The upcoming new MG Hector SUV is getting all braced up for its Indian launch. The Hector SUV will be the British carmaker’s very first offering in India. The Morris Garages Hector was recently officially unveiled in the country. MG Motors has opened the SUV’s pre-launch bookings earlier this month, while it is being offered for test drives from 15th June onwards.
MG Motors India has already revealed the full engine specifications as well as the dimension details of the Hector mid-sized SUV during its formal unveiling. Let’s take a brief look at the details:
The new Morris Garages Hector will be a premium mid-sized SUV model that will come braced with a whole host of premium features, safety equipment, and latest techs. It will offer some first in segment features and will be offered in both petrol and diesel versions in India. It will also be offered in a mild-hybrid option in the petrol version which will deliver great fuel economy along with lesser emissions.
The MG Hector petrol gets powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol engine that will come in regular and a 48V mild-hybrid system option. The petrol variants will be mated to a 6-speed DCT gearbox. The mild hybrid system is said to improve the fuel efficiency of the petrol engine utilizing techs like the engine start/stop system and regenerative braking system. The mild-hybrid system will also offer additional torque for better acceleration in slow traffic conditions.
On the other hand, the Hector diesel will be packing in the same 2.0-liter oil burner that does the duty on the popular Jeep Compass. The Fiat sourced diesel motor will be paired with a 6-speed manual transmission.
Below are the details of the MG Hector SUV’s powertrains:
MG Hector Petrol:
Engine – 1.5 L Petrol
Power – 141 bhp
Torque – 230 Nm
Transmission – 6-Speed MT / DCT (AT) / 6-Speed Hybrid
MG Hector Diesel:
Engine – 2.0 L
Power – 167 bhp
Torque – 350 Nm
Transmission – 6-speed MT
As per the reports, the Morris Garages Hector SUV will be available for sale in India in four model trims. It is said to be introduced as a 5-seater SUV at launch. However, a 7-seater version is likely to be offered at a later date. The 5-seater Hector is quite a large SUV for a mid-sized SUV model. It will offer abundant interior space to comfortably accommodate 5 occupants. The SUV will also provide 587 liters of boot space, which as per MG claims will be the best segment.
The following are the dimension details of the new upcoming MG Hector India :
Measurements – MG Hector
Length – 4655 mm
Width – 1835 mm
Height – 1760 mm
Wheelbase – 2750 mm
Ground Clearance – 192 mm
The new upcoming Morris Garages Hector mid-sized premium SUV is expected to launch in the car market of India with a starting price range of around Rs. 15 lakhs. Post its launch in the country, the Hector will be locking its horns with the likes of some very popular and well-established SUV models including the Jeep Compass, Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500 and Hyundai Tucson.