Auto / MG Hector unveiled, bookings to start in early June

India Today : May 16, 2019, 09:40 AM

MG (Morris Garages) Motor India today unveiled the new Hector SUV in the country. This feature-loaded SUV has made a lot of news in the recent past and going by the design, MG Hector looks stunning.

With the MG Hector unveil finally taking place, the next big thing will be the MG Hector launchthat is scheduled for June 2019. While the MG Hector production started in April at the company's Halol manufacturing facility in Gujarat, the first MG Hector rollout took place on May 6. The Hector bookings will start in early June.

The new MG Hector will be available with a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine that will make 143 PS and 250 Nm of peak torque. There will also be a 2.0-litre diesel engine that will produce 170 PS and 350 Nm of torque. While the petrol engine will have an option for a DCT apart from the standard 6-speed manual transmission, the diesel motor will come mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox only. Also, there will be a 48V hybrid system. Several reports have claimed that Hector will get four variants and five colour options.

MG Hector will come with standard safety features like dual front airbags, ABS, ESP and traction control, Hill Hold Control, rear disc brakes and rear parking sensors. The new Hector will get exterior features like imposing grille and all-LED headlamps, DRLs, fog lamps, tail lamps, rear fog lights and flowing light indicators. It will have a length of 4,655 mm, which is more than that of Tata Harrier, and a wheelbase of 2,750 mm. The interiors of 2019 Hector SUV will have features like a 10.4-inch HD screen, 7-inch digital coloured MID and dual pane panoramic sunroof. The new MG Hector will also come with the next-gen iSMART connectivity technology.

Expectations are that MG Hector price will hover in the range of Rs 16 lakh (ex-showroom) and Rs 20 lakh (ex-showroom). The new Hector will definitely face stiff competition from rivals like Mahindra XUV500, Jeep Compass and Tata Harrier. The upcoming Kia SP2i might challenge the 2019 Hector in future as well.

Recently, MG Motor India had come out with the 'MG brand anthem', which has been developed in collaboration with BrandMusiq and composed by Rajeev Raja, Reuel Ferreira and Merlyn D'Souza.