MG Motor gifts customized Hector SUV to paralympian Bhavina Patel
MG Motor, in collaboration with The Vadodara Marathon, has offered a customized MG Hector to Paralympics medalist from Gujarat, Bhavina Patel. She had bagged a silver medal in table tennis at Tokyo Paralympics. The SUV has been tailor-made to suit the requirements of a disabled person. This model is also said to be powered by a 1.5-liter petrol engine. Here are more details.
- MG Motor had promised a car to the paralympic medalist in August after she won a silver medal at Tokyo Paralympics held earlier this year. Abiding by the promise, the automaker has offered a Hector SUV with features like a hand-controlled lever and wheelchair attachments.
- Apart from MG, Mahindra had also announced a similar plan to honor paralympic medalists Avani Lekhara and Sumit Antil.
The MG Hector features a muscular built with a chrome studded grille, sleek LED headlights, blacked-out air dam, silvered skid plates, roof-mounted spoiler, LED taillights, a rear window wiper as well as defogger. On the sides, it is flanked by roof rails, black B-pillars, indicator-mounted ORVMs, and 18-inch alloy wheels. Dimensions-wise, the four-wheeler is 4,655mm long, 1,835mm wide, and has a wheelbase of 2,750mm.
The MG Hector made for Patel is fueled by a 1.5-liter petrol engine that churns out 141hp of power and 250Nm of peak torque. The motor comes mated to a DCT gearbox.
The MG Hector custom-made for Patel comes with wheelchair equipment, a hand-controlled lever, and standard features such as a sunroof, automatic climate control, a power steering wheel, and a dual-tone dashboard. It also houses a 10.39-inch touchscreen infotainment panel with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. For safety, there are six airbags, a 360-degree-view camera, electronic stability control, and ABS with EBD.
The standard MG Hector starts at Rs. 13.49 lakh for the base Style variant and goes up to Rs. 19.35 lakh for the top-spec Sharp model (both prices, ex-showroom).