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MG Hector goes to Mexico dressed as Chevrolet Captiva

Written by Nizam Shaikh

The new-generation Chevrolet Captiva has been revealed for the Mexican market. The new 2022 Captiva is the rebadged version of the Baojun 530 which is badged as the MG Hector in the Indian market. The Mexican model though comes in the 7-seat iteration with bench seats in the middle row instead of the 6-seat Hector plus that is sold in India which is offered with captain seats in the middle row. The 2022 Captiva is also offered in the Thailand market in the 5-seat and 7-seat iterations starting at the price of THB 1 Million. 

On the outside, the brand has made changes to the radiator grille which comes with horizontal slats and the familiar Chevrolet bowtie in the centre, the headlamp setup is slightly tweaked other aspects in terms of the exterior are expected to remain similar to the Boujun 530. On the inside, the 2022 Chevrolet Captiva features the same interiors with a multilayered dashboard, semi-digital instruments cluster, a large vertically oriented touchscreen infotainment system with connectivity features. 

In the engine department, the 2022 Chevrolet Captiva is powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine which produces 143 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque available with both manual and automatic transmission options. In the Indian market, the MG Hector is also powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine that produces 170 PS of power and 350 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed manual transmission option. The MG Hector Plus too comes in the same powertrain configurations. The Hector Plus in India is not offered with 7-seats. 

In the Indian market, the MG Hector competes with the likes of Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos in the mid-segment SUV space. In the past Chevrolet retailed the Captiva in India as well. Back then the SUV was powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine that produced 184 BHP and 400 Nm with an all-wheel drivetrain and both manual and automatic gearbox options.