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Confirmed- MG Hector To Get Petrol Automatic Drivetrain

  • Feb 26, 2019
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MG Motor is all set to introduce the Hector SUV in the Indian market in the second quarter of the ongoing year which is also its first ever product here. The company has already confirmed that the SUV will feature a 2.0-litre diesel engine under the hood. However, as we move closer to the big day, spy shots of the test mules have confirmed that a petrol-automatic drivetrain will also be on offer.



While the diesel Hector will have a Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre Multijet engine, also found in the Jeep Compass, coupled with a 6-speed manual gearbox, the petrol version of the Hector will come with the automaker’s own 1.5-litre unit. It will be a turbocharged unit with the capability to generate a max power of 143 PS and a peak torque of 250 Nm, mated to a 6-speed manual besides a 6-speed DCT, which has been spotted on the test mule. Expect the DCT to have a sports mode. We expect paddle shifters too.



The MG Hector rivals primarily with the Jeep Compass along with a few others in the Indian market, including the Mahindra XUV500, the Tata Harrier and the Hyundai Tucson. While the Compass gets a DCT with the petrol engine, the others in the segment, including the XUV500 and the Tucson come with a torque converter with their petrol counterparts. On the other hand, the Harrier neither comes with a petrol engine nor an auto transmission (not even as an option) as yet. The expected price of the upcoming MG Hector SUV is Rs 15 lakh (ex-showroom), which is around the same price bracket as the others.


We’ll have to wait and see how the Indian audience responds to the new SUV hailing from the portfolio of the renowned British automaker.

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