MG Hector Plus SUV shares most traits with its 5-seater version. Expected to launch by mid-2020.
MG Motors continues its onslaught in the Indian auto market with the introduction of its third product – the MG Hector Plus. The biggest change is the addition of the extra third row. It shares the same set of engines as its standard 5-seater Hector albeit with BS6 compliance. We expect the Hector Plus price to cost a premium of Rs 1 lakh. Let’s get into more details of the MG.
What’s different between the MG Hector and Hector Plus?
The biggest visible difference in the new 6-seater MG Hector Plus is the new front grille flanked by LED headlamps with daytime running lights. Compared to the Hector 5-seater, the side profile remains unchanged. Move to the rear and you will notice new tail lamps and a redesigned bumper.
Inside the Hector Plus’ cabin, the new colour combination of black & brown of the upholstery is sure to catch your attention. The dash and other creature comfort features are carried forward from the outgoing version. It gets a large 10.4-inch touchscreen unit with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and i-SMART 2.5 connected car tech, auto AC, panoramic sunroof, Infinity sound system, cruise control, and coloured multi-info display.
The MG Hector Plus continues to offer the same safety features available in the 5-seater version. It gets 6 airbags, a 360-degree camera, ESP (Electronic Stability Program), ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), parking sensors and several others.
Engine and Specifications
|MG Hector specs||Diesel||Turbo-petrol||Hybrid|
|Engine||2.0L||1.5L turbo-petrol||1.5L turbo-petrol with mild-hybrid|
|Power||170 PS||143 PS||143 PS|
|Torque||350 Nm||250 Nm||250 Nm|
|Transmission Options||6-speed MT||6-speed MT/ DCT||6-speed MT|
As aforementioned, it continues to be powered by the same set of engines of the 5-seater MG Hector. It gets a diesel, turbo petrol and a petrol-hybrid engine. The 2.0L diesel mill puts out 170PS of top power along with 350 Nm of massive torque. The other turbo petrol motor in both combinations deliver 143 PS of max power and 250 Nm of peak torque. A 6-speed manual transmission is offered as standard across the range while it can also be had with a 6-speed DCT automatic gearbox with the turbo-petrol engine.
The MG 6-seater SUV is expected to be launched by the mid-2020 with an expected price tag of Rs 1 lakh more over the regular rates of the 5-seater version.