MG Hector Plus: All you need to know

MG Hector Plus: All you need to know
MG Hector Plus (Image: MG Motor India)

MG Motor India recently announced the commencement of bookings of the much-talked-about Hector Plus SUV. This new offering from MG is essentially a Hector in six-seater form. The company has opened bookings for an amount of Rs 50,000. Furthermore, the Hector Plus is set to launch in India on July 13. But, what’s different about the Hector Plus? Let’s take a look.

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MG Hector Plus (Image: MG Motor India)
  • The Hector Plus is 65mm longer than the Hector, but all other dimensions, including wheelbase, remain the same.
  • On the outside, the Hector Plus has slightly reworked tail lamps, front & rear bumpers and LED headlamps & DRLs. There’s also new grille, which looks rather good.
  • There are captain seats in the second-row seats, which means that this a six-seater Hector. However, reports suggest that there could a seven-seater version arriving soon.
  • It comes in three variants – Super, Smart and Sharp.
  • There are three engine options on offer – a BS6-compliant 1.5-litre turbo-petrol and a Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre diesel. There’s also a 48V mild-hybrid version available with the 1.5-litre turbo-petrol. This remains the same as the five-seater Hector.
  • The 1.5-litre turbo petrol produces 143bhp and 250Nm of torque. The 2.0-litre diesel, on the other hand, produces 168bhp and 350Nm of torque.
  • The 2.0-litre diesel motor and 1.5-litre mild-hybrid come mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, whereas the 1.5-litre turbo-petrol only gets a DCT automatic gearbox.
  • In terms of safety, the Hector Plus will come loaded with six-airbags, ABS with EBD & Brake Assist, rear disc brakes, electronic stability program, traction control system, hill hold control, front parking sensors and a 360-degree camera.
  • It also comes packed with features like heated ORVMs, a ‘Smart Swipe’ auto tailgate opening system, powered tailgate, eight-colour interior ambient lighting, dual-pane panoramic sunroof, 10.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system, i-SMART connected tech with 55+ features and floating light turn indicators.
  • There are six colour options to choose from, one of which is brand new – ‘Starry Sky Blue’.
  • The Hector Plus will rival the upcoming Tata Gravitas and the Toyota Innova Crysta.
  • It is likely the Hector Plus will command a premium over the five-seater Hector, which starts around the Rs 13 lakh (ex-showroom) price point.
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MG Hector Plus (Image: MG Motor India)

We do hope this was helpful in understanding the Hector Plus a little better. What do you make of MG’s decision to bring in a six-seater Hector to the Indian market? Would you have wanted to see the seven-seater Hector instead? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.