MG Motors India has officially announced the name of its first India bound car as Hector. The Hector will be manufactured at the company’s plant in Halol Gujarat with 75% localisation.
Borrowing its name from the legendary British biplane and the armies of the Troy the MG Hector will be based on the Baojun 530. MG’s Hector will rival the likes of the Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Compass and soon to be launched Tata Harrier.
The teaser video has also partially revealed the instrument cluster of the MG Hector
MG has also released a teaser video of the Hector SUV revealing some interesting design details. The teaser video shows the Hector being drivern through a snow filled mountain thus showing of its off-roading capabilities and ability to tackle higher or lower temperatures as well.
We wouldn’t deny the fact that the exterior design of the Hector is hidden under camouflage, however what is visible is large front grille finished off in black and the sleek daytime running lamps that also double up as a side indicators.MG has also integrated a cool welcome function into the daytime running lamps that flashes a bright orange light everytime the car is locked or unlocked.
MG might not have released any details on the equipment front but leaked images of the interior have confirmed that the hector will be feature loaded. A large vertically placed touchscreen will take care of the inforrtainment duties and will also receive a first in segment 360-degree camera to aid easier parking.
Under the hood of the MG Hector will come with petrol and diesel engines along with manual and automatic transmission options.