Car number plate india design: MG Hector 1.5 Petrol Hybrid & 2.0 Diesel in CarToq’s Test Drive Review

The 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol motor is good for an impressive 143 PS of power and a peak torque of 250 Nm. If you are looking for immediate thrills, the engine will disappoint you. Instead, the linear power delivery and lack of turbo lag are what will be appreciated by most owners. Don’t get me wrong – pedal to the metal, the engine does respond and rev hard before hitting the limiter at 5,900 rpm. In the process, it does 49 in the first gear and 85 in the second. A small capacity turbo engine is prone to lack of punch under 1500rpm but this is where Hector’s motor keeps you happy. Pottering around in traffic and closing in on gaps is easy and out on open roads, at an indicated 80 km/h, the motor literally sleeps at just 1750 rpm. The 6-speed’ box does aid efficiency on highways and is also a joy to use in terms of shift quality and a light clutch. The certified economy stands at almost 16 kmpl which is as good a diesel XUV500! Also, if you watch the video above, you will clearly get to hear the mild hybrid’s ‘electric’ whizz along with the petrol engine’s engine note. Sounds difference, no?

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