Ask any car enthusiast to name his/her favorite SUV, and the name MG Hector should be amongst the first ones you hear. If you love travelling a lot with your family and friends, an SUV should be the the right vehicle to own instead of the hatchbacks and sedans. Apart from providing larger seating capacity and storage space, the SUVs come with sturdier bodies and higher ground clearance. Choosing the ideal SUV can be a challenge because of the exciting range of options on offer. MG Hector is the one SUVs that should suit for first-time buyers.
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MG Hector Variants Explained: Which One To Buy?
The MG Hector petrol range is priced between Rs 12.18 lakh and Rs 16.78 lakh, while the diesel prices start at Rs 13.18 lakh and goes up to Rs 16.88 lakh for the top-spec model in India and also available in various variant like MG Hector- Style, Super, Smart and Sharp. Engine options include a 2.0-litre diesel and a 1.5-litre petrol, the latter of which is also available with a 48V mild-hybrid system while 6-speed MT is standard, but it also available with the Hector petrol with a 6-speed DCT as well. All said and done, which one of these variants, engine and transmission combination will be the right fit for you? Let’s start with the specifications.
MG Hector Colour Options:
MG Hector Exterior:
This SUV MG Hector is the India’s first internet car and MG is the first automobile player in India to introduce Over the Air (OTA) technology. To know everything the new MG SUV shares its platform, body panels and design bits with the Baojun 530. As it gets with some specific changes including the new front grille and upfront of the SUV carries aggressive elements such as the signature MG hexagonal grille with blackened treatment and twin-pod LED projector headlamps with Audi-like ‘sweeping’ LED indicators. The SUV also features sleek LED DRLs (daytime running lights) and wide air intakes.
MG Hector Interior:
The MG Hector interior displays an exuberant aura of the ambience when you step your foot inside. However the lower trim SUV, comes with the single sunroof. For entertainment purpose, the Hector has a 10-inch AVN touchscreen infotainment system (available with 4 speakers), 4 tweeters and subwoofers, and comes integrated with Apple Carplay and Android Auto and it also comes with more convenience, there is a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 6-way adjustable driver seats, electric hand brake, 7-inch MID display, a push- button start-stop with smart entry, and rear AC vents. The real-time navigation app has been developed by TomTom, which frequently update maps, location and routes via IQ Map feature moreover this MG Hector also has a Gaana app with a premium account. MG’s iSmart also helps its owners locate their cars remotely and geo fence it, so the car cannot be driven out of a predefined zone. For entertainment purpose, the Hector gets 8- speaker audio system with subwoofers. It also comes with a 360-degree camera. The list of features includes a 6-way power adjustable driver’s seat, keyless entry and push-button start.
Standard Safety Features:
Dual front airbags
ESP and traction control
ABS with EBD
Rear disc brakes
Rear parking sensors
Speed-sensing door lock
It has the 3-point seat belts with reminder for front passengers. MG Hector is one of the safest vehicles in its segment. Features such as dual airbags, ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brakeforce distribution), brake assist, electronic stability program (ESP), traction control system (TCS), hill hold control, rear parking sensors, speed sensing auto door lock, ISOFIX child seat anchors, speed warning alert and the exceptional legroom in the back and also ample headroom for six-footers to sit in a comfort too. The cabin’s width and absolutely flat floor also makes seating three abreast a comfy enough affair. The option to recline the rear seat backrests is another plus point another advantage is the MG Hector has the Smart trim offers four airbags, the six airbags are exclusively made available on the top-spec Sharp trim. The tyre pressure monitoring system, reverse parking camera, cornering front fog lamps, front and rear parking sensors are reserved for the higher variants. Comfort – Manual AC with rear AC vents, front and rear USB charging ports, 12V charging port, power adjustable outside rear view mirrors (ORVMs), tilt- adjustable steering, keyless entry, rear wiper and washer. Audio – 4-speaker audio system.
MG Hector Style:
While Style is the base variant of the MG Hector, it is decently loaded and despite the competitive pricing doesn’t miss out on the necessities. Some buyers may miss alloy wheels, but those can be fitted after you’ve bought the SUV. With all the basic features in place, it’s worth considering the Hector Style variant if you can’t stretch your budget further and want this MG SUV. The MG Hector arrives in 4 variants, namely Style, Super, Smart and Sharp. Aurora Silver, Candy White, Burgundy Red, Starry Black, and Glaze Red are some available MG Hector colours in the market.
MG Hector Mileage:
The petrol engine produces a max power of 143PS @ 5000rpm and peak torque of 250Nm @ 1600-3600rpm, whereas the diesel engine puts out a max power of 170PS @ 3750rpm and max torque of 350Nm @ 1750-2500rpm. MG Hector mileage is concerned, the diesel trim will yield 17.41 kmpl, the petrol manual trim will yield 14.16 kmpl, whereas the petrol DCT trim will be yielding a fuel efficiency of 13.96 kmpl. The mild hybrid system in the 1.5L petrol engine delivers a comparatively higher fuel economy of nearly 15.81 kmpl, which is higher than the 6-speed MT.
MG Hector Competition:
The key rivals of the MG Hector having a wide range of SUVs currently on sale in India. In terms of pricing, the Hector is positioned right between the Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500 and Jeep Compass.