Morris Garages (MG) India has launched the facelift of the regular Hector SUV and alongside introduced a new seven-seat variant called the Hector Plus 7-seater. The China-based British automaker has also re-launched its six-seat version, the Hector Plus 6-seater with some tweaks. The 2021 MG Hector is priced between Rs 12.89-18.32 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), MG Hector Plus 6-seater falls in the range of Rs 15.99-19.14 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and the MG Hector Plus 7-seater is tagged amid Rs 13.34-18.33 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Interestingly, this time the car features several hinglish voice commands for convenience. Besides the subtle change inside and outside there is no mechanical update under the hood.
The outside of the Hector facelift now features a new chrome-stud pattern on the grille at the front. The front skid plate near the front bumper and at the rear bumpers now gets gunmetal grey instead of the satin finish on the ongoing model. The new Hector now dons a fresh set of alloy wheels with R18 tyres. Under colour choices, the 2021 Hector facelift is now available in dual contrast exterior shades choices.
With layout being same, the cabin comes with various amends and now gets dual-tone champagne-gold colour theme choice alongside the ongoing all-black one. Other additions to the feature list include a new wireless mobile phone charger, three-point ventilation system, ambient lighting, etc.
All the three Hector SUV avatars are made available in petrol as well as diesel fuel choices with transmissions MT, Hybrid MT and DCT. The Hector trio is offered in four variants namely Style, Super, Smart and Sharp. The all-new Hector 5-seater, Hector 6-seater and Hector 7-seater are powered by the ongoing 1.5L turbocharged petrol, 1.5L turbo petrol mild-hybrid and a 2.0L diesel engine.
The turbo petrol and mild-hybrid petrol give out nearly 141bhp and 250Nm and is mated to a choice of 6-speed MT or a 6-speed DCT. Moreover, the diesel counterpart churns 168bhp and 350Nm and is coupled to a 6-speed MT as standard. The Hector 5-seater rivals the likes of Tata Harrier, Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Nissan Kicks, and the upcoming Tata Gravitas/Safari 7-seater.