After the unveiling of MG Hector in the mid of May, we were expecting the Hector to be priced somewhere between ₹15 lakh to ₹20 lakh. However, MG has surpassed our expectations and has launched the Hector at ₹12.18 lakh (ex-showroom, India). This makes the Hector a lot more affordable when you compare it against the likes of Jeep Compass and Tata Harrier. But, the MG Hector still falls behind the aggressively priced Hyundai Creta.
MG Hector will be offered in four variants, Style is the base variant and only has a manual transmission on offer in both petrol and diesel powertrains. Refer the price chart for the rest of three variants on offer:
The Hector offers three engine options to choose from. The 1.5-litre Turbocharged petrol hybrid engine produces 141bhp at 5,000rpm and 250Nm of torque between 1,600 to 3,600rpm, which only comes in a 6-speed manual transmission, and MG claims that it will give a fuel economy of 15.81 km/l. Also, there is a non-hybrid option which is available in two transmission options, the 6-speed manual which gives 14.1 km/l fuel efficiency and the DCT gives a fuel efficiency of 13.96 km/l. There is a 2.0-litre Turbocharged diesel engine which is good for producing 168bhp at 3,750rpm and 350Nm of torque between 1,750 to 2,500rpm and only comes in 6-speed manual with the highest fuel efficiency of 17.41 km/l. The Hector has a 60-litre fuel tank capacity and has disc brakes at the front and rear too. Also, 17-inch wheels remain standard throughout the variants, only the Style variant gets a steel rim and the 17-inch steel spare wheel remains standard for all the variants. It also comes in five colours namely, Candy White, Starry Black, Aurora Silver, Burgundy Red, and Glaze Red.
Bookings have already begun for the MG Hector, do stay tuned to thewheelz.com for a more detailed comparison against its nearest rivals.