While it clinched the title of being India's first connected SUV, it will face fierce competition in its segment. Among its rivals are the Jeep Compass and Hyundai Creta.
Chinese-owned British carmaker MG Motors made its debut in India today with the launch of their SUV, the Hector. While it clinched the title of being India's first connected SUV, it will face fierce competition in the segment. Among its rivals are the Jeep Compass and Hyundai Creta.
The Jeep Compass is a premium SUV in India, with posh features and a sturdy engine. It recently received an update in the form of an all-new Sport Plus variant, along with being spotted in a rugged avatar, dubbed the Trailhawk.
Hyundai Creta, on the other hand, was accepted as one of India's most popular SUVs, when it clocked a maximum waiting period of 12 weeks which is the highest in its segment. While it is already at-par with most of the other cars in its segment, the Korean automaker is already working on the next-generation Creta.
While both the Jeep Compass and Hyundai Creta offer appealing features, MG has decked the Hector with premium features as well.
That said, here is an overview of how the diesel variant stacks up against its rivals:
|Engine||2L, turbo diesel||2L diesel||1.6L diesel|
|Transmission||6-speed manual/DCT||6-speed manual||6-speed manual|
|Price||Rs 10-16 lakh (Expected)||Rs 16.54 lakh-Rs 22.85 lakh||Rs 10 lakh-Rs 15.17 lakh|
|One Touch Tail Gate||Yes||No||No|
|Automatic climate control||No||Dual zone||Yes|
|Leather upholstery||Yes||Yes||Yes (Leatherette)|
|Phone app connectivity||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Fuel Capacity||65-70L (Expected)||60L||55L|
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