MG has begun the customer deliveries of the Hector. It was recently launched at a starting price of Rs 12.18 lakh (ex-showroom India). The MG HECTOR, India’s first internet car, has been launched with India’s best vehicle ownership package – the “MG Shield”. It provides private owners free-of-charge 5-year comprehensive manufacturer warranty for unlimited kilometres – the best factory warranty for any vehicle sold in India. It also includes round-the-clock roadside assistance (RSA) for a period of 5 years and no labour charges for the first 5 scheduled vehicle services.
Variants & Colour Options: The Hector will be offered in four variants – Style, Super, Smart and Sharp. There are a maximum of five colours on offer, white, silver, black, burgundy red and blaze red, but the colour choice depends on the variant. It comes with 3 engine options – Petrol, Petrol Hybrid and Diesel. The petrol is available in both manual and automatic transmissions.
Rivals & Size: MG Hector is a five-seat, midsize SUV. As far as dimensions are concerned, at 4655mm, the Hector is the longest car in the segment. It also has the longest wheelbase, at 2750mm. It has a boot space of 587 litres, the largest in the segment.
The HECTOR further offers prepaid maintenance plans starting as low as INR 8,000 for the first three years. Its total cost of ownership (TCO) is the lowest in the segment starting at INR 45 paise per kilometre for the petrol and at INR 49 paise per kilometre for the diesel.
MG Hector: Price
- Petrol MT: Rs 12.18 Lakh to Rs 12.98 Lakh
- Petrol Hybrid MT: Rs 13.58 lakh to Rs 15.88 Lakh
- Petrol DCT: Rs 15.28 lakh to Rs 16.78 Lakh
- Diesel MT: Rs 13.18 Lakh to Rs 16.88 Lakh
The MG HECTOR has been tested for over one million kilometers in India before entering production and comes with 25 safety features as standard, making it one of the safest SUVs on sale today. At 10.4 inches, it has the biggest HD touchscreen in its segment featuring iSMART and also has Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity options. It also comes with LED daytime running lights, panoramic sunroof, 360-degree camera, cruise control, electrically adjustable front seats and heated ORVMs. The HECTOR is also the first car in its segment with a sophisticated mild-hybrid architecture that uses a 48-volt lithium-ion battery to store energy and provide extra torque assistance of up to 20 Nm.
The HECTOR’s 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine delivers 143 PS power at a peak torque of 250 Nm while the 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine will deliver 170 PS at a peak torque of 350 Nm. It comes with best-in-class fuel efficiency for both petrol and diesel with the Petrol Hybrid MT returning 15.81 km/l and diesel 17.41 km/l, as per ARAI.