With the launch of Hector SUV, MG (Morris Garages) Motor entered the Indian market on a positive note. The automaker on Friday announced selling 3,536 units of the MG Hector SUV in India during the month of October 2019. As compared to September 2019, during which the MG Motor sold 2608 units, sales of the Hector grew by over 26 per cent, thanks to festive season.
Rakesh Sidana, Director - Sales, MG Motor India, said, "MG Hector continues to further strengthen its position in its segment and win the hearts of our customers. As we gradually ramp up our production, we aim to ensure the highest levels of customer satisfaction through timely vehicle deliveries."
Launched in June 2019, within one month the automaker had to temporarily stop accepting bookings for the Hector owing to the overwhelming demand, capping at 28,000 bookings. However, the carmaker re-opened bookings on September 29 and received 8000 new bookings by October 11. It is to be noted that the current booking numbers for Hector SUV stand at 38,000 units. MG Hector also crossed the 10,000 production milestone in October. Last month, the company also delivered 700 units of the MG Hector on the day of Dhanteras in India.
In the Indian market, MG Hector rivals Kia Seltos, Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500, and Jeep Compass. Hector SUV comes in five colours - glaze red, burgundy red, starry black, aurora silver, and candy white. The length and width of MG Hector are 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 141 bhp 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 168 bhp and 350 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
The Hector SUV 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. On the features front, MG Hector SUV comes with the 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. The SUV further offers a premium cabin equipped with power-adjustable seats, electronic parking brake, 360-degree camera, and cruise control.
Currently, the prices of 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).