MG Motor India has recently revealed that the Hector Plus will be launching its new SUV in July 2020. The MG Hector Plus was showcased at the Auto Expo 2020 as a six-and seven-seater. It comes with captain seats for the middle row occupants. It’s also the first Hector in India to come with a third row of seats. While the initial idea is that this would be a Mahindra XUV500 or even a competitor to TATA Gravitas, the MG wants to assemble two parts with this car. MG Motor India is powered by Toyota Innova Crysta with Hector Plus.
- New grille design
- Revamped LED headlamps
- New alloy wheels
- Revised tail lamps
- New bumpers.
As for the price, the MG Hector Plus can start from Rs 16 lakh, with diesel price at Rs 18 lakh, previous showroom. This should make it at least a few thousand rupees cheaper than the Innova Crysta.
Except for its length, Hector Plus shares all its dimensions with the standard model. This increase in length can be attributed to the modified rear bumper.
|Length (mm)||4,695(40 mm longer)|
Engine and Mileage
Under the hood, the MG Hector Plus comes with three engine options: a 170PS 2.0-liter diesel, a 143PS 1.5-liter petrol and a 143PS 1.5-litre mild-hybrid.
Powering the Hector Plus will likely be the same BS6-compliant petrol and diesel engines. These include the 170hp/350Nm, 2.0-liter diesel engine, 143hp/250Nm, 1.5-litre turbo-petrol motor, and 1.5-liter petrol unit with a 48V mild-hybrid system. Gearbox options are also expected to be identical: All three engines come with a 6-speed manual, while gasoline models also have a 7-speed dual automatic transmission as an option.
Although Hector Plus doesn’t look much different compared to the regular Hector, it still features a number of design tweaks that help distinguish it from its stable. These include thicker DRLs, the full black grille, modified front bumper design, new headlight design, and set of fog lamps, retreaded headlights, new rear bumper, and new dual exhaust design. The LED strip light has been removed from Hector on the tailgate. The additional length of 40mm is shown above the 5-seat Héctor when viewed from the side, where the rear bumper is larger.
The most important talking point inside is the new seating configurations, where both MG Hector Plus will be offered, 6 seats with captain’s seats in the second row, and 7 seats with a regular-style seat in the second row.
Besides this, the Hector Plus’ cabin is also expected to get mild cosmetic tweaks, along with updated software for the 10.4-inch portrait touchscreen infotainment system with an eSIM for connected car technology, 360-degree camera, up to six airbags, powered front seats, and a powered tailgate. The top-spec version will also feature a panoramic roof and MG’s in-car call set, just like the standard Hector.
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