MG Motor India is all set to its official debut by launching its first model – Hector SUV on Indian soil by next month. Slated to be unveiled on May 15, the company has rolled out the first production model of Hector SUV from its state-of-the-art facility at Halol in Gujarat. The new British car maker will be retailing the new Hector SUV across India through its new dealership network of 65 showrooms. The new dealership network will cover around 50 cities across the country. Hyundai Venue 2019 Garners Over 2,000 Bookings in India Ahead of Akshaya Tritiya.
When launched, MG Hector SUV will be pitted against the likes of Mahindra XUV500 and Tata Harrier in the Indian market. The new MG Hector will carry host of new features, of which majority of them will be segment-first features. The exterior design of the SUV is underlined by a unique front-end featuring a split headlamp cluster. Moreover, the LED DRLs merges with the extended portion of the grille. The main headlights are positioned below the bumper giving it a sleek look. At first glance, the MG Hector’s design looks very familiar with Tata’s Harrier SUV.
Under the hood, the SUV could be seen in both petrol and diesel avatars. The petrol mill is likely to be a new 1.5-litre turbocharged unit that will be tuned to make maximum power of 143 bhp. On the other hand, the 2.0-litre Multijet oil burner will be lifted from Jeep Compass and the Tata Harrier. As of now, the power figures of the MG Hector’s diesel engine are not known. Additionally, the petrol derivative of Hector will also carry a 48V mild-hybrid system that will make the SUV more fuel efficient.
Rajeev Chaba, President & Managing Director, MG Motor India, “We are proud to be rolling out the first made in India, feature-rich internet car, the MG Hector, from our all-new assembly line in Gujarat. Adopting the highest quality global manufacturing standards, the Hector has been specially customized to suit Indian customer preferences and road conditions. The MG Hector is poised to become a new benchmark in SUVs.”