MG Hector Plus 7-Seater Review – The Extended Hector SUV Explained in Detail

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MG Hector Plus 7-Seater Review Prices

Extending the Hector family, the Morris Garages aka MG India launched the Hector Plus 7-seater in the country. With 5-seater and 6-seater version already in the Hector portfolio, the addition of the 7-seater avatar makes Hector SUV available with all possible alternatives. Targeted towards the large families, the 7-seater Hector Plus with its superb set of connected tech, host of handy features along with mileage-friendly drivetrain options makes it one of the most practical SUVs in its category. Offered in six colours and two dual-tone shades, the Hector Plus 7-seater comes in four trims.

Let’s fetch some more details about the Hector seven-seater in this brief review.

MG Hector Plus 7-seater Price

The MG Hector Plus 7-seater trim range – Style, Super, Smart and Select – is priced between Rs 13.34 lakh and Rs 19.12 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The petrol variants fall in the price range of Rs 13.34 – 18.79 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), while the diesel comes in the Rs 14.65 – 18.32 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) price bracket.

MG Hector Plus 7-seater Engine & Specs

The petrol-powered 1.5L, 1451cc turbocharged petrol engine gives out a maximum power output of 143PS at 5000rpm and peak torque of 250Nm at 1600-3600rpm. Moreover, the petrol hybrid choice also offers similar performance. The standard turbo-petrol in the Hector Plus 7-seater is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, while the turbo-petrol hybrid is also presented with the sole option of 6-speed MT. On the other hand, the giant 2.0L, 1956cc diesel unit generates 170PS of highest power at 3750rpm and 350Nm of top torque value at 1750-2500rpm. This engine is coupled to a 6-speed manual gearbox transmission.

MG Hector Plus 7-seater Exterior & Dimensions

MG Hector Plus 7-Seater Dimensions

The outer looks are identical to the Hector Plus 6-seater, however, differ a bit from the updated 2021 Hector 5-seater. In terms of size and dimension, the Hector Plus 7-seater is 40mm bigger in length than the regular new Hector. The front adorns distinctive look with different grille design for cleaner, clutter-free appearance. There are headlamps with LED DRL treatment, while the massive bumper houses arrow-shaped indicators on either side, large air vents and faux skid plate feature below the front bumper.

MG Hector Plus 7-Seater Tyres Size Wheels

The sides sporty roof rail design, blackened B, C, and D pillar, chrome inserted window beltline, chunky R17/R18-inch alloy wheels, chrome side body cladding for a premium appearance.

MG Hector Plus 7-Seater Rear Profile

Moreover, the rear dons simplicity studded with well-proportioned tail-lamps, rear bumper with reflectors, faux dual exhaust panels and skid plate. The MG Hector 7-seater SUV stretches 4720mm in length, 1835mm in width, 1760mm in height and shares a wheelbase of 2750mm.

MG Hector Plus 7-seater Interior & Features

MG Hector Plus 7-Seater Comfort Convenience Features

The capacious cabin Hector is known for holds extraordinary comfort and remarkable set of engaging features for the occupants. In its 7-seater variant, Hector Plus gets bench seat arrangement in the second row followed by another bench in the third row.

MG Hector Plus 7-Seater Interior Comforts

The third row is restricted for kids, however, can also be used by adults in case of short city trips. Headroom, legroom and knee room is sufficient for the passengers in the second row.

MG Hector Plus Seven Seater Interior

The upholstery and material used in the cabin feels plush and is well-finished. The dashboard, instrument cluster and central console layout is mostly similar to the 6-seater Hector Plus.

MG Hector Plus 7-Seater Features

The list of tech and convenience features comprise of MG’s iSmart Internet connectivity, 10.4-inch touch-screen infotainment system, 2nd row 60:40 split, 3rd row 50:50 split, 360-degree camera, panoramic sunroof, powered tailgate front parking sensors, wireless charging, electric ORVMs, cruise control, second row AC vents, cooled glove-box, driver arm-rest with stowage and 12V outlet, and others.

MG Hector Plus 7-seater Safety

The MG Hector Plus 7-seater SUV offers more than 25 safety features as standard, which makes it one of the most protection-geared vehicles in its segment. The list of these comprises of features like 2/4 airbags, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Traction Control System (TCS), Hill Hold Control, ABS+EBD+Brake Assist, auto-dimming IRVM, rear discs, reverse parking camera, front/rear parking sensors, rear defogger, speed sensing auto door lock, ISOFIX, and many others.

MG Hector Plus 7-Seater Mileage

The Hector 7-seater delivers a certified fuel efficiency of 11.67kmpl with petrol unit and 16.56kmpl with diesel fuelled engine.

MG Hector Plus 7-Seater Rivals

There is no direct competition for the Hector Plus 7-seater in its category, however looking at the price and proportion it gives a tough fight to the likes of Toyota Innova Crysta, Mahindra XUV500 and the upcoming Tata Safari 7-seater.

Verdict

The 7-seater manifestation of the Hector Plus does offer value in every sense. And it can prove to be the ideal choice for a family with 4-5 adults with kids. What sets the 7-seater Hector apart from its two siblings is the addition of the middle, which also carries the practicality of 60:40 split. Some of the features added keeping in mind family convenience are noteworthy. The drive performance in city and agility under long routes is good. With a plethora of connected features, interesting hinglish voice prompts and occupant engaging elements, the Hector Plus 7-seater is a family vehicle that can be given a shot by Indian tribes.

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