MG (Morris Garages) Motor India has announced that bookings for its much-awaited first vehicle in India, the MG Hector, will begin on June 4, 2019. Customers can book their Hector through MG (Morris Garages) Motor India’s official Indian website and at the 120 centres that the carmaker has operational as of now.
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 Hector is also the first car with a sophisticated 48-volt mild-hybrid architecture in its segment, making MG Motor the first mainstream carmaker in India to bring 48V technology to the mass market segment.
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.”