British Automaker MG Motor to debut in India with Hector SUV on May 15

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 05 May 2019, 04:52 PM
MG Motor Hector SUV (Photo Credit: Twitter)
MG Motor Hector SUV (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Marquee British Automaker MG Motor (Morris Garages) has confirmed that the highly anticipated debut of its upcoming Hector SUV will happen on May 15.

MG Hector SUV will be the largest in this class with a length of 4655 mm, a width of 1835 mm and a height of 1760 mm. It will come with a set of large 10-spoke alloy wheels and large outside rear-view mirrors with integrated turn signal lights.

Other features the SUV is expected to offer include a premium cabin equipped with power adjustable seats, electronic parking brake, 360-degree camera and cruise control.

It is to be noted that just like Hyundai Venue, MG Hector too will be a connected SUV with an embedded eSIM and a massive touchscreen infotainment display. The SUV even gets an all-digital instrument cluster as well.

Up front, the car has a split-headlamp setup with the DRLs at the top and quad-headlamp elements in the bumpers. The fog lamps underline the headlamps and get a chrome surround for the entire unit. The car also has an electrically operated tailgate with LED taillamps.

Inside the Hector, there’s a 10.4-inch touchscreen running the iSMART system. It runs on an in-car Android-based OS with 4G connectivity. The system also supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity and gets a Gaana and Accuweather premium account for free. It further enables the SUV to pack features like voice commands for vehicle controls like sunroof and climate control.

The car also has a real-time traffic updates, tyre pressure monitoring system, climate control and weather updates on the big screen itself.

MG Hector will come with the option of both, petrol and diesel powertrains - 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder engine and the Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre oil burner engine respectively. Transmission options could include both manual and automatic option.

It is expected that the Hector to be priced from Rs 15 lakh to Rs 20 lakh (ex-showroom). Competition-wise, MG Hector will go up against Hyundai Creta and Nissan Kicks on the one end and the Jeep Compass or Hyundai Tucson at the other.

First Published: Sunday, May 05, 2019 04:51 PM
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