MG Hector – India’s first Internet Car launched at Rs 12.18 Lakhs


MG (Morris Garages) Motor India has today launched the much-awaited HECTOR at a very special introductory price of INR 12.18 Lakhs to INR 16.88 Lakhs  (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

The MG HECTOR, India’s first internet car, has been launched with India’s best vehicle ownership package – the “MG Shield”. It provides private owners free-of-charge 5-year comprehensive manufacturer warranty for unlimited kilometers – the best factory warranty for any vehicle sold in India. It also includes round-the-clock roadside assistance (RSA) for a period of 5 years and no labour charges for the first 5 scheduled vehicle services.

The HECTOR further offers prepaid maintenance plans starting as low as INR 8,000 for the first three years. Its total cost of ownership (TCO) is the lowest in the segment starting at INR 45 paise per kilometer for the petrol and at INR 49 paise per kilometer for the diesel.

In addition, MG assures customers of the resale value of the HECTOR at a compelling value proposition under the “3-60” plan. Under this plan, MG has tied up with automotive portal CarDekho and the latter will buyback the MG HECTOR at a residual value of 60% upon completion of three years of ownership. All these elements under “MG Shield” are aimed at enhancing the customer experience and providing complete peace of mind.

MG has already received 10,000+ bookings for the HECTOR in 23 days since pre-orders began on June 4. Deliveries to customers who have pre-booked the MG HECTOR have been slated from the first week of July through its network of 120 centers across India, which the carmaker aims to expand further to 250 centers by September this year.

The ‘Made in India’ MG HECTOR is available in a total of 11 combinations across 4 variants namely Style, Super, Smart and Sharp. It comes with 3 engine options – Petrol, Petrol Hybrid and Diesel. The petrol is available in both manual and automatic transmissions. The prices of all the variants are given below:

Ex-Showroom Delhi Prices (INR Lacs)
Petrol MT12.1812.98
Petrol Hybrid MT13.5814.6815.88
Petrol DCT15.2816.78
Diesel MT13.1814.1815.4816.88

The HECTOR’s 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine delivers 143 PS power at a peak torque of 250 Nm while the 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine will deliver 170 PS at a peak torque of 350 Nm. It comes with best-in-class fuel efficiency for both petrol and diesel with the Petrol Hybrid MT returning 15.81 km/l and diesel 17.41 km/l, as per ARAI.

The MG HECTOR has been tested for over one million kilometers in India before entering production and comes with 25 safety features as standard, making it one of the safest SUVs on sale today. At 10.4 inches, it has the biggest HD touchscreen in its segment featuring iSMART and also has Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity options. It also comes with LED daytime running lights, panoramic sunroof, 360-degree camera, cruise control, electrically adjustable front seats and heated ORVMs. The HECTOR is also the first car in its segment with a sophisticated mild-hybrid architecture that uses a 48-volt lithium-ion battery to store energy and provide extra torque assistance of up to 20 Nm.

As per the announcement made earlier, MG India has also tied up with Myles to offer the HECTOR on a subscription basis in select metro cities including Delhi, Mumbai & Bangalore over the next quarter.

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