Review Series#18; MG Hector

Overview

From the very first in around September 2019, Hector had created its mark in the automotive market among the SUV segment. MG had launched it, Hector, with Kia’s first Seltos, and both were in great demand at that time. Back then MG also introduced the new facelift version of the MG Hector around January 2021 which was kinda same as the previous one except for some minor changes. And now to continue with its spec stick to this next blog of Review Series!

On the Point

Engine and Spec’s

MG Hector is powered by one diesel and one petrol engine. The petrol motor features a 1.5L Turbocharged inter-cooled 4 cylinder engine producing a maximum power of around 141bhp@5000rpm with a torque output of 250Nm@1600-3600rpm. A 2.0L turbocharged diesel engine is used as an option for diesel which produces a maximum power of 167.68bhp@3750rpm with a torque output of 350Nm@1750-2500rpm. The petrol engine is available with Manual, CVT, and DCT transmissions. Moreover, the petrol engine also features Hybrid capabilities with a 48V hybrid battery. On to the diesel engine, it is only available with manual transmission.

For more specs refer to the Quick spec sheet:

Technology

With Exteriors

On the front, Hector gets LED DRL which also functions as a swipe indicator. The grill in the facelift version has been also filled with a full of chrome finish with the huge MG logo on its center. Under the DRL the headlamps feature a projector setup which further features automatic function. Moreover, one of the lamps in the headlight setup features a follow-me function.

On to the sides, the MG Hector absolutely looks stunning with the bigger tires in the facelifted version. Moreover, the ORVM’s has a lot more to talk about themselves the first is that they feature heated function, they are internally power-adjustable, they feature welcome light feature too. Other than the ORVM’s the side profile of the MG Hector looks really long and it is actually the fact that MG Hector is the longest in the segment which is adding more space and comfort experience to this longest in the segment vehicle.

The rear profile of the Hector has been revised in the facelifted version as earlier the car features a red reflector which joins the two tail lamps of course at the rear but now there is no such thing as such making the Hector looks more classic and minimalistic. The rear side also features twin fake exhausts along with the skid plate.

With Interiors

On to the interiors, believe me, the interior is so freaking nice the driver’s seat gets 6 ways to adjust power adjusts. The steering gets all the features in itself including the mounted steering control systems, controls for the instrument cluster. Moreover, the instrument cluster features two analog meters for speed and torque and in the center (between the two) there’s a panel that will show you all the information about the vehicle or the information which the infotainment system display.

On to the infotainment display, it’s the sleekest and the biggest one in the segment in my opinion. Moreover, it is well equipped with built-in Artificial intelligence which now also understands Hindi which MG calls Hinglish, and it is also equipped with an e-sim provided by Jio probably which makes it the ‘Internet Inside Car’.

Upon the seats, the front seats get the ventilated cooling feature and are very comfortable indeed. The rear seats are comfortable as well and also get three adjustable headrests for the middle rear passenger as well. The front seat also gets height-adjustable seat belts while the rear passengers get a dedicated AC vent and a USB charging socket along with the flat rear floor. All over the cabin feels very nice and comfortable with a good amount of legroom and headroom on offer. Moreover, with the humungous panoramic sunroof, the cabin is well lit as well.

On to the boot, first and foremost the boot gets an electric lid and the size is really large with the 587L on-paper specs. Moreover, the rear seats feature a 60:40 split which from which the boot space can be further enhanced.

Drawbacks

While MG Hector is an overall stylish, comfortable package but at the same time it has got certain limitations as well which are listed as under:

  • Slower Gear shifts: In the automatic transmission MG Hector gets a CVT and a DCT gearbox which is the industry-leading one but despite this, the gear transitions take time to upshift/downshift from a particular gear.
  • Slower acceleration: In the petrol motor which is a 1.5L Turbo intercooler unit the acceleration is not at all impressive. It takes around 13-15seconds to make it to 100kmph which is not at all good. However, considering the diesel option will be a good choice if you want an impressive acceleration.

Conclusion

Well, MG Hector is the longest, quite spacious, and comfortable SUV cum MUV vehicle with lots of technologies and connectivities integrated within it. And to be honest it will be a good buy if you are thinking of it as an option.

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Credits: All the images have been taken from the official YouTube channel of MG India.

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