The MG Hector Anniversary Edition has been introduced. The special edition model is priced at Rs 13.63 lakh for the petrol-manual version and Rs 14.99 lakh for the diesel-manual variant (all prices, ex-showroom, India, except Kerala). To commemorate the mid-size SUV’s launch on June 27 last year, MG is providing additional kit as well as special finance offers with the Hector Anniversary Edition.
Anniversary Edition model based on the lower mid-spec Super trim.
Gets added accessories as standard.
Offered with a buyback scheme and low EMI option.
MG Hector Anniversary Edition: What more does it get?
The Anniversary Edition model is priced on par with the lower mid-spec Super trim that it is based on. However, being the celebratory version, it gets added accessories like a wireless mobile charger and air purifier, which are not available as standard, even on the higher Smart and Sharp trim levels. This puts the Hector on a more even footing with the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos which come equipped with these features on their range-topping variants.
MG has also provided the special edition model with Singapore-based firm, Medklinn’s cabin sterilisation tech that is said to eliminate bacteria and viruses using “active oxygen”. Other than that, there are no changes to the features list, which includes a 10.4-inch touchscreen with smartphone connectivity, LED headlamps and DRLs, alloy wheels, cruise control, dual airbags, ABS, traction control, ESP, a rear-view camera and front and rear parking sensors.
When the MG Hector was launched last year, the automaker had also introduced a buyback scheme under its MG Shield programme that assured a buyback option for the vehicle after three years, at 60 percent of the original ex-showroom price. The company is now extending the offer to the Anniversary Edition model, bundled with zero down-payment and an EMI of Rs 22,222.
MG Hector Anniversary Edition: What engine options is it available with?
The special edition mid-size SUV comes with either a 143hp, 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine or a 170hp, 2.0-litre diesel mill. Both powertrains get a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard. The limited-run model, however, misses out on 6-speed DCT auto gearbox and 48V mild-hybrid options for the petrol powertrain.
MG Hector: Which models does it rival?
Available in four trim levels and as many engine-gearbox options, the MG Hector is priced at Rs 12.92-18.00 lakh (ex-showroom, India, except Kerala). At this price point, it not only rivals the Tata Harrier, but also the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and Nissan Kicks.
MG recently launched the six-seat Hector Plus in our market. With a pair of captain seats for the second row, the Hector-derivative puts a greater focus on rear seat comfort, in addition to the flexibility of a third row of seats. The automaker is now gearing up for the market debut of the MG Gloster full-size SUV that is slated for a launch before Diwali this year.
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