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MG Hector Unveiled Ahead Of Launch

Modified On May 16, 2019 01:32 PM By Sonny for MG Hector

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The final production-spec details of the Hector, the longest SUV in its class, have been announced

  • MG Hector SUV specifications out ahead of June 2019 launch.

  • The 2.0-litre diesel engine is mated to a 6-speed manual that produces 170PS/350Nm.

  • While the 1.5-litre turbo-petrol with 48V mild-hybrid system makes 143PS/250Nm, to be offered with choice of 6MT or a DCT automatic.

  • Hector to rival Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass, Hyundai Tucson and Mahindra XUV500.

The MG Hector will be launched in India in June 2019 and its bookings will also be opened in the same month. The Hector’s production version has now been unveiled and along with that, MG Motor has also revealed its dimensions and engine specifications. Here’s a comparison of the Hector’s dimensions against its mid-size SUV rivals.

Dimensions

Measurements

MG Hector

Tata Harrier

Jeep Compass

Hyundai Tucson

Length

4655mm

4598mm

4395mm

4475mm

Width

1835mm

1894mm

1818mm

1850mm

Height

1760mm

1706mm

1640mm

1660mm

Wheelbase

2750mm

2741mm

2636mm

2670mm

Ground Clearance

192mm

205mm

178mm

172mm

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As seen in the table above, the Hector is longer than all its rivals and has the longest wheelbase too, which may result in a relatively more spacious cabin. MG Motor has already commenced production of the Hector at its plant in Halol.

In terms of features, the Hector boasts of several segment-firsts, including a 10.4-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with internet technology and an integrated e-SIM. The latter will allow owners to use the iSMART phone app to remotely control the AC, door locking and the panoramic sunroof. You can read more details of the technological features here. It will also get a 7-inch multi-information display in the instrument cluster.

Safety features like dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, and ESP will be offered as standard across the range. The Hector has already been spotted in both higher and lower trims. The latter misses out on various chrome elements on the exterior. The variant-wise feature breakup will likely be disclosed at the time of launch only.

Reportedly, the Hector will be available in four variants. It will be introduced as a five-seater SUV initially. However, a seven-seater version is expected to follow later on. The five-seater Hector will offer 587 litres of luggage space, which MG claims is the best in the segment.

Details of the MG Hector’s powertrain options have also been announced. The 2.0-litre diesel-manual is the same engine that’s on offer on the Jeep Compass. MG is also bringing a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine with a 48V mild-hybrid system mated to a 6-speed DCT in the Hector SUV. The mild hybrid system is said to improve efficiency using technology such as engine start-stop and regenerative braking. It will also offer an extra boost of torque for better acceleration in start-stop traffic conditions. Here are the details of both the engines:

Diesel

MG Hector

Tata Harrier

Jeep Compass

Hyundai Tucson

Engine

2.0-litre

2.0-litre

2.0-litre

2.0-litre

Power

170PS

140PS

173PS

185PS

Torque

350Nm

350Nm

350Nm

400Nm

Transmission

6-speed MT

6-speed MT

6-speed MT

6MT/AT

Petrol

MG Hector

Jeep Compass

Hyundai Tucson

Engine

1.5-litre

1.4-litre

2.0-litre

Power

143PS

163PS

155PS

Torque

250Nm

250Nm

192Nm

Transmission

6MT/DCT

6MT/7DCT

6MT/AT

The Hector seems to be a promising rival to the Tata Harrier and others with its large size and various segment-first technology. MG is expected to launch it with a starting price of Rs 15 lakh and it will go on to rival the likes of the Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass, Mahindra XUV500 and Hyundai Tucson too.

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May 15, 2019 12:19 PM

Bookings will open in June; will be showcased in showrooms soon

MG Motor has confirmed that the Hector will be launched in June and the pre-launch bookings will also open in June. The carmaker will, however, showcase the Hector in its showrooms before launch so that you can take a good look at the SUV before signing on the dotted line.

May 15, 2019 12:00 PM

No dual-tone exterior colour option on offer

Various leaks, teaser images and videos reveal that the Hector will be available in five exterior colour options, including red, white, grey/silver, deep purple and black. It is likely to come with monotone exterior colour options only for now.

May 15, 2019 11:32 AM

Gets a segment-first 48V mild hybrid setup

MG will offer its own 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine on the Hector. We’ve previously confirmed that there will be a 48V mild hybrid option available with the petrol engine in India. The base variant of the Hector is likely to come with the petrol engine minus the mild hybrid tech. The petrol engine will be available with both manual and automatic transmission options.

May 15, 2019 11:16 AM

Diesel engine from Compass; available with manual transmission only

Reportedly, the Hector will be available in four variants. A 2.0-litre diesel engine paired with manual transmission is expected to be offered across the range. The 2.0-litre diesel engine is the same unit that’s on offer on the Jeep Compass as well. It is likely to develop maximum power in the range of 170PS in the Hector.

May 15, 2019 11:00 AM

Will get a large panoramic sunroof, another first-in-segment feature

The Hector is the first SUV in its segment to get a large panoramic sunroof. Rivals like XUV500, Tucson and Compass do get an electric sunroof, though.

May 15, 2019 10:45 AM

Amongst the first cars in India with internet connectivity

The infotainment system also gets an eSIM from Airtel for continuous internet access, enabling MG to send over-the-air updates for the Hector.

May 15, 2019 10:30 AM

Gets a class-leading 10.4-inch touchscreen

The 10.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system is the star of the Hector’s cabin. It is the largest one in the segment with plenty of tech as well for connected car technology and an AI-enabled voice recognition for the digital assistant that can be triggered using the phrase “Hello MG”. Read more details here.

May 15, 2019 10:18 AM

MG Motor’s Entry Into India

The Hector will mark MG Motor’s debut in India. It will be first launched as a 5-seater SUV, but a 7-seater version is also expected to arrive later on. Amongst its rivals, only the XUV500 is available as a 7-seater in India. Jeep Compass and Tata Harrier are both sold as 5-seater SUVs.

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sumeer sharma
May 16, 2019 4:30:39 AM

The rear looks after market and sort of an add on. The ground clearance has not been mentioned and it seems just like a beefed up sedan.

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