MG stands for Morris Garages, a British brand that’s been around for decades. It was renowned for making quick sports cars back in the day. It was bought by the Nanjing Automotive Group in 2006 and was later acquired by a Chinese brand called SAIC in 2011. here is a brief guide on MG Hector specifications and flexibilities.
The manufacturer has since focused on producing SUVs and sedans. The MG Hector is their first product, and with the current scenario of SUVs in India, it only seemed right for the Hector to make its foray in our market. We tell you why it’s worth considering.
The styling of Hector
There’s no doubt that the Hector has massive road presence, thanks to its sheer size. At the front, the main headlight lower down in the bumper with LED DRLs placed above.
It gets a huge chrome grille that’s a bit in-your-face and is flanked by the slender DRLs. There’s a lot of chrome visible, and it sports C-shaped headlamp housings. You will also notice an air intake in the lower portion of the bumper along with a huge skid plate, giving it a butch stance from the front. However, the 17-inch wheels don’t fill up the wheel arches sufficiently.
Viewed from the side, Hector’s sheer length is clearly visible, but somehow, it doesn’t look very proportionate. The Hector also gets a floating roof, thanks to the blacked-out D-pillar. At the back, it gets a scuff plate and the taillights are connected by a reflector strip running through the middle.
Dimensions-wise, the Hector measures 4655mm in length, 1835mm in width and 1760mm in height. The Hector is sold in five colours: Glaze Red, Burgundy Red, Starry Black, Aurora Silver and Candy White.
Hector’s Inside the cabin
Visibility from inside the cabin is excellent, thanks to the huge windows, and getting in and out of the MG Hector is a breeze. The six-way electrically adjustable seat ensures you find a good driving position.
The dashboard looks like it’s built of the good stuff, and features a large touchscreen infotainment system. And the dashboard, thankfully, isn’t cluttered with buttons. There are lots of small storage places in the cabin. The quality and finish leave no room for complaints as everything feels premium, including the artificial.
There’s space in abundance in the Hector; it’s bigger on the inside than the Compass too. That huge sunroof gives the cabin a roomier feeling, and the seats offer sufficient support and comfort. Boot space, at 587 litres, is the best in this segment.
In terms of features, it is equipped with mood lighting in 8 colours, internet connectivity via SIM, cruise control, heated ORVMs, rain-sensing wipers, panoramic sunroof, 4-way electrically adjustable co-driver’s seat, cooled glovebox, a 7.0-inch multi-information display, automatic headlamps, navigation, 6-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat, a 10.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system, rear AC vents and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Safety features include reverse parking sensors, a 360-degree camera, rear camera, ABS with EBD, ESP and 6 airbags.
How it looks on the road
One of the main qualities of MG Hector specifications and flexibilities is how MG looks on the road. The Hector we’re driving is powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine that makes 170bhp and 350Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission with power being sent to the front wheels.
On starting the engine, you’ll notice some diesel clatter. Initially, there is some turbo lag, but after 2000rpm, the motor begins to show us its true colours. However, the engine tends to get noisier and feels like it’s running out of breath. The gearshifts feel a bit notchy, and the clutch is heavy. The Hector feels at home out on the highways.
The steering isn’t all that responsive and doesn’t have any weight to it, and due to Hector’s weight, making quick direction changes is a bit of a challenge. Body roll is more than evident too. Hector isn’t like one of those cars who like to be hustled, around the corners.
If we say this in one line, the SUV is planted and stable. Thanks to the softly tuned suspension, it soaks in bumps effortlessly. The Hector delivers a fuel efficiency figure of 17.41kpl
The final word and closing remarks
The Hector impresses with its premium looks, up-market cabin and comes packed with equipment. It also handles bad roads well and is a comfortable SUV for five occupants.
Anyone on the lookout for a roomy and tech-laden SUV, the Hector promises to fulfil your demands. It is indeed a very promising product from MG.
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