The MG Hector will be offered with multiple powertrain options including a petrol hybrid.
MG Motor India will officially reveal the upcoming Hector in the coming few days and it has now been learnt that the SUV is going to be offered with multiple powertrain options like petrol, diesel and petrol hybrid. The MG Hector hybrid will come with a 48V mild-hybrid system.
The mild-hybrid system will be mated to a 1.5-litre, turbo petrol engine churning out 143 HP and the hybrid system will help the vehicle achieve 20 Nm of additional torque at low speeds, thus enabling the vehicle to have better acceleration and minimal turbo lag in city traffic.
The MG Hector hybrid will also get regenerative braking which will make use of the vehicle’s kinetic energy to charge the 48V battery. MG will also equip the SUV with auto start-stop like we’ve seen in other mild-hybrids. The petrol hybrid variant is likely to be about 12% more efficient than the standard petrol variant.
It is expected that the hybrid variant will be cheaper than the diesel variant because the latter will comply with BS6 norms which will eventually result in higher costs. The Hector will also comply with the upcoming CAFE norms. The Hector will get the same 2.0-litre diesel engine that powers the Jeep Compass and Tata Harrier.
MG Hector Hybrid
– Will get a 48V battery with additional 20 Nm
– Will get auto start-stop, regenerative braking
– Likely to be 12% more efficient than petrol engine
Source – AutocarIndia.com