MG Motor India, has sold 3,536 units of its Hector SUV in the month of October 2019. While bookings of the internet connected SUV have crossed 38,000 unit, since its launch in the country.
The company has re-opened the bookings for Hector SUV on September 29, with a promise to increase production of the Hector SUV substantially. With increased supplies from its global and local component suppliers, the company has started a second shift of production from November 2019 as well.
MG is offering the Hector SUV with two engine options: a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine producing 143bhp and 250Nm of torque, a 2.0-litre diesel engine churns out 173bhp and 350Nm of torque. The petrol engine is also offered with a 48V mild-hybrid variant, which will offer better fuel efficiency.
All engine options are mated to a standard six-speed manual gearbox, while the non-hybrid petrol engine is offered with an optional DCT transmission unit.
The Hector SUV features MG’s AI assisted ‘i-Smart’ internet connectivity. A 10.4-inch vertically oriented touchscreen infotainment system is placed at the center of the cabin. With i-Smart internet connectivity, the owners can control various aspects of the SUV via a smartphone application. This includes AC, sunroof, tailgate and door operations.
MG Hector is also the country’s first AI enabled vehicle. The owners of the SUV can simply speak to the on-board voice assistant to control the SUV’s operations, with over 100 voice enabled commands. The SUV also features geo-fencing, emergency call assistance, a button to contact a call center, and a premium Gaana account preloaded to the infotainment system offering a wide variety of music to choose from.
The safety equipment of the SUV includes, six airbags, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Traction Control System (TCS), 360 degree camera, front parking sensors, ABS with EBD and more. MG Hector is priced between Rs.12.48-17.27 lakhs ex-showroom (India).