Rumour: MG Hector to get a petrol-hybrid option


According to a media report, MG is likely to offer a petrol-hybrid version of the Hector SUV. It is expected to use a 48V mild-hybrid system.

The Hector hybrid is expected to use a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that produces 141 BHP and 250 Nm of torque. It will reportedly have 20 Nm of additional torque at low speeds courtesy of the 48V system. The system is expected to reduce turbo lag and improve low speed driveability. The hybrid version is also expected to get features such as regenerative braking and an automatic engine start-stop system. The SUV is rumoured to be 12% more fuel efficient than the petrol version.

The MG Hector is also expected to get a Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine option. This is the same engine that powers the Jeep Compass. It produces 171 BHP and 350 Nm of peak torque. 

If launched, the Hector hybrid will be the first 48V mild hybrid offering in the mass-market.

Source: Autocar India

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