MG Hector spotted without any disguise before India-launch in mid-2019, might be priced close to Rs 15 lakh

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MG Hector spotted without any disguise before India-launch in mid-2019, might be priced close to Rs 15 lakh

The production of MG Hector will begin in the second quarter of 2019 at the company's manufacturing facility in Halol, Gujarat. MG Motor India aims to begin its journey in the country with over 75 per cent localisation level.

MG Motor India is all set to launch the Hector in the country. The company has already announced that the much talked about SUV will be introduced in India in the middle of 2019.

The production of MG Hector will begin in the second quarter of 2019 at the company's manufacturing facility in Halol, Gujarat. MG Motor India aims to begin its journey in the country with over 75 per cent localisation level.

On several occasions in the past, MG Hector has been spied testing in India. But the test mules have always been heavily camouflaged. Now, an image of a completely undisguised MG Hector has surfaced online.

Several media reports have claimed that MG Hector SUV will be based on Baojun 530. However, there will be major tweaks in it to suit the conditions in India.

MG Hector is expected to be 4,655 mm in length, 1,835 mm in width and 1,760 mm in height, with a wheelbase measuring 2,750 mm. The image is probably of the top variant of MG Hector, which shows the SUV featuring LED headlamps, LED DRLs and a bold grille upfront. There are multi-spoke alloy wheels and roof rails. There are expectations that MG Hector will get a panoramic sunroof as well.

Although the details about the technical specifications of MG Hector are not out yet, but reports have claimed that the SUV will be available in both petrol and diesel options. There might be a 1.5-litre petrol engine and a 2.0-litre diesel motor, which comes in with Jeep Compass as well. Apart from the manual gearbox, there might also be an option for an automatic transmission.

Expectations are that the introductory price of MG Hector in India will hover around Rs 15 lakh (ex-showroom). At this price, the upcoming SUV might give Jeep Compass and Tata Harrier a stiff competition. However, for the exact prices we will have to wait till an official announcement from MG Motor India.

Earlier this year, MG Motor India President and Managing Director Rajeev Chaba had said that based on the company's global platform, the Hector has been heavily re-engineered to enrich product attributes and suit the evolving preferences of the customers and Indian road conditions.

With 100 sales and service touch points in place by May 2019, we are confident that we will be able to exceed the market expectations with the Hector, Chaba had said.