The Hector is MG Motor’s first new product for India. Set to compete against the likes of the Tata Harrier and the Jeep Compass, Hector’s ace card is its connectivity features
From announcing their India plans in 2018, spotting test mules, unveiling of its connectivity features and later the car itself – the wait for the MG Hector will soon come to an end. The company has officially announced the car will be launched in India on 27th June. MG has already commenced bookings of the Hector earlier this month on 4th June.
The Hector will go on sale with two engine options – a 1.5-litre turbo petrol producing 141bhp and 2.0-litre diesel that pushes out 168bhp. The diesel is the same motor that works on the Jeep Compass. MG will also have a 48V mild-hybrid version of the petrol on sale. The company claims that this motor will be 12 percent better in terms of efficiency and at the same time deliver an additional 20Nm. The petrol motor will come with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed DCT. The diesel, on the other hand, will only come paired with a 6-speed manual.
MG has been flaunting the connectivity features of the Hector for a while now. The car comes with a built-in Airtel eSim card that ensures internet connectivity. Using this connectivity application, you can even perform certain functions of the car, like opening/closing the sunroof, from your cell phone. Other features include 2 display screens – for the infotainment and the instrumentation, a 360-degree camera, a three-point seat belt for all passengers, hill hold, traction control and more.
At the official unveiling, MG had announced that they intend to have nearly 250 touchpoints by October this year. The MG Hector will compete against the likes of the Jeep Compass, Tata Harrier and the likes.