The MG Hector is a vehicle that has created a buzz in the Indian car market. It has also been priced lower and offered along with a lot of complementary service plans. This is a great move for the auto car manufacturer that has just ventured into the market. The MG Hector 7-Seater will be a cherry on top. The 5 seater version of hector is a spacious car and has an ample amount of boot space. This means that creating a 7 seater version of the hector will be much easier than bringing an entirely new vehicle in the market. This will be the second car by MG in the market.
MG Hector 7-Seater Launch
The launch of the MG Hector 7-Seater will be in 2020. The car has been spotted testing recently but MG is currently facing issues of the to meet with the demand of hector. So introducing a new vehicle at this time will be a bit of a risk. More details about the launch of the 7 seater will be confirmed after the deliveries of the Hector are resumed in October. To add to this MG is offering the MG shield which gives after-sales services free of cost or complementary. This means that if they introduce another vehicle at such introductory period then they might incur some losses at the cost of gaining people’s faith.
MG Hector 7-Seater Price
The price of the 7 seater version of Hector will be priced from Rs 14 lakhs to Rs 18 lakhs. This means that it might create a dilemma in the minds of the customer whether to buy a 7 seater base model or go for the 5 seater better model. This will ensure that the sales of all the trims at par with each other. This pricing will also give it an edge over the competition. Comparatively the MG Hector 7 Seater will be priced lesser than the competition. All this will result in better sales of both the vehicle.
MG Hector 7-Seater Engine
As of now, there is no confirmation on the engine of this particular 7 seater. As the trend goes the engine on the regular hector is powerful enough to take the load of a seven seater. This will be the 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol engine and a 2.0-liter turbo diesel. A manual gearbox is a 6-speed unit while the automatic is a dual-clutch set-up. The 1.5-liter turbo-petrol in the MG Hector is going to produce 143bhp of power along with 250Nm of peak torque. Both engines will be sourced from Fiat. The power and torque combo makes it a perfect companion in the city. Along with this, the DCT gearbox is butter smooth and quick with shifts.
MG Hector 7-Seater Spy Shots
MG Hector 7-Seater Hybrid
MG is also offering the car with a hybrid variant that uses a 48-volt mild hybrid system. A 48-volt lithium-ion battery helps store energy and provide extra torque assistance of up to 20 Nm when required. The combination also helps in reducing emissions by up to 12 percent using three key functions – Engine Auto Start-Stop, Regenerative Braking and E-Boost. The hybrid system has one disadvantage. This eats up space under the first row passenger seat. Although this is small, what it does is that it does not leave any space for electric seat adjustment to the front passenger seat.
MG Hector 7 Seater I-Smart Features
Coming back to the I-Smart technology on the car, this gets a large 10.4-inch touchscreen that acts as the center console of the car which will also get tech connectivity features like eSIM which is in collaboration with Airtel. The car gets OTA (Over The Air) technology and updates and the OS, experience, apps and interface of this system is developed by MG India in collaboration with companies like Airtel, Cisco, Adobe, AccuWeather Microsoft, SAP, Nuance, Ganna, Panasonic and TomTom. Another new development is that the car will have tech connectivity features like eSIM.
The car aims at offering a connected mobility experience that would be able to do almost everything that a smartphone can. The OS on this car will be designed to behave in complete pairing with the phone and thereby we can expect a feature like Mirror-Link too. The platform will not just be able to inform drivers about the car’s health but can also provide passenger health information. With an eSIM, the car will offer always-connected experience with navigation, apps, multimedia and transactions as well. This connected car is IPv6 ready and is OTA-enabled which is similar to getting OTA updates on smartphones and MG could push out software features and inform drivers about the health of car parts, etc directly. OTA mobility is something seen on Tesla cars.
MG Hector 7 Seater Exterior
From the front, the vehicle exactly remains the same as the hector. Its exterior styling is boxy and traditional. It also gets 17-inch alloy wheels. The car will also get a DRLs which will turn into turn signals like the Harrier. The above image shows us how this DRL will be an individual unit, separate from the main headlight cluster. The front grill is the same as on the hector. The daytime running lights are placed in line with the hood line. The headlights have been placed below it. They also engulf the fog lamps. The lower part of the grille gets a skid plate. It a faux skid plate but adds to the visual appeal. The main grille hosts the big and bold MG logo. The side profile will consist of body-colored door handles and ORVMs with alloy wheels.
Coming to the sides, the vehicle is longer. The place where it increases is the overhang. Visual the difference will be only seen when the 5 seater and 7 seater are parked next to each other. This also means that there will be some compromise on the boot space.
MG Hector 7 Seater Interior
The interiors won’t be any different from the Hector 5 seater. Panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting, a digital instrument console and features like lane assist, park assist will be provided in the topmost variant. The interiors will be of light colour and will give a sense of additional space. To add to all this the vehicle will get ambient lighting. This will be only on the top model of the seven-seater. Looking at the market MG might also launch a very basic vehicle whose target audience will be travel companies.
MG Hector 7 Seater Safety
- ELECTRONIC STABILITY PROGRAM
Electronic Stability Program improves the car’s stability by detecting and reducing lack of traction. ESP detects loss of steering control and automatically applies the brakes to help steer the car where the driver intends to go
- TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM
MG Hector is engineered to deliver the best driving experience. Our Traction Control System helps us achieve that by avoiding the wheel-slip, and keeping the car under control during slipping or skidding.
- HILL HOLD CONTROL
We’ve made sure that you feel safe driving on any terrain. The Hill Hold Control system lets you enjoy the mountains as much as the highway. It prevents roll back on a slope when you release the brake and switch to the accelerator pedal.
Anti-Brake System and the Electronic Brake-Distribution System take care of the engine and the braking system during sudden braking. It also keeps you from skidding even when you brake really hard.
- BRAKE ASSIST
A travel sensor attached to the brake pedal allows the Brake Assist system to detect when the driver attempts an emergency stop and, regardless of the amount of pressure actually applied, apply maximum braking force until the car is brought to a halt. Hence, keeping you and your car safe in emergency situations.
- ROLL FORMED DOOR BEAMS
MG Hector uses rolled form door beams which improve strength and rigidity for doors as compared to flat stamped beams. They have larger cross-section area which makes the door stronger and safer to withstand impact.
MG Hector 7 Seater Colours
- Candy White.
- Starry Black.
- Glaze Red.
- Burgundy Red Metallic.
- Aurora Silver.
Along with these colour options, the 7 seater will be provided with dual-tone options. The 7 seaters will also get some premium colours too.
MG Hector 7 Seater Competition
Mahindra XUV 500, Mahindra Scorpio, Tata Hexa and the upcoming Tata Buzzard will be competitors to the car. Along with is being a seven-seater this vehicle might also compete with the Toyota Innova and the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavor.