The MG Hector had clocked an impressive 10,000 bookings ahead of its launch last week. And in a week, the story has not changed much. The company has received close to 2,000 bookings since its first model was introduced into the Indian turf. The car was launched with petrol, a petrol hybrid and diesel powertrains in both manual and DCT transmission offerings. However, it is the petrol DCT models that have been garnering most of the attention. Due to high demand, MG has announced a waiting period of four months for its new SUV
The SUV was introduced at an introductory price of Rs 12.18 lakh for the Style variant with Petrol powertrain and manual transmission. Sitting on a rung higher than it is the Super variant which comes at Rs 12.98 lakh for the Petrol manual, Rs 13.58 lakh for the petrol hybrid with manual transmission and Rs 14.18 lakh for the diesel with manual transmission. Sitting above it is the Smart variant that comes in petrol hybrid manual transmission, petrol DCT and diesel manual transmission, all three coming at Rs 14.68 lakh, Rs 15.28 lakh and Rs 15.48 lakh respectively. At the top of the ladder is the Sharp variant which has been priced at Rs 15.88 lakh for the petrol hybrid manual transmission. Other options include petrol DCT and Diesel manual transmission that comes in at Rs 16.78 lakh and 16.88 lakh respectively (all prices ex-showroom).
MG is offering comprehensive after-sales support for the newly launch MG Hector. Interestingly, you can sell the car after 3 years receiving 60% of the car's value. The Hector poses as the second connected car in the Indian market after Hyundai Venue. MG Hector is the first SUV to boast Machine-to-Machine (M2M) sim embedded in it.
MG Hector boasts of many first-in-class features like a 360-degree camera, front parking sensors, internet, AI-based online navigation and voice recognition, TPMS and more. Other attractive features include LED headlights, remote car operation, a 10.4-inch touch screen system, panoramic sunroof etc. Safety features like front and rear disc brakes, ESP, TCS, hill-hold control and vehicle stability management are standard across all variants.
The car comes with a set of large 10-spoke alloy wheels and large outside rear-view mirrors with integrated turn signal lights. Other features include equipped with power adjustable seats, cruise control, electronic parking brake and a 360-degree camera.
As far as dimensions go, the Hector SUV stands as the largest in its class with a length of 4655 mm, a width of 1835 mm and a height of 1760 mm alongside a wheelbase of 2,750mm and a ground clearance of 192mm.
The MG Hector go against the likes of Jeep Compass, Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500 among others.