MG Hector Review – Know the Prominent Macho SUV in Detail

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Does the first car of MG manage to hit the sweet spot? We find out.

MG Hector Review Prices

Morris Garages debuted in India with its Hector SUV. A sub-brand of SAIC, MG is a British carmaker which presently has four cars in its portfolio – Hector, MG ZS EV, Hector Plus and Gloster. The Hector looks like a bigger car than it is and offers unmatched road presence. The five-seater SUV competes against the likes of Jeep Compass, Mahindra XUV500, Hyundai Tucson and Tata Harrier. The vehicle is technologically fully-loaded and gets a good dose of creature comfort features. It gets petrol and diesel engine options with a combination of both manual as well as automatic transmission options.

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Exterior

MG Hector Exterior Discounts Offers

The MG Hector looks big and, indeed, it is. The large front-grille and the high-positioned trending LED DRLs give it a contemporary appearance. The C-shaped fog lamp cum headlamp housing is dipped in chrome. The faux skid plate and black cladding lend it a character. Although it looks weird from certain angles, the tasteful elements on other sides fill up the gap. It gets 17-inch wheels but they look reasonably small due to the sheer size of the Hector. The large wheel well gaps underline this shortcoming. Moreover, the front and rear overhangs bulge out giving it MPV-esque looks from sides.

Similar to the front, the rear too gets a dual-tone bumper and thick red strip connecting the tail lamps. At some angles, the car styling looks abrupt like the large silver faux skid plate which houses the exhaust pipe. MG has gone overboard in designing the Hector.

 

Dimensions

MG Hector Dimensions Exterior Features

The new MG Hector exceeds all the car in its segment when measured. It’s got more than 4600mm length! Have a look at the dimensions.

Length 4655 mm
Width 1835 mm
Height 1760 mm
Wheelbase 2750 mm
Ground Clearance 175/180 mm

 

Interior

MG Hector Interior Features

The massive dimensions do translate into cavernous cabin space where even the taller passengers won’t complain about the head or legroom. There is a good amount of knee room as well in the all-black cabin. However, in the petrol hybrid variant, the battery is placed below the driver’s seat which limits the legroom of the 2nd-row occupant. Due to the same reason, you do not get the adjustable driver’s seat option in the fully-loaded petrol hybrid. The rear seats offer good shoulder room – easy to accommodate three-average size adults.

The large glass area, apart from the panoramic sunroof, makes the cabin a lot airier. In fact, you might struggle to keep your privacy. The quality of the materials employed is not top-notch. The major highlight of the cabin is the massive 10.4-inch touchscreen unit.

The boot space is simply more than adequate at 587-litres. If you want more boot space, you can fold the second-row completely flat. It gets 60:40 split rear seats.

 

Engine & Specifications

The Hector is available with three engine choices – 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol, 1.5-litre mild hybrid and 2.0-litre diesel. The SUV is available with both manual and automatic transmission options.

Engine 1.5-litre turbo petrol 1.5-litre hybrid petrol 1.5-litre diesel
Power 143 PS 170 PS
Torque 250Nm 350Nm
Transmission 6-speed MT/ DCT 6-speed MT 6-speed MT
Fuel Tank Capacity 60-litre

 

Features

MG Hector Features Pros

MG has added enough bling to the Hector to make it a tempting offering. It gets 8-colour ambient lighting, panoramic sunroof, cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, LED headlamps, LED tail lamps, LED front and rear fog lamps, leather seats, 2nd row seat recline, 60:40 split seats, 6-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, 4-way power-adjustable co-passenger seat, powered tailgate opening, heated ORVM, subwoofer, amplifier, 8 speakers & tweeters and a 10.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. It also gets more than 55 features which can be controlled by MG’s iSMART app.

 

Safety

MG Hector gets 6 airbags, ABS + EBD + Brake Assist, rear disc brakes, hill hold control, traction control, ESP, 360-degree view camera, front and rear parking sensors and many more.

Price

MG Hector On-Road Prices in India

The MG Hector is very aggressively priced compared to its rivals with its price starting as low as Rs 12.83 lakh and the fully-loaded version top out at Rs 18.08 lakh (ex-showroom, pan India).

Hector Variants Price (ex-showroom, pan India)
Style MT Rs 12.83 lakh
Super MT Rs 13.63 lakh
Style MT (Diesel) Rs 13.99 lakh
Hybrid Super MT Rs 14.21 lakh
Super MT (Diesel) Rs 14.99 lakh
Hybrid Smart MT Rs 15.31 lakh
Smart DCT Rs 15.99 lakh
Smart MT (Diesel) Rs 16.49 lakh
Hybrid Sharp MT Rs 16.63 lakh
Hybrid Sharp Dual-tone Rs 16.83 lakh
Sharp DCT Rs 17.55 lakh
Sharp MT (Diesel) Rs 17.88 lakh
Sharp Dual-tone (Diesel) Rs 18.08 lakh

 

Verdict

MG Hector is a perfect SUV for someone looking for a flashy car. It gets immense road presence, humongous architecture, premium interiors, spacious cabin and costlier-than-its-value appeal. Above all, the aggressive pricing acts as a cherry on top.

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