MG Hector


Morris Garage aka MG Motors has made their debut in the Indian automotive market with what Indians love, SUV. For those who haven't heard of MG Motors, you probably live on mars. MG is a British car brand owned by a Chinese company. Its been a time since MG motors have launched the Hector, a mid-size SUV and we have covered it for you. The main highlight is its Design elements and its internet connectivity. It is one of the hot-selling mid-size SUVs and rivals Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier, Kia Seltos, Xuv 500 and Jeep Compass. Without wasting much time, let's get started.


MG Motors offers Hector with a petrol engine, a diesel engine and a hybrid variant which comprised electric+petrol engine. The petrol engine is an inline-four 1451cc DOHC setup coupled with a turbocharger. This 1.5L engine produces 141 bhp @5000 rpm and 250Nm @1600rpm. MG is offering in both 6-speed automatic and manual transmission. For the diesel engine, the outputs are 19 bhp and 350Nm of peak torque. For hybrid variant, a 48V DC motor is used along with 1.5L Petrol engine. But currently, only petrol is available with automatic transmission. The engines are quite refined, and gears are well spaced out.


MG Hector is a mid-size SUV, and the dimensions are well proportioned. It is 4.6m long, 1.7m high and 1.8m wide. The ground clearance is massive at 192mm and gives it a tall boy stance. On looking from the front, we first notice a large whopping front grille with some honeycomb type of finish, but the edges are rounded off here. The big MG logo is placed right in the centre. We get a split Headlamp unit with DRLs on the upper which extends from the corner of the front grille. The main unit is placed on the bumper. The headlights are LEDs and bright enough to lit the roads. These are well surrounded with chrome garnishing which looks premium. The fog lamps are equipped with cornering function always to assist you in the dark. Lower this, we get a front bash plate which looks purposeful. 

Front Grille
On the side, we notice some typical SUV elements like squared wheel arches and body cladding all along the lower side. Chunky looking alloy wheels with 215/60 R17 inch rubber. A thin chrome line runs all the way on the lower window line till the tailgate, we also get roof rails with a shark fin antenna. The A, B, C and D pillars are all blackened out, and it receives a floating roofline. 
On the rear, the window area is less with LED tail-lights, they are designed such a way that it looks one piece, but it illuminates only on the sides. The rear Fog lamp is also a LED unit. We get a black plastic bumper here with a big bash plate which makes it look better.


We are welcome by a leather finished, three-point steering wheel with steering mounted controls. The steering feels solid to hold, and the bottom has been flattened out. The dashboard looks premium. We also get a very good looking speedometer console, and it has an 8.9cm MID to tell us a lot of details such as odometer, two trip meter, distance to empty, fuel consumption, and many more. The start-stop button sits on the left of the steering wheel. The instrument console is vertically mounted touch screen unit, to support this the central air-con vents are also vertical with controls below the screen. The seats are made of fabric with white stitching which offers decent comfort. On the back row, we get three seats with adjustable headrests and centre armrest. There are door pockets on all the doors and a storage area under the front armrest too


MG Motors has paid a little attention here as well. We get the Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Traction Control System (TCS), Hill Hold Control, ABS+EBD+Brake Assist, ISOFIX child seat anchors, 
Front Parking Sensors, 3 Point seatbelts for all passengers and Speed warning alert. The brakes are all hydraulic Disc brakes. It is also equipped with Front seatbelt pre-tensioner and load limitorSpeed Sensing Auto Door lock, Rear Defogger and standard dual front airbags.


MG Hector is a feature-loaded car which makes it stand out from its competition. The list goes as follows :
Power Adjustable ORVMs
Cruise Control
2nd Row seat recline with 60:40 Split seats
Rear AC Vents, 
Front and Rear Power Windows
Cooled Glove Box
Rear Parcel Curtain
Follow me home headlamps
Automatic AC
Tilt & Telescopic Steering
AC Controls on the Headunit
Leather* Driver Armrest with Storage and 12V Power outlet
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Front and Rear fast-charging USB Ports
Remote keyless entry
Rear Wiper & Washer
Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts
Driver and Co-Driver Vanity Mirror with Cover
All Windows down by remote key
Welcome Light on Car Unlock
All Doors map pocket & Bottle holders
Not to forget it supports eSIM and can show real time traffic
Voice Assist
iSmart feature

 *The features mentioned before are not repeated here.

  Pricing and Variants 

                      Petrol      Diesel                Hybrid
1.Style    12.48 Lakhs    13.48 Lakhs  
2.Smart   13.28 Lakhs    14.48 Lakhs   14.98 Lakhs
3.Super   15.67 Lakhs    15.87 Lakhs   13.88 Lakhs
4.Sharp   17.17 Lakhs    17.27 Lakhs   16.27 Lakhs
*All prices Ex-showroom Delhi

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