MG Motor takes the wraps off India’s first Internet car - the Hector. Set to rival the likes of the Hyundai Tucson and the Tata Harrier, the Hector comes with a truckload of segment-first features.
We brought you some spy images of the MG Hector earlier this week. The company has now unveiled the car in all its glory. The SUV gets a nice stance up front courtesy of the wide front grille. In contrast, it gets sleek and tiny LED DRLs on either side and the headlight unit right below it. Adding more to the rugged SUV feel, MG has also fitted a faux silver scuff plate.
Along the sides, the Hector looks rather squared off - especially the wheel arches. The shoulder line is sharp and adds to the overall appeal of the car. In comparison to the rest of the car, the rear looks a bit bulky - especially the boot lid and the curvy tail lamps. The MG Hector sits on five-spoke silver alloy wheels, although a diamond-cut finish would have given them a more premium feel.
On the inside, the Hector flaunts technology that we’ve never seen before in a car of this segment. It is the first connected car with Internet Protocol Version 6 which makes it 5G ready. Taking centre stage is a 10.4-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system that allows Apply CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. To ensure that the Hector is at the top of the game, MG has joined hands with TomTom for maps, AccuWeather for weather updates and Gaana for music. Other features include Hill Hold, Traction Control, 3-point seat belt for all passengers and disc brakes on all four wheels. Top-spec variants get electrically-adjustable front seats, one-touch open/close boot lid, a 360-degree camera, and more.
At the heart, the MG Hector comes with a petrol and diesel motor. The gasoline unit is a 1.5-litre turbo producing 141bhp and 250Nm. This engine is assisted by a 48V hybrid system too, allowing it a boost of close to 20Nm. The diesel power unit, on the other hand, is a 2.0-litre motor that pushes about 168bhp and 350Nm. While both engines will be offered a with a 6-speed manual as standard, the turbo petrol motor will also be offered with a 6-speed automatic DCT option as well.
MG is all set to bring in the Hector in the weeks to come. When launched, it will take on the likes of the Hyundai Tucson and the Tata Harrier. Production of the Hector has already commenced at MG's manufacturing facility in Halol.