MG Motor India has opened bookings for the Hector SUV in India and the all-new offering is slated for launch later this month and will be available to book online on the company's website from 12 pm onward. MG Motor will initially commence bookings from across 120 centres in India, and will expand to 250 touch points across the country by September 2019. The new SUV can be booking for a token of ₹ 50,000. It looks big and it is even in the flesh. It's 4655mm long, 1835 mm wide and 1760 mm tall. The MG Hector SUV gets a butch looking front which is dominated by a massive black mesh grille with sleek chrome surroundings. MG Motor has also adopted a new design for the face where the headlamp assembly is mounted in the bumper and the daytime running lights (DRLs) sit right on top, close to the hood. The new design is gaining prominence globally. The side of the MG Hector looks bulky and shoulder line doesn't remain pronounced at the rear.
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The Hector SUV will be made available in both the petrol and the diesel engines and there'll also be a petrol hybrid offering up for grabs. The petrol is a 1.5-litre turbocharged unit which is good enough for 141 bhp and 250 Nm of torque. This engine is mated to a dual clutch transmission which has been tested extensively under extreme climatic conditions globally for more than 2.6 million kilometres.
The petrol hybrid gets the same engine making the same power but it gets a 48-volt mild-hybrid architecture which is a first-in-segment. MG Motor becomes the first mainstream carmaker in India to bring 48V technology to the mass market segment. The 48V mild hybrid technology is the latest global environmentally friendly engine technology that enables reduction in petrol engine emissions. A 48-volt lithium-ion battery helps store energy and provide extra torque assistance of up to 20 Nm when required, resulting in a smoother drive. With three key functions - Engine Auto Start-Stop, Regenerative Braking and E-Boost - the combination provides a great driving experience while reducing emissions by up to 12 per cent.
Touted as the company's first internet car, the upcoming MG Hector will come with a new advanced connectivity system called i-Smart next-generation system, a complete integrated solution that combines software, hardware, connectivity, services and application. The system has been developed in collaboration with several technological partners like Cisco, Unlimit, and Microsoft among others. The iSmart connectivity system comes with advanced technology, smart application, built-in Apps, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Smart Features, Voice Assist, and Infotainment. The command centre of the system is a vertically-mounted 10.4-inch ultra large Full-HD infotainment display that comes with pre-loaded entertainment content and allows you to manage complete vehicle settings.
MG says that the display screen can withstand the high temperatures of Indian weather conditions. For full-time connectivity, the system also comes with a first machine to machine embedded sim, along with the SUV Internet Protocol version 6 makes it 5G-ready, making it future-proof. The system offers features like - Real-Time Navigation, Remote Location, Geo-Fencing, Emergency Response and much more.