MG will begin ONLINE bookings at 12 noon on June 4 on its website, mgmotor.co.in, and will initially support it across 120 centers in India. The carmaker aims to expand this reach to a total of 250 centers by September this year. MG Motor will soon begin dispatches of the Hector from its Halol plant to its extensive network across 50 cities in India.
Speaking on the development, Rajeev Chaba, President, and Managing Director, MG Motor India, said, “MG Hector has been developed with a high degree of localized content to cater to the specific needs of new-age Indian consumers. As India’s first internet car with 50+ connected features, the Hector will come with 19 exclusive product features, making it the new benchmark in its segment. Customers will be able to experience the Hector first-hand very soon and we are ready to welcome new customers into the world of MG.”
MG Hector comes with the internet inside, thanks to the next-gen iSMART technology which promises safe, connected, and fun experiences. At 10.4 inches, it has the bigger HD touchscreen in its segment and also features MG’s signature design cues, including the famous star-rider grille. Its character lines are defined by geometric shapes, horizontal flow, and symmetry, while certain sections of its interiors are inspired by modern dance forms.
The Hector is also the first car with a sophisticated 48-volt mild-hybrid architecture in its segment, making MG Motor the first mainstream carmaker in India to bring 48V technology to the mass market segment. The latest environmentally-friendly engine technology uses a 48-volt lithium-ion battery to store energy and provide extra torque assistance of up to 20 Nm when required. The combination of three key functions – Engine Auto Start-Stop, Regenerative Braking, and E-Boost – ensures a great driving experience while reducing emissions by up to 12%.
The 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol engine delivers 143 PS power at a peak torque of 250 Nm and will be available in both manual and automatic transmissions. Its 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine will deliver 170 PS at a peak torque of 350 Nm.