MG Motor has finally announced the name of its upcoming SUV for the Indian market. Christened MG Hector, the new SUV from MG Motor will be the first model launch from the British brand and it will compete in India with the likes of Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Compass, and the upcoming Tata Harrier. The new MG SUV 'Hector' has been named after the legendary British biplane of the same name, and it will be manufactured locally at MG Motor's Halol facility in Gujarat. The new MG Hector will be launched in India by mid-2019.
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The automaker has shared a teaser video of the new MG Hector that shows little about the SUV, while testing in extremely cold temperatures. That said, we do get a glimpse at the sleek looking LED indicators on the Hector along with the large grille up front. We also get a blink-and-miss look at the instrument console and steering wheel, while it appears to be an all black cabin on the SUV. What we do understand is that the model will be feature-laden when it arrives at showrooms, and high on safety tech as well, having scored 5 stars in the CNCAP. The video gives a glimpse at features like ABS, traction control and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Other features include a massive touchscreen infotainment system, ambient lighting package, 360-degree camera and more.
MG Motor says the name Hector draws inspiration from the noble qualities of the warrior hero of Homer's Iliad - Prince Hector of Troy. The SUV pays homage to the great British engineering tradition, as a nod to the Royal Hector biplane, used by the Royal Air Force in the 1930s.
The new MG Hector SUV is expected to be generous in proportions, but the automaker has not revealed details on the dimensions yet. It's unclear if the model will come to India as a five-seater or a seven-seater. With respect to engine options, the Hector is expected to debut with both petrol and diesel options and an automatic transmission as well. We expect MG to divulge more details on the Hector in the coming months ahead of its official launch. Stay tuned for all the updates on the all-new SUV.