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MG Motor India has unveiled the much-awaited Hector, which according to the company is India’s first internet car with 50+ connected features. As India’s first 48V hybrid SUV, the MG Hector comes with 19 exclusive features that make it the new benchmark in its segment.

With internet inside, the next-gen i-SMART technology in the Hector promises to deliver safe, connected and fun experiences with the biggest HD touchscreen in its segment at 10.4 inches. The Hector will also be the first car with a 48-volt mild-hybrid architecture in its segment. With this, MG Motor becomes the first mainstream carmaker in India to bring 48V technology to the mass market segment.

The 48V mild hybrid technology is the latest global environmentally friendly engine technology that enables a reduction in petrol engine emissions. A 48-volt lithium-ion battery helps store energy and provide extra torque assistance of up to 20 Nm when required, resulting in a smoother drive.

Equipped with MG’s signature design cues including the star-rider grille, the MG Hector heralds a new era for the British marquee in India. Its character lines are defined by geometric shapes, horizontal flow, and symmetry. The Hector measures 4655 mm in length and has a wheelbase of 2750 mm.  The boot capacity is measured at 587 liters with the seats upright.

The Hector will be available in both petrol and diesel engines, right from its launch next month. The 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol engine delivers 143 PS power at a peak torque of 250 Nm and will be available in both manual and automatic transmissions. Its 2.0-liter diesel engine will deliver 170 PS at a peak torque of 350 Nm, with best-in-class fuel efficiency. The dual-clutch automatic transmission will be offered with the petrol motor.

Select petrol manual trims will come with the 48V mild hybrid technology, with best-in-class fuel efficiency in the segment. The Hybrid variants will be powered by a 48 Volt lithium-ion battery that is four times more capable than the current offerings in the Indian mass market segment. With three key functions – Engine Auto Start Stop, Regenerative Braking, and E-Boost – the combination provides a great driving experience while reducing emissions by up to 12%.

MG Motor India will begin shipments of the Hector SUV within the next few weeks to its widespread network of 120 outlets across 50 cities. The carmaker aims to expand its network to 250 outlets by the end of September this year. Similarly, the Hector is rumored to make its Nepal debut at this year’s NADA Auto Show.
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