Morris Garages entered in India in the year 2019 with their 5 seater SUV MG Hector. MG Hector since the launch was very well received by the Indian Customers. As Industry is switching from BS4 to BS6, MG too launched the BS6 Diesel version of MG Hector SUV. MG had already upgraded the petrol variant of the Hector to meet the BS6 norms, but at that time the diesel variant was still a BS4.
With the MG Hector petrol already upgraded for BS6 emission standards, it was only a matter of time before BS6 diesel versions of the SUV rolled out too. The BS6-compliant Hector diesel is priced from Rs 13.88 lakh for the entry-level Style variant and goes up to Rs 17.73 lakh for the fully loaded Sharp trim. This means that prices are up in the region of Rs 40,000-45,000 across all variants.
Powering the BS6 variant remains the same 2.0-litre Fiat-sourced diesel engine which continues to pump out 168.4bhp of power and 350Nm of peak torque (figures same as the BS4 motor). The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox only.
On the outside, the SUV remains unchanged and gets features like a massive chrome grille with the ‘MG’ Logo, dual-headlamp clusters, with the LED DRLs ( also acts as dynamic turn indicators) on top and the main LED light cluster down on the bumpers. The front bumper also houses scuff plates and a large air-intake at the center as well. It also gets 17-inch dual-tone diamond-cut alloy wheels, LED wraparound taillights which get integrated dynamic LED turn indicators.
MG will also launch the three-row version of the SUV, called the Hector Plus. The MG Hector Plus will come powered by the same 2.0-litre diesel engine but is expected to boast added features.