MG has experienced tremendous success in India and now is willing to expand its portfolio. It will soon be launching the MG Hector Plus, which is a 7-seater version of the MG Hector. It was showcased recently at the Auto Expo 2020. To know more of this 7-seater MG Hector Plus, continue reading below.
From the exterior, it looks pretty much similar to the MG Hector, but possess some of the distinctive elements. First is, of course, the size, the vehicle is slightly bigger than than the MG Hector in terms of length, specifically 40 mm. Even looking closer, one will find out that the front is revised and is cleaner than the Hector. The front gets different headlamps and LED DRL setup than the shorter sibling.
The rear tail lamps are a split unit and not the continuous one, seen on the Hector. It gets a new dual-exit exhaust design. Overall the vehicle looks much cleaner and subtle now. It is expected with more distinctive colour options.
The engine options on the Hector Plus is likely to be same as the Hector. The engine options include total three- 2.0-litre diesel, 1.5-litre turbo petrol and a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol with a 48V mild hybrid system. The 2.0-litre diesel engine is capable of producing around 170 bhp and 350 Nm torque. While the 1.5-litre turbo-petrol and 48V mild-hybrid 1.5-litre turbo-petrol produce about 143 bhp and 250 Nm peak torque. The gearbox options are also expected to be similar to the Hector. The options include a 6-speed manual for all the engines, while the petrol model gets 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox option as well.
Interior and Features
The showcased model was a three-row 6-seater version with pilot seats in the middle row. However, it will also to be available in 7-seater version at the launch time. The interior is expected to have slight cosmetic tweaks, to distinguish it from the Hector. The quality of the upholstery and plastic is expected to be premium over the Hector.
Features are expected to be more or less similar to the MG Hector. It is expected to have MG’s iSmart Internet connectivity, 10.4-inch touch-screen infotainment system, 360-degree camera, front parking sensors, etc. Safety features are presumed to be included with 6-airbags, ABS with EBD, 3-point seatbelts and fatigue reminder and so. The top trims will be offering more premium features such as panoramic sunroof, powered tailgate and such.
The pricing of the MG Hector Plus is expected to have a premium of Rs 1-1.5 lakhs premium over the Hector. For reference, MG Hector starts at Rs 12.73 lakhs(ex-showroom) and goes up to Rs 20.25 lakhs(ex-showroom) for the top trim. The Plus model will be competing against the Mahindra XUV 500 and upcoming Tata Gravitas( 7-seater version of the Harrier). You can watch or walkaround video to have clear visuals about the vehicle.