty, free 5 yr road side assistance and free 5 year labour charge.
MG Hector is being offered in four variants of Style, Super, Smart and Sharp. It measures 4,655mm long, 1,835mm wide and 1,760mm tall with a 2,750mm long wheelbase. It is presented in three engine options and color choices of candy white, Aurora silver, starry black, burgundy red and glaze red.
MG Hector is a highly connected car with as many as 50 apps. It will receive several segment first features with a panoramic sunroof which is the largest in its segment, reclining rear seats, 8 color ambient mood lighting, the biggest boot and a powered tail gate with a 360 degree camera.
The Hector will also receive standard safety features across all variants such as ABS, EBD, front and rear disc brakes, dual front airbags (optional side airbags), ORVM integrated LED turn indicators and projector headlamps with LRD DRLs.
MG Hector is presented in three engine options. There is a 1.5 liter turbocharged petrol engine that makes 143PS power and 250Nm torque mated to a choice of 6MT or a DCT automatic transmission option. The Fiat sourced MultiJet II 2.0 liter turbocharged diesel engine produces 170 PS power and 350 Nm torque mated to a 6 speed manual transmission.
Where fuel efficiency is concerned, the petrol MT will offer 14.16 kmpl, the petrol DCT will make 13.96 kmpl while the hybrid trim will offer 15.81 kmpl. Fuel efficiency of the diesel engine will be the maximum at 17.41 kmpl. MG Hector brochure below.