MG Motors launched Hector in India in July 2019. The company tasted success being a new entrant as the SUV was welcomed by the customers heartily. The Chinese-owned British carmaker has revealed that the bookings of the MG Hector have crossed 50,000 units and over 20,000 units have been sold till date.
- The MG Hector comes in 4 trims-Style, Super, Smart and Sharp. There are three engine options: petrol, diesel and a petrol hybrid.
- MG Hector’s diesel variants are powered by a Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre. It churns out 168hp of power and 350Nm of torque. It comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
- MG Hector petrol variants get their power from 1.5-litre, 4 cylinder turbo engine which oozes 141hp of power and a peak torque of 250Nm. It comes with MT or a 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT).
- The petrol hybrid variant comes equipped with a 48V mild-hybrid system. This system provides an extra 20Nm torque when required.
- MG Hector comes with a starting price of ₹12.73 lakh and goes up to ₹17.43 lakh.
- MG unveiled the 7 seat version of the Hector at the Auto Expo 2020. It is expected to be launched soon. There are no major differences between the MG Hector and Hector Plus with few bits and pieces here and there.
MG Motors is confident that the car will keep on selling this easy as the SUV offers a load of features and power at a competitive price. The SUV rivals Mahindra XUV 500, Tata Harrier, Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta.
Hyundai Creta has recently been upgraded and will soon be launched with a new generation. Kia Seltos has been a prominent player and was also launched around the time when the Hector was launched. Will the SUV able to retain the sales figure or will it crumble against its rivals. What’s your take? Do tell us in the comment section below.