MG drives in Hector in the crowded SUV market

MG drives in Hector in the crowded SUV market

MG motor India showcased its first SUV in India on 15th May 2019. Varied features were revealed about the car. It is 4655mm long, 1835 mm wide and 1760 mm tall. Hector has a heavy and solid black grill with chrome finishing. 


In front, the headlight is mounted on the bumper and the daytime running lights are just on top. 

From the side, the car looks bulkier and shoulder lines aren’t looking definite. The overhangs are heavy and big which makes difficult to drive in the city traffic.

The Windshield of hector adds to the appeal. The black element added near the spoiler looks good.



 MG Hector   Dimensions
Length 4655 mm
Width 1835 mm
Height 1760 mm
Wheelbase 2750 mm



In front, it has projected headlamps as well as fog lamps. Both frame surrounded by the big c- shaped chrome integrand.

Right above the break, it has a chrome light and also it has dual tone alloy wheels which are stylish. The Panoramic sunroof is included in the car.

Hector comes with an engine of 1.5-litre petrol and 2.0-litre diesel variants.




MG Hector 1.5-Litre Turbocharged petrol 1.5-Litre Turbo Petrol Hybrid 2.0-Litre Turbocharged Diesel
Displacement 1451 cc 1451 cc 1956 cc
Power Output 141 bhp at 5000 RPM 143 bhp at 5000 RPM 170 at 3750 RPM
Max Torque 250 Nm at 1600-3600 rpm 250 Nm at 1600-3600 RPM 3650 Nm At 1750-2500 rpm
Transmission 6-speed DCT/ Manual 6 MT 6 MT


The petrol is a 1.5-Litre turbocharged unit that provides 141 BHP and 250 nm of torque. The engine is dual clutch transmission which has been tested in tough conditions for over 2.6 million kilometres.





Morris Garages (MG) entered into the Indian market with it’s first SUV Hector. The base model of Hector starts from Rs 15 Lakhs and the top version comes around Rs 20 Lakhs. Hector will be competing with other SUV’s available in the market like recently launched Tata Hector and Jeep Compass.


All the SUV’s have 2.0 diesel engine, but with different torques and powers. Tata harrier makes the least power compared to the other two cars. Whereas Jeep provides 3 EPS more.  Jeep Compass and XUV 500 get an optional all-wheel-drive system but it misses out in Hector and Harrier.




The longest in the above cars are MG Hector at 4655mm. Even after that, it misses out with three-row seating. The Mahindra XUV 500 is the 2nd largest in the above comparison at 4585 mm and which offers three-row seating and capacity is 7 people. Jeep Compass is the shortest of all with 4395 mm and tata harrier at 4598 mm.




The most affordable from all is Tata harrier which starts with the price of Rs 12.7 lakhs and the top model comes with the price of Rs 16.25 lakhs. Harrier and XUV 500 are priced from Rs 12.21 to Rs 19.65 and the Jeep Compass range from Rs 15.60 to Rs 23.11.


Tata Harrier 2019:    


Price (Ex-Delhi) Displacement Transmission Max power (ps) Max torque (Nm) Mileage
Starts Rs 12.69 Lakhs 1956cc Manual 140 350 Na


Tata harrier starts with the pricing of Rs 12.69 Lakhs, it comes with a manual gearbox which provides a power of 140 ps and torque of 350 Nm.


Jeep Compass:


Price (Ex-Delhi) Displacement Transmission Max power (ps) Max torque (Nm) Mileage
Starts Rs 15.35 Lakhs 1368cc Autonomic 163 250 14.1 kmpl


The Jeep Compass starts with the range of Rs 15.35 Lakhs which provides a power of 163 ps and generates a torque of 250 Nm. It gives a decent 14.1 kmpl of mileage. 


Mahindra XUV 500:


Price (Ex-Delhi) Displacement Transmission Max power (ps) Max torque (Nm) Mileage
Starts Rs 12.33 Lakhs 2179 cc Automatic 140 320 Na


Mahindra XUV 500 starts with the pricing of Rs 12.33 Lakhs, which provides max power of 320 Nm of torque and generates power of 140 ps. It comes with an automatic gearbox.


MG Hector 2019:


Price (Ex-Delhi) Displacement Transmission Max power (ps) Max torque (Nm) Mileage
Starts Rs. 15 lakhs 1496cc Automatic 143 250 Na


MG Hector’s pricing starts with the pricing of Rs 15 lakhs. The max power it generates is 143 ps and 250 Nm of torque. It comes with an Automatic transmission Gearbox.


One more salient feature is that it’s a boost to Make In India initiative, a pet project of our Honourable Prime Minister as the production of the Hector commenced earlier this month at the new facility plant in Halol, Gujarat and will see about 75 % of local content going in. 


The MG manufacturing facility will be capable to produce at least 80,000 cars per year after an initial investment of Rs. 2,000 crores, thereby creating numerous job opportunities in India.




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