DCTs are expensive and their maintenance cost is also high. As a result, people who own a vehicle with this kind of gearbox pay more than usual at every stage. For sure, this is one of the best types of gearbox available in the market but SUVs aren’t always meant to be pushed hard and fast. Recently, MG Motor India has decided to replace it with a CVT gearbox on the Hector to keep the overall price in check.
Of course, this decision could disappoint enthusiasts but in the end, CVT gearboxes do their job decently. Want to learn more about this setup? Let’s check out all the related details down below.
- MG Hector will no longer be available with Petrol-DCT variants.
- The newly introduced CVT gearbox will replace the DCT models.
- Will be powered by the same 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine.
MG Motor introduced petrol-CVT at the time when even the petrol-DCT model was available. Looks like the demand for the former one was more and that was the only reason why the manufacturer want to stick to it.
The engine that powers the updated Hector is a 141BHP, 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine. For your information, this engine is currently available with either a 6-speed manual or an 8-step CVT gearbox. There’s even a mile muncher diesel engine. However, it is only available with a manual gearbox.
Talking about the features of the updated Hector, it is available with a massive 10.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a wireless charger, connected car tech, panoramic sunroof and ambient lighting to name a few.
Occupants safety on the other hand is ensured by up to six airbags, ABS with EBD, 360-degree camera and rear parking sensors.
How smooth are the transmissions on a CVT gearbox?
Not as smooth as the DCT but just to make it clear, CVT gearboxes do their job decently. The only issue with the CVT gearbox is that it throws a rubber band effect when you push your vehicle hard and fast.
In India, MG Hector compares with other well-established compact SUVs such as Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Tata Harrier and Mahindra XUV700. Planning to enter this segment? Here are more details related to the updated Harrier down below.
Initially, Tata Motors came up with a manual gearbox on the Harrier but as soon as the demand for an automatic version was there, the brand without any second thought introduced it in no time.
For your information, Harrier is only available with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine with overall output rated at 170PS and 350Nm. Feature-wise it is loaded with a panoramic sunroof, JBL surround sound system, 7-inch semi-digital instrument cluster and 6 airbags to name a few.
|Engine||2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel|
|Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)||Rs.14.39 Lakhs to Rs.21.19 Lakhs|