Launching soon in India
MG has set all guns high for the launch of its upcoming Hector SUV that will take on the likes of the Tata Harrier and the Mahindra XUV500 among others. The SUV will come with several segment first features and has been spotted testing multiple times already. However, a fresh round of spy shots have surfaced which reveal the upcoming Tata Harrier challenger completely. The pictures below show the near production ready Hector without any camouflage. The pictures reveal two different trim levels of the SUV, one of which seems to be a top end variant while the other seems to be a lower end variant.
Starting with the lower end variant it gets silver finishing around the grille as well as the bumper and headlight housing. The side rub strips also seem to be finished in the green and we expect the rear end to get a similar treatment. The SUV rides on matching silver alloy wheels which are single tone units. Finished in a shade of metallic grey, it looks pretty good despite being the lower end model.
Talking about the other variant, it gets full on chrome treatment instead of the silver finishing on the lower variant. As seen in the spy shot below, the grille and headlamps housing get a good dose of chrome around them, which is expected to be carried on to the rear end too, The bumper lip, though, maintains the silver finish. This one runs on dual tone alloy wheels and gets black body cladding running across the side of its body. The latter is also present on the other variant here. The colour scheme is also different as the Hector below sports a dark shade of metallic red. However, both the variants get projector headlights, LED daytime running lights, roof rails and ORVMs with integrated turn signals which suggests that MG might keep them as standard across the range.
According to MG, the Hector will bring never before seen features on the table which includes the iSmart system, an advanced connected car system. Among other things, the Hector will get an eSIM from Airtel and is 5G connectivity-ready. It will get over-the-air (OTA) updates that can be installed easily by the owner himself, cutting the need of visiting service centres every time. Further, the Tata Harrier rival will come with the segment’s largest 10.4-inch infotainment system, laid out in portrait style, that will come with a range of pre-loaded applications.
As for the firepower beneath its bonnet, MG is expected to use a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine and a Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder diesel mill. The petrol engine will have a power output of 141 Bhp/250 Nm while the diesel engine puts out 171 Bhp/350 Nm. A 48V mild hybrid variant is also in works.
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