MG Motor India has opened bookings on an official basis, for the Hector SUV in India. The SUV is available to book online on the company’s website for a token amount of ₹ 50,000.
MG Motor will initially commence bookings from across 120 centres in India, and will expand to 250 touch points across the country by September 2019.
The SUV is 4655mm long, 1835 mm wide and 1760 mm tall. Built to withstand extreme road conditions, the Hector has been tested for over one million kilometers in India before entering production and will be available in both petrol and diesel variants. The 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine delivers 143 PS power at a peak torque of 250 Nm and will be available in both manual and automatic transmissions. Its 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine will deliver 170 PS at a peak torque of 350 Nm.
The 48V mild hybrid technology is the latest environmentally friendly engine technology that enables reduction in petrol engine emissions. A 48-volt lithium-ion battery helps store energy and provide extra torque assistance of up to 20 Nm when required, resulting in a smoother drive. With three key functions – Engine Auto Start-Stop, Regenerative Braking and E-Boost – the combination provides a great driving experience while reducing emissions by up to 12 per cent.
Speaking on the development, Rajeev Chaba, President and Managing Director, MG Motor India, said, “MG Hector has been developed with a high degree of localized content to cater to the specific needs of new-age Indian consumers. As India’s first internet car with 50+ connected features, the Hector will come with 19 exclusive product features, making it the new benchmark in its segment. Customers will be able to experience the Hector first-hand very soon and we are ready to welcome new customers into the world of MG.”