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Hector, MG Motor’s first SUV in India, hits the one-thousand milestone in three years

The MG Hector SUV has reached the main production milestone in India. The SUV, which was the automaker’s first model in the country when it first debuted in 2019, has already reached a thousand units. The landmark unit, a red Hector SUV, hit the market today (October 20) from MG Motor’s facility in Halol, Gujarat. Dubbed India’s first ‘Internet SUV’, the Hector remains MG Motor’s best-selling model.

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13:23 pm on December 20, 2022

MG Motor hit a major milestone with the Hector SUV when it rolled out this unit from its base.
MG Motor hit a major milestone with the Hector SUV when it rolled out this unit from its base.

The Hector SUVs, along with Astor SUVs, form the mainstay of MG Motor’s sales in India. Averaging around 1,500 units a month, Hector has led MG Motor’s fleet in terms of sales since it was launched in India three years ago. For 2021, MG offered a slightly upgraded version of the SUV. It is also expected to have a new generation version with some upgrades next month.

MG Motor offers the Hector SUV starting at $14.42 lakh (old gallery). Offered with both petrol and diesel engines, paired with manual as well as CVT transmission options, the top-spec variant of the Hector SUV is now available at $20.36 lakh (old gallery). It competes with things like tata Harrier, Hyundai Alcazar, Mahindra Scorpio N and Mahindra XUV700. Model prices will increase from January when the automaker increases prices for all models.

The upcoming MG Hector is coming next month. In the new generation, Hector SUV will have design changes and be equipped with more features. According to what the automaker has confirmed so far, the new Hector will feature a new grille with chrome accents and gloss black details around as well as headlight housings. There’s also a new slide with chrome inserts.

The new MG Hector will also boast the largest infotainment screen in its segment when the SUV is launched in January. The 14-inch touchscreen infotainment system will be positioned vertically on the dashboard and will be updated with a new user interface and i-Smart technology.

The 2023 Hector is expected to also come with ADAS or Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. So there might be features like blind spot detection, adaptive cruise control, stop and go traffic assist, rear cross traffic detection, lane departure warning, lane keep assist and forward collision warning.

First published date: 13:23 PM IST December 20, 2022


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