Snapshot: MG Hector variants, engine and transmission details have been leaked. The model will be available in 13 versions in petrol, diesel and a mild-hybrid option.
variants, engine and transmission details have been revealed through a leaked document just ahead of its official unveiling in the country. According to the leaked documents, the SUV will be available in Style, Super, Smart and Sharp variants spread across 13 options. This would allow to price the entry-level variants aggressively, whereas the feature-packed mid-spec and higher trims will be tagged slightly higher. The base Style trim in the line-up will miss out on a host of goodies such as portrait-oriented 10.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system, alloy wheels, etc. to cut down on pricing. Positioned a rung above Style trim will be the Smart variant which will additionally get a large touchscreen compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a reverse camera, cruise control and LED tail-lamps.
Alloy wheels will be offered only with the Smart and Sharp grades. MG’s much talked about iSmart connectivity suite, power folding and power adjusting wing mirrors, push-start button with keyless entry, faux leather upholstery and a six-way adjustable driver’s seat will be a part standard kit on the Smart variant. The fully-packed top-spec Sharp trim will get exclusive features such as a 360-degree camera, a large panoramic sunroof, a four-way electrically adjustable co-passenger front seat, rain sensing wipers, heated outside rear view mirrors, automatic headlamps and mood lighting with eight colour options.
MG Hector’s iSmart connectivity feature suite will be restricted to the Smart and Sharp variants. It can be accessed through the 10.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system and will come with an AI-powered voice assist, pre-loaded apps and a unique function which enables receiving over-the-air updates. The standard safety kit on the MG Hector carline will comprise dual front airbags, the anti-lock braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution, traction control, rear parking sensors, ESP and disc brakes at front and rear. The Smart will additionally get four airbags and the Sharp trim will receive 6 airbags.
Mechanicals will include a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol unit good for 143hp against 250 Nm torque. A 2.0-litre oil burner sourced from FCA will power the diesel range. In terms of output, this unit will make 170hp along with 350Nm torque. There will be a standard 6-speed manual gearbox and an optional 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with the petrol unit. In addition to petrol and diesel variants, it will get a 48-volt mild-hybrid variant claimed to offer 12% more fuel economy than its petrol counterpart. The mild-hybrid variant will offer 20Nm more torque at low speeds to curb turbo lag and improve acceleration amid city traffic. As for the MG Hector mileage, it is rated at 13.96 km/l for petrol dual-clutch auto version and 14.16 km/l for the petrol manual version. The diesel engine is claimed to deliver 17.41 km/l. Set for launch next month, MG Hector is estimated to be priced aggressively to take on rivals such as Tata Harrier and Jeep Compass.
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