MG Motors is expected to mark its Indian debut later this year. The company’s first product in India is likely to be the MG Hector SUV, which will compete against the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Renault Captur, and Tata Harrier.
The MG Hector will be based on the Baojun 530, which is an SUV that is currently on sale in China. For the Indian market, the Hector will get an all-new styling that will be inclined towards making it look more aggressive. It will also be thoroughly re-engineered deep under the skin to suit Indian driving conditions and customer preferences.
It is a known fact that the SUV segment in India is growing at a rapid pace in India. As a result, more and more customers are showing interest in this marketplace. Hence, the MG Motor Hector SUV is an upcoming launch that many prospective customers are interested in.
Therefore, we have collected all information that you would need about the MG Hector, including its price in India, expected launch date, features, specifications, and fuel economy. The following information will help you decide whether the Hector SUV is worth waiting for.
MG Hector Price in India
MG Motor has claimed that the Hector SUV will be manufactured locally in India. It will be localised to levels over 75%. This means that more than 75% of all parts used to manufacture the MG Hector will be sourced from within the country. It is a known fact that higher the localisation levels of a car, more aggressive can be its pricing point. As a result, we expect the MG Motor Hector SUV to be priced in the range of Rs. 13 lakh to Rs. 17 lakh (ex-showroom).
|MG Hector Expected Price||Ex-showroom price|
|Base Model||Rs. 13 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs. 17 lakh|
MG Hector India Launch Date
MG Motor is yet to announce the official India launch date of the Hector SUV. However, sources suggest that production will commence at the company’s manufacturing facility in Halol (Gujarat) from July this year. Production-ready versions of the SUV have also been spotted testing on public roads in the country for quite some time now. It is thus apparent that MG Motor is ready to launch the Hector in India. However, we expect the SUV to be introduced just prior to this year’s festive season.
We will update this section once the official MG Hector launch date is revealed.
|Expected Launch||September 2019|
MG Hector Specifications
MG Motor have been pretty tight-lipped about what engine options will power the Hector SUV. However, there have been reports pointing towards the possibility of a petrol and a diesel engine option to be plonked under the Hector’s hood. Following are the expected outputs and displacements of both these engines:
|Engine Type||1.4-litre Multi-Air||2.0-litre Multi-Jet|
|Power||162 BHP||170 BHP|
|Torque||250 Nm||350 Nm|
|Gearbox||5-Speed Manual/Auto||6-Speed Manual/Auto|
MG Hector Competition in India
With the segment it is expected to be pitched in, the MG Hector will go on to rival the following popular SUVs in India:
- Hyundai Creta
- Mahindra XUV500
- Tata Harrier
- Jeep Compass