MG Motors has unveiled its first product in India – the MG Hector SUV, that will compete against the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Renault Captur, and Tata Harrier. Official launch of the Hector will take place on June 27, 2019. As a result, we now know the official specifications and design details of the SUV. However, variant-wise feature list and prices will be revealed in a few days.
The MG Hector is based on the Baojun 530, which is an SUV that is currently on sale in China. For the Indian market, the Hector gets an all-new styling that is 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 Variants||Prices (ex-showroom, India)|
|1.5 Petrol Style MT||Rs. 12.18 lakh|
|1.5 Petrol Super MT||Rs. 12.98 lakh|
|1.5 Petrol-Hybrid Super MT||Rs. 13.58 lakh|
|1.5 Petrol-Hybrid Smart MT||Rs. 14.68 lakh|
|1.5 Petrol Smart AT||Rs. 15.28 lakh|
|1.5 Petrol-Hybrid Sharp MT||Rs. 15.88 lakh|
|1.5 Petrol Sharp AT||Rs. 16.78 lakh|
|2.0 Diesel Style MT||Rs. 13.18 lakh|
|2.0 Diesel Super MT||Rs. 14.18 lakh|
|2.0 Diesel Smart MT||Rs. 15.48 lakh|
|2.0 Diesel Sharp MT||Rs. 16.88 lakh|
MG Hector India Launch Date and Bookings
MG Motor launched the Hector SUV in India on June 27, 2019. However, an official unveiling of the SUV had already taken place on May 15.
Thanks to intelligent pre-launch marketing and the aggressive price tag, the Hector SUV managed to accumulate over 10,000 bookings on Day 1 post its launch.
|India Launch Date||27 June, 2019|
MG Hector Specifications
The MG Hector SUV is available with petrol as well as diesel engine options. The petrol options include a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged powerplant that generates 143 PS and 250 Nm of peak torque, while being mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT). This engine is also available with a mild-hybrid system that comes with a Belt Starter Generator Motor that is capable of putting out 20 Nm of additional torque whenever required. The mild-hybrid system also gets automatic engine on/off and a regenerative braking system.
Meanwhile, the diesel engine is a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged block that is capable of exhaling 170 PS and 350 Nm of peak torque. The only transmission option available with the diesel engine is a 6-speed manual.
|Engine Type||1.5-litre turbo petrol||2.0-litre turbo diesel|
|Power||143 PS||170 PS|
|Torque||250 Nm||350 Nm|
|Gearbox||6-Speed Manual/6-speed DCT Auto||6-Speed Manual|
MG Hector Mileage
|Powertrain||ARAI-claimed Fuel Economy|
|Petrol Manual||14.16 km/l|
|Perol Automatic||13.96 km/l|
|Petrol Hybrid Manual||15.82 km/l|
|Diesel Manual||17.41 km/l|
MG Hector Dimensions
|Fuel Tank Capacity||60 litres|
MG Hector Colours and Images
- Candy White
- Starry Black
- Aurora Silver
- Burgundy Red
- Glaze Red
MG Hector SUV Image Gallery
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