MG Motors India finally launched the eagerly awaited MG Hector premium SUV in the country that is priced from Rs 12.18 lakh (ex-showroom India). It is important to note that the India prices for MG Hector SUV are introductory. The car maker also revealed at the launch event that it has received around 10,000 pre-bookings for the SUV prior to the launch. Speaking on the lines of deliveries, the company mentioned that the same will commence in coming days. Priced competitively in the mid-sized SUV space, the new MG Hector SUV is offered in 4 trim levels. To give more insight about the SUV, we pit it against the arch rival - Tata Harrier. MG Hector SUV Launched in India At Rs 12.18 Lakh.
MG Hector vs Tata Harrier - Dimensions: Dimensionally, the MG Hector comes with length of 4655 mm, width of 1835 mm and height of 1760 mm. The wheelbase of the SUV stands at 2750 mm. On the other hand, Tata Harrier measures 4598mm in length, 1894 mm in width and 1706 mm in height. The wheelbase and ground clearance of the SUV stands at 2741 mm and 205 mm respectively.
MG Hector vs Tata Harrier - Colours: MG Hector SUV is offered in 5 shades - Candy White, Starry Black, Aurora Silver, Glaze Red and Burgundy Red. Tata Harrier SUV is also available in 5 exterior paint job - Calisto Copper, Thermisto Gold, Ariel Silver, Telesto Grey and Orcus White.
MG Hector vs Tata Harrier - Variants: Morris Garages India offers Hector SUV in four variants - Style, Super, Smart and Sharp. Tata Motors is also offering Harrier SUV in 4 trims - XE, XM, XT & XZ.
MG Hector vs Tata Harrier - Engine Specifications: On the mechanical front, MG Hector comes in three powertrain options - 1.5-litre petrol, 2.0-litre diesel and mild-hybrid version. The regular petrol mill and petrol hybrid make 143PS of power with 250Nm of peak torque whereas the diesel unit develops 170PS and 350Nm of power figures. Both petrol and diesel engines are mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox whereas petrol hybrid gets dual-clutch transmission. Tata Harrier comes powered by a BS-6 compliant Kryotec 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine that makes 140PS of power and 350Nm of torque. It comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
MG Hector vs Tata Harrier - Features: Feature-wise, MG Hector is the first mid-size SUV to feature internet connectivity and connected car technology in its segment. It comes with 10-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system with iSmart technology. On the safety front, there are dual front airbags, antilock braking system (ABS), electronic brake force distribution (EBD), electronic stability control (ESC), hill-hold control, traction control and rear parking sensors as standard. However, the top-spec variant gets 6 airbags, panoramic sunroof, 360 degree surround view camera, electrically powered tailgate and much more.
Tata Harrier is also loaded with safety features that include 6 airbags, Electronic stability program (ESP), Hill Hold Control, Hill Descent Control, Roll Over Mitigation, Corner Stability Control, Electronic Traction Control, Brake Disc Wiping, child ISOFIX seat and more. The SUV also comes with 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 9 JBL Speakers with Amplifier and more.
MG Hector vs Tata Harrier - Prices: As far as the prices are concerned, the base version of MG Hector SUV (Style) is priced from Rs 12.18 lakh (ex-showroom India). The India prices for the mid-variants (Super & Smart) start at Rs 12.98 lakh and Rs 14.68 lakh (All Prices Ex-showroom India). The top-spec model of MG Hector (Sharp) is priced up to Rs 16.88 lakh (Ex-showroom). Tata Harrier, on the other hand, gets a starting price of Rs 12.99 lakh for the XE variant. The XM and XT variants can be bought at Rs 14.05 lakh & 15.25 lakh. The top-of-the-line variant - XZ will cost Rs 16.55 lakh (All Prices Ex-showroom Delhi).