2019 MG Hector SUV garners 10,000 bookings in less than a month
The 2019 MG Hector has received over 10,000 bookings since the SUV went on sale on June 4, 2019. The booking amount is Rs 50,000. MG Motor India has priced the Hector competitively. Prices start at Rs 12.18 lakh for the base petrol Style variant, while the most expensive variant is the diesel Sharp version which costs Rs 16.88 lakh, all prices are ex-showroom.
The Hector gets three engines, two petrols and a diesel. The petrol is a 1.5-litre turbocharged unit with 143PS and 250Nm while the other version adds a 48V mild hybrid system to the mix. This will allow for it to feature a start-stop system, regenerative braking and add torque fill functionality. The diesel engine is the 2.0-litre FCA Multijet unit as seen on the Jeep Compass and Tata Harrier. The Hector will get it in the 173PS and 350Nm guise. Gearbox options are expected to be a six-speed manual and DCT (only on the petrol).
Dimensionally, the Hector is 4,655mm long, 1,835mm wide and 1,760mm tall. Wheelbase is 2,750mm.
The Hector comes in four variants, Style, Super, Smart and Sharp. The diesel and petrol manual drivetrains are available on all trims. The manual hybrid is not sold with the base trim while the DCT petrol comes with only the top two trims. The Hector will be available in five colours, candy white, Aurora silver, starry black, burgundy red and glaze red. The flagship glaze red can only be put on Smart and Sharp trimmed cars.
The top-spec Sharp trim gets numerous features unseen in this segment before. These include a larger 10.4-inch infotainment screen with voice commands and connected car tech, panoramic sunroof, heated outer mirrors, rain sensing wipers, automatic headlamps, 4-way electrically adjustable co-driver seat, mood lighting in eight colours and 360-degree camera.
The MG Hector has localised content upto 75 per cent. The SAIC-owned brand is expected to have 250 sales and service outlets by the end of the year. MG Motor India has put in Rs 2,200 crores in refurbishing the erstwhile GM facility in Halol, Gujarat. This facility has an 80,000 car capacity.
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