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MG India's first SUV named Hector

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MG Motor's first SUV for the Indian market has been named the Hector. According to the company, the name draws inspiration from the Royal Hector biplane used by the British in the 1930s.

The MG Hector shares its underpinnings with the Baojun 530 and the Wuling Almaz. Spy images indicate that the SUV has similar proportions to the Baojun 530. It has a hexagonal grille with the MG logo in the centre. The grille is flanked by slim LED DRLs, while the headlamps are placed lower down. The car features flared wheel arches, ORVMs with integrated turn signals, roof rails and wraparound tail lamps. 

MG hasn't revealed technical details about the SUV. However, it is expected to come with a BS-VI compliant 1.5-litre, turbocharged petrol engine and a Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre, turbocharged diesel unit. It is likely to get optional automatic transmission.

The SUV is expected to get safety features like ABS, traction control, tyre pressure monitoring system and a 360-degree camera.

The MG Hector is likely to be launched by mid-2019 and is expected to rival the Jeep Compass.

 
 
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