The MG Hector has been a hit in India, with bookings resuming in September 2019. As a result, the company hiked the prices of the new model by 30,000 or 40,000 rupees, depending on the variant. In fact, the new car is selling so well that MG had to extend the booking period till the second month of 2020. However, the company is battling backlogs at its Gujarat plant by adding another shift. While the company has a huge backlog, Hector sales have reached over 8,000 units in the domestic market. And as it continues to do so, more dealerships are being opened to expand its reach.
MG Hector Plus 2022 tyres and wheels
The MG Hector is one of the most popular SUVs in India and the first internet-enabled model. It outclasses the likes of Jeep Compass, Mahindra XUV500, Hyundai Creta, and more. However, there has been some controversy regarding the tyres of this SUV. The tyres of the MG Hector are available in different sizes, so the right choice is vital.
The MG Hector Plus has a fuel tank capacity of 60 gallons, a boot volume of 155 litres, and a ground clearance of 196mm. The tyres are the same on both the base and the top models. The base model comes with 215/60 R17 tyres, while the top-spec 2022 model comes with 255/60 R17 tyres. Larger wheels give the car better styling and handling, but they also reduce mileage and performance.
The MG Hector Plus has five doors and front and rear Disc brakes. Its suspensions are Macpherson strut with stabiliser bars. The wheels are R17. The vehicle measures 4720mm in length, 1760mm in width, and 2750mm in wheelbase. It has a 60-litre fuel tank. Its main rivals include the Mahindra Thar, the Tata Safari, and the Tata Nexon EV.
The MG Hector Plus features a second row captain seat and third row seating. It has generous leather usage, eight-colour ambient lighting, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The interior is luxurious and has numerous features, including a sunroof, front and rear reading lights, and heated ORVMs. It also includes the i-Smart voice assistant for seamless connectivity and exceptional comfort.
MG Hector 2.0 TD 2020 tyres and wheels
MG Hector’s tyres and wheels are very important. The right choice of tyres and wheels will give your SUV great performance on both dry and wet roads. Its standard tyres are 215/60 R 17 and it comes with a set of disc brakes and a spare wheel. The bolt pattern on its wheels is same as the standard ones. There are five bolts for mounting discs. The distance between them is 114.30 millimeters. The recommended pressure of tyres is 34 PSI or 2.3 bar. For more information, you can contact the manufacturers.
The exterior design of the MG Hector could divide opinion. Its front fascia, grille, and wheel arches are all finished in thermo-pressed chrome. Its roofline is tall with massive overhangs on both sides. Its 17-inch wheels have a small look compared to the rest of the car. They also make the car appear like a crossover MPV with its massive wheel arches.
The MG Hector is the first model in the company’s India line that Morris Garages has launched in the country. It is offered in four variants with two engine options and soon gained popularity among the masses. While it is not as tall or wide as the Harrier or XUV500, it is a big SUV. It has a maximum boot capacity of 587 litres.
The interior is recognisable, with its new black and champagne colour scheme. While it is familiar, the new interior is more modern, with softer materials and an improved fit and polish. The driving position is commanding, with large windows and a 10-inch touchscreen that is virtually impossible to ignore. The updated i-SMART system, along with Hinglish voice commands, give you a better understanding of the car’s controls.
While the facelift of the MG Hector brings no mechanical changes, it continues with the same petrol and diesel engines. The 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine develops 143bhp at 5,000 rpm and 250Nm of torque between 1,600 and 3,600 rpm. The 2.0-litre diesel engine produces 170bhp and 350Nm of torque. The petrol hybrid version features a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine with 48V hybrid technology and the same power figures. The diesel engine delivers 172bhp at 3,750 rpm and is fitted with a six-speed manual or DCT transmission.