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Set to be launched later this month, here are the Hector’s expected prices

  • The MG Hector is set to be launched in the second half of June.
  • It will be offered with three engine options: petrol, petrol-hybrid and diesel.
  • Only the petrol engine will be available with an automatic transmission option.
  • There will be four variants - Style, Super, Smart and Sharp - to choose from. 
  • It will rival the Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass and the Mahindra XUV500.
  • We expect the Hector to be priced between Rs 12.5 lakh to Rs 19.5 lakh.

MG Hector

MG Motor is set to launch the Hector in the second half of June to take on other mid-size SUVs like the Jeep Compass, Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500 and the Hyundai Tucson. The Hector will be a five-seat SUV, but MG has plans to offer a seven-seater version as well in 2020.

MG Hector

MG will announce the prices of the Hector in the second half of June and we expect it to be priced competitively, especially compared to the Tata Harrier. It will be offered with the same diesel engine that powers the Harrier and the Compass - a Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre unit. While the Compass is now available with an automatic gearbox and the Harrier set to receive a 6-speed auto ‘box sourced from Hyundai soon, the Hector diesel will only be available with a manual transmission.

MG Hector

The Hector will also be available with a 1.5-litre petrol engine option with both manual and automatic transmission options. The company will also offer the Hector’s petrol engine with a 48V mild hybrid system, albeit with a manual transmission. There will be a total of four variants on offer: Style, Super, Smart and Sharp. We expect the base Style variant with the 1.5-litre petrol engine paired to the manual transmission to be priced at Rs 13 lakh. Other variants are likely to be priced as follows:

 

Hector Style

Hector Super

Hector Smart

Hector Sharp

Diesel-manual

Rs 14* lakh

Rs 15.5* lakh

Rs 17* lakh

Rs 19.5* lakh

Petrol-manual

Rs 13* lakh

Rs 14.5* lakh

   

Petrol Hybrid-manual

 

Rs 15.2* lakh

Rs 16.7* lakh

Rs 19.2* lakh

Petrol-DCT

   

Rs 17.5* lakh

Rs 20* lakh

*expected prices

MG Hector

The engine specifications of the MG Hector are as follows:

Here’s what the engine details are:

MG Hector

Petrol

Diesel

Engine

1.5-litre

2.0-litre

Power

143PS

170PS

Torque

250Nm

350Nm

Transmission

6MT/DCT

6-speed MT

Claimed Fuel Efficiency (kmpl)

14.16/13.96(AT)/15.81(Hybrid)

17.41

MG Hector

Apart from being the first SUV in its segment to feature a 48V mild-hybrid tech, the Hector will also feature in-built internet connectivity and a large 10.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system, both of which are a first in the segment. MG Motor has already unveiled the Hector’s feature list and you can read more about it here.

MG Hector

Here’s a comparison of the Hector’s expected prices versus the prices of some its rivals with similar powertrain options:

Petrol (including mild-hybrid and automatic)

Model

MG Hector (expected)

Mahindra XUV500

Jeep Compass

Hyundai Tucson

Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Rs 13 lakh to Rs 20 lakh

Rs 16.09 lakh (petrol-AT)

Rs 15.6 lakh to Rs 21.67 lakh

Rs 18.75 lakh to Rs 23.72 lakh

MG Hector

Diesel (manual transmission only and without 4WD/AWD)

Model

MG Hector (expected)

Tata Harrier

Mahindra XUV500

Jeep Compass

Hyundai Tucson

Price range (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Rs 14 lakh to Rs 19.5 lakh

Rs 13 lakh to Rs 16.56 lakh

Rs 12.31 lakh to Rs 17.4 lakh

Rs 16.61 lakh to Rs 21.33 lakh

Rs 20.78 lakh

Apart from featuring some features that are unique in the segment, the Hector’s powertrain options should offer comparable levels of performance when compared to its rivals. Expect the MG Hector to be priced competitively when compared to the Harrier and XUV500 and undercut the likes of the Hyundai Tucson and Mahindra XUV500.

What do you think of these prices? Are they tempting enough to pick the Hector over its rivals? Let us know in the comments section below.

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