MG Hector SUV was launched on June 27. The popularity of MG Hector has reportedly reached to such an extent that it has garnered over 10,000 bookings, therefore, the waiting period has gone up to seven months on the premium SUV. On the other hand, Kia Motor India has recently unveiled the much-anticipated Seltos SUV. It will be launched on August 22, 2019. However, before the exclusive launch, the exclusive details about the variants of all-new Seltos SUV has been leaked. Kia Seltos will reportedly will available in five variants including TE, TK, TK+, TX and TX+. The major challenge to MG Hector and Kia Seltos will come from segment leader Tata Harrier and Hyundai Creta in the Indian market. So, let's find out how these four SUVs fare against each other? Comparison below:
The length and width of MG Hector is 4,655 mm and 1,835 mm respectively. The height and wheelbase of MG Hector are 1,760 mm and 2,750 mm respectively.
In terms of the engine, MG Hector comes with the option of both petrol and diesel powertrains. There is a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine good for 143 PS and 250 Nm of peak torque, with a standard 6-speed manual gearbox. You can have it with a 6-speed DCT (Double Clutch Transmission) also. Then there is a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel motor producing 170 PS and 350 Nm of peak torque. It is mated with a 6-speed manual transmission.
Hector also gets a segment first 48V Hybrid System with the petrol trim. Boasting of better fuel efficiency and lower emissions, this variant also gets a 6-speed manual gearbox.
MG Hector comes with the features including LED headlamps and front and rear fog lamps, LED DRLs and tail lamps, dual tone machined alloys and floating light turn indicators. There will be a 7-inch coloured MID and a 10.4-inch HD touchscreen AVN system. It also features the next-gen iSMART connectivity technology.
Other features the SUV offers include a premium cabin equipped with power adjustable seats, electronic parking brake, 360-degree camera and cruise control.
MG Hector will be offered in four variants - Style, Super, Smart and Sharp. It will come in five colours - glaze red, burgundy red, starry black, aurora silver and candy white.
The Hector SUV starts at Rs 12.18 lakh (ex-showroom, India) going all the way up to Rs 16.88 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
Kia Seltos will come with BS VI compliant powertrain.
Kia Seltos will come with an option of 1.4 litre Turbo GDI petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. It will also come with multiple automatic transmission options like IVT, 7-speed DCT and 6-speed AT and a 6-speed manual gearbox. The compact SUV will be available in normal, eco and sports drive modes.
The mid-size SUV will have the iconic tiger-nose grille with full LED headlamps on the front and vertically housed LED fog lamps. On the rear, the car will be equipped with LED taillights and dual exhaust pipes.
Along with 17-inch five-spoke dual-tone alloy wheels, the compact SUV will come with roof rails and shark fin antenna.
Inside the cabin, the new Kia Seltos will feature a 10.25-inch touchscreen audio video navigation system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
The compact SUV will also get features like 8-inch HUD (Heads Up Display), blind-spot view monitor, EPS (Electronic Power Steering), eco coating, three-spoke multifunction steering wheel and push-button start/stop.
On the safety features front, the car will carry multiple airbags, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) and BA (Brake Assist), reverse parking sensors and camera, the compact SUV also gets VSM (Vehicle Stability Management), ESC (Electronic Stability Control), TCS (Traction Control System) and HAC (Hill-start Assist Control). There will be a 360-degree camera as well.
The SUV will be offered in five variants including TE, TK, TK+, TX and TX+.
The price of Seltos is expected to be between Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom) to Rs 16 lakh (ex-showroom).
Talking about the dimensions, the length and width of Tata Harrier is 4598 mm and 1,894 mm respectively. The height and wheelbase of Tata Harrier are 1,706 mm and 2,741 mm respectively.
In the Harrier, you will get only one engine option. Harrier comes with a Kryotec 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine that makes 140 PS and 350 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. There is no automatic transmission option available in the car.
Tata Harrier comes with features including 3D LED tail lamps, 17-inch alloy wheels, Xenon HID projector headlamps and dual function LED DRLs with turn indicators. It also has a Floating Island 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. There are 9 JBL speakers including four speakers, four tweeters and a subwoofer.
Tata Harrier is priced between Rs 12.69 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and Rs 16.25 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The length and width of Hyundai Creta is 4,270 mm and 1,780 mm respectively. The height and wheelbase of Tata Harrier are 1,630 mm and 2,590 mm respectively.
Hyundai Creta has multiple engines to offer. Starting with the diesel, there is a 1.4-litre CRDi engine which produces 88 bhp and 220 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.
It also offers more powerful 1.6-litre, four-cylinder, CRDi diesel engine which produces 126 bhp and 260 Nm of peak torque and is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox as standard and to its advantage has the six-speed torque converter unit as an option in the SX variant. Then there is a 1.6-litre, four-cylinder, VTVT petrol motor which produces 121 bhp and 151 Nm of peak torque. It is also mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. The six-speed automatic is optional on the SX variant.
Hyundai Creta comes with features including sunroof, wireless charging dock, wristband entry, touchscreen unit which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, engine start-stop button etc.
Hyundai Creta’s price ranges between Rs 10-15.65 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).