MG Motor unveils 48V hybrid SUV Hector
MG Motor unveils 48V hybrid SUV Hector New Delhi: Morris Garages (MG) Motor on Wednesday has unveiled the Hector, India’s first internet car with 50+ connected features.

MG Hector comes with 19 exclusive features that make it the new benchmark in its segment, the company said in a statement.

Rajeev Chaba, President & Managing Director, MG Motor India said, “The MG Hector, as India’s first internet car, has been built with a high level of localization and comes power-packed with features, inside-out. As MG’s first offering in India, the Hector demonstrates our commitment to provide the best cars to Indian customers, that they love and appreciate.”

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According to the company, the next-gen iSMART technology in the Hector promises to deliver safe, connected and fun experiences with the HD touchscreen of 10.4 inches. It also 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 company claims.

The 48V mild hybrid technology is the latest global environmentally friendly engine technology that enables 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.

Hector will be available in both petrol and diesel engines. The 1.5 litre turbo-charged 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 litre diesel engine will deliver 170 PS at a peak torque of 350 Nm.

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. Pre-orders of Hector will begin next month, however, the dates will be announced within the next couple of weeks.

MG Motor India has invested Rs 2,200 crores so far to rebuild the Halol manufacturing facility and to roll out the Hector.

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