MG Hector is spied testing yet again. This time it was seen being benchmarked against the Hyundai Tucson and the Honda CR-V. This benchmark test throws some light as to the targeted audience for the Hector.
In the images, the Hector appears to be taller and bigger overall compared to both the Tucson and the CR-V. This may translate into more spacious interiors compared to its competitors.
This new spy shot also exposes some exterior details. We can see a honeycomb pattern front grille on the car. It also gets a dual headlamp setup with the DRLs placed above the main headlamp unit. This is similar to the setup found on the Tata Harrier for comparison. It also looks like the Hector may sport 17-inch alloys similar to the Tucson. The CR-V, on the other hand, gets bigger 18-inch alloys.
MG Hector features and engine
The Hector is also expected to outperform its competitors when it comes to features. It gets luxury touches like leather seats and soft touch material on the dashboard. It also gets a unique in segment 360-degree camera setup. This camera is connected to a large vertical touchscreen display unit. Other features include a panoramic sunroof, rear AC vents, a TFT multi-info display, power adjustable seats, cruise control, and an electronic parking brake.
The car is expected to run on a 1.5-liter turbo-petrol and a 2.0-liter diesel motor. Power figures will come in around 170hp. This may make it more powerful than both the Tucson and the CR-V petrol variants. But the Tucson diesel engine may remain the superior one with its 185hp power figure. Although not much is know about the transmission in the Hector, it is expected to come in both 6-speed manual and automatic options.