The first product from MG Motor to come out of the brand’s stable is the Hector. Here’s why it will take the market by a storm.

MG Hector Front
The Hector looks quite appealing especially from the front

MG Motor is a subsidiary of SAIC Motor UK. The brand is stepping into India for the very first time with the Hector. Expectations are really high with the Hector, given that it is based on the Baojun 530. The Baojun 530 enjoys a fair share of sales in the Chinese market, thanks to the level of equipment it offers. With the SUV’s debut in May, we at MotorBeam tell you why the Hector will shake the SUV segment.

Powertrain Options

When launched in India, the MG Hector will be available with both petrol and diesel engine options. The diesel-powered Hector gets the same Fiat sourced 2.0-litre engine that powers the Tata Harrier and the Jeep Compass. However, it will get a higher state of tune, unlike the Harrier. This engine will only be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The setup will develop 173 PS of power and 350 Nm of torque. MG has already announced that the Hector will also get a home-sourced petrol engine. This 1.5-litre turbocharged unit churns out 143 PS of peak power and 250 Nm of peak torque. Moreover, the petrol engine will get the choice of both, a 6-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The Hector will be offered with a hybrid engine as well.