G (Morris Garages) Motor India today launched Hector for an introductory price of Rs 12.18 (ex-showroom, India). The price comes as a major surprise as many had believed that the feature-loaded vehicle will cost much more. The introduction of the premium SUV follows its unveil in the country on May 15. A formidable player in its own rights, the new MG Hector will be up against Mahindra XUV500, Tata Harrier and Jeep Compass. The ever-so-popular Hyundai Creta and the soon-to-be-launched Kia Seltos will be its other major rivals. MG Hector is available with MG Shield vehicle ownership package that assures the private owners a 5-year comprehensive manufacturer warranty. It is not only free-of-charge but also for unlimited kilometers. The package comprises of round-the-clock roadside assistance for a period of five years.

Powering MG Hector will be a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine that makes 143 PS and 250 Nm of peak torque. It is being offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox and has an option for a 6-speed DCT (Double Clutch Transmission). The premium SUV also gets a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel powertrain that churns out 170 PS and 350 Nm of peak torque. There is no automatic transmission here and the customers will get only a 6-speed manual gearbox. A fuel efficient 48V hybrid option is also on offer with the petrol trim. But the hybrid variant does not get an automatic option and one will have to satisfy with a 6-speed manual gearbox only.

Below are the variant-wise price (ex-showroom, India) details of MG Hector.

— Hector Style Petrol MT – Rs 12.18 lakh
— Hector Style Diesel MT – Rs 13.18 lakh
— Hector Super Petrol MT – Rs 12.98 lakh
— Hector Super Petrol Hybrid MT – Rs 13.58 lakh
— Hector Super Diesel MT – Rs 14.18 lakh
— Hector Smart Petrol Hybrid MT – Rs 14.68 lakh
— Hector Smart Petrol DCT – Rs 15.28 lakh
— Hector Smart Diesel MT – Rs 15.48 lakh
— Hector Sharp Petrol Hybrid MT – Rs 15.88 lakh
— Hector Sharp Petrol DCT – Rs 16.78 lakh
— Hector Sharp Diesel MT – Rs 16.88 lakh

Customers will get to choose from five paint schemes in MG Hector. These colour options are Starry Black, Coloured Glaze Red, Burgundy Red, Aurora Silver and Candy White. Providing a unique design to the premium SUV are features like front grille with surrounding chrome accent, split LED headlamps with LED DRLs and LED fog lamps. There are LED tail lamps and LED fog lamps at the rear. One will also get features like heated ORVM, shark fin antenna, floating light turn indicators and dual tone machined alloys.

SOURCE – INDIA TODAY

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