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MG Hector prices start at INR 12.18 lakh! Competition killed?

Nizam Shaikh
Written by Nizam Shaikh

The MG Hector has been launched in India with an introductory price of INR 12.18 lakh ex-showroom, India. The Hector is the British brand’s first car in India and comes with a plethora of connected features and is available in four variants with three engines to choose from including a mild hybrid petrol engine. The MG Hector comes with a 5-years/unlimited km warranty, 5-years/unlimited km roadside assistance and 5 labour-free services.

On the exterior, the MG Hector features a chrome-accented grille, LED headlights, LED DRL, LED taillamps, floating LED indicators, shark-fin antenna, chrome lined windows machine-finished alloy wheels and more. 

The MG Hector come in five colour options:-

  • Candy White
  • Starry Black
  • Aurora Silver
  • Burgandy Red
  • Glaze Red

On the interior, the Hector gets a 10.4-inch vertically oriented infotainment system, 7-inch coloured MID, fatigue reminder setting, leather seats, leather wrapped steering wheel, 8 ambient colour lighting, flat foldable second row seats, rain sensing wiper, powered tailgate, dual pane panoramic sunroof, cruise control, etc.

In terms of engine specifications, the MG Hector gets:-

Petrol

  • 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine which produces 143 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque available in a manual gearbox as well as an automatic DCT (dual clutch transmission)

Petrol Mild Hybrid

  • 1.5-litre turbocharged intercooled with belt starter generator that produces 143 PS of power and 25 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and comes with a 48V Mild-Hybrid system with a lithium-ion battery with regenerative braking capabilities, auto start/stop and 20 Nm E-Boost capabilities.

Diesel

  • 2.0-litre diesel engine which produces 170 PS of power and 350 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
Variant and powertrain Wise Introductory Price for the MG Hector
Variants
Style Super Smart Sharp
Petrol MT INR 12,18,000 INR 12,98,000
Petrol Hybrid MT INR 13,58,000 INR 14,68,000 INR 15,88,000
Petrol DCT INR 15,28,000 INR 16,78,000
Diesel MT INR 13,18,000 INR 14,18,000 INR 15,48,000 INR 16,88,000
*All prices indicated are ex-showroom, India

 

In terms of safety, the MG Hector gets 6 Airbags, ABS+EBD+Brake assist, ESP, hill hold control, 360-degree camera, front parking sensors, electronic parking brakes, tyre pressure monitoring system, ISOFIX child seat anchoring, etc.