MG Hector Plus Trims Analysis – Select the Perfect Variant

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Having trouble in shortlisting which variant of MG Hector Plus should you buy? Read this comparison thoroughly to reach an optimal decision.

MG has set foot in the Indian industry with a mid-size SUV, Hector. It became fairly popular when it was launched due to its distinct design and features. Hector is a spacious vehicle with a large boot and considering the requirements of the people at large, MG decided to add another row of seats to target another segment with the same vehicle. MG Hector Plus was the result of this and is a 7-seater alternative for someone who has a larger family. Another row of seats mean that boot space would be compromised so that is something which cannot be ignored. Moreover, Hector got a positive response from the people and MG can only expect the Hector Plus to get the same kind of response. The vehicle is essentially the same with some minor cosmetic changes on the exterior and of course, the addition of another row on the inside. If you are planning to buy this vehicle, continue reading this comparison for a better understanding.

Engine Statistics

MG Hector Plus 7-Seater Review Prices

Variants Engine Transmission Power (bhp) Torque (Nm)
Style D 7-str 2.0-litre Diesel 6-Speed M 167 350
Super D 7-str 2.0-litre Diesel 6-Speed M 167 350
Smart D 7-str 2.0-litre Diesel 6-Speed M 167 350
Smart D 2.0-litre Diesel 6-Speed M 167 350
Select D 7-str 2.0-litre Diesel 6-Speed M 167 350
Sharp D 2.0-litre Diesel 6-Speed M 167 350
Super Hybrid 7-str P 1.5-litre Petrol 6-Speed M 141 250
Smart P 1.5-litre Petrol 6-Speed DCT 141 250
Smart P 1.5-litre Petrol 6-Speed CVT 141 250
Sharp Hybrid P 1.5-litre Petrol 6-Speed M 141 250
Sharp P 1.5-litre Petrol 6-Speed DCT 141 250
Sharp P 1.5-litre Petrol 6-Speed CVT 141 250

 

MG Hector Plus comes with two engine options, a petrol and a diesel, both of which are turbocharged. However, the diesel does not have the flexibility of an automatic transmission, while the petrol gets DCT and CVT. The diesel engine will perform better than the petrol and will feel punchy. The petrol on the other hand, would feel refined and will have the comfort of an automatic gearbox.

Price List

Variants Price (ex-showroom)
Style D 7-str Rs 15.38 Lakhs
Super D 7-str Rs 16.48 Lakhs
Smart D 7-str Rs 18.49 Lakhs
Smart D Rs 18.59 Lakhs
Select D 7-str Rs 19.35 Lakhs
Sharp D Rs 19.99 Lakhs
Super Hybrid 7-str P Rs 15.46 Lakhs
Smart P Rs 17.91 Lakhs
Smart P Rs 17.91 Lakhs
Sharp Hybrid P Rs 18.54 Lakhs
Sharp P Rs 19.57 Lakhs
Sharp P Rs 19.57 Lakhs

 

The price bracket for the MG Hector Plus is quite extensive but it is slightly on the higher side. Some vehicles in the competition cost lower and provide better value for money. For a new brand like MG in the Indian market, it is imperative that they capture a certain market share before charging a higher price for their offering. Nevertheless, the pricing is still adequate for the lower and middle variants.

Safety Features

MG Hector Plus 7-Seater Interior Comforts

Features Style D 7-str Super D 7-str Smart D 7-str Smart D Select D 7-str Sharp D
ABS With EBD Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Brake Assist Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Anti-theft Alarm No No Yes No Yes Yes
Airbags 2 2 4 4 4 6
Traction Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatic Headlamps No No No No No Yes
Tyre Pressure Monitor No No Yes No Yes Yes
Electronic Stability Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear Camera No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hill Assist Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
360 Camera No No No No No Yes

 

Features Super Hybrid 7-str P Smart P Smart P Sharp Hybrid P Sharp P Sharp P
ABS With EBD Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Brake Assist Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Anti-theft Alarm No No No No No No
Airbags 2 4 4 6 6 6
Traction Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatic Headlamps No No No Yes Yes Yes
Tyre Pressure Monitor No No No No No No
Electronic Stability Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear Camera Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hill Assist Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
360 Camera No No No Yes Yes Yes

 

As one can derive from the above table, there are plenty of safety features on offer for the MG Hector Plus. Some features like tyre pressure monitor and 360-camera increase the confidence of people in the vehicle and also, increase the plushness of the vehicle. All the variants get sufficient safety features from the beginning and the top end trims are equipped with all the bells and whistles. Overall, a job well done by MG on the safety front.

Comfort and Convenience

Features Style D 7-str Super D 7-str Smart D 7-str Smart D Select D 7-str Sharp D
Automatic Climate Control No No No No No Yes
Remote Trunk Opener No No No No Yes Yes
Remote Climate Control No No No No No No
Rear AC Vents Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cruise Control No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Parking Sensors Rear Front and Rear Front and Rear Front and Rear Front and Rear Front and Rear
Push-button Start No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Glovebox Cooling Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Voice Control No No Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

Features Super Hybrid 7-str P Smart P Smart P Sharp Hybrid P Sharp P Sharp P
Automatic Climate Control No No No Yes Yes Yes
Remote Trunk Opener Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote Climate Control No Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Rear AC Vents Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cruise Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Parking Sensors Front and Rear Front and Rear Front and Rear Front and Rear Front and Rear Front and Rear
Push-button Start No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Glovebox Cooling Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Voice Control No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

From the above table, it can be evaluated that there are ample comfort and convenience features on offer for the MG Hector Plus. There are some features like front and rear parking sensors, remote trunk opener and remote climate control which enhance the overall experience for the passengers. However, for a vehicle at this price, not getting automatic climate control in the lower and middle variants is disappointing. MG should have considered adding such common features in the lower and mid variants so that customers could have achieved good value for their money.

Interior and Connectivity

MG Hector Plus 7-Seater Features

Features Style D 7-str Super D 7-str Smart D 7-str Smart D Select D 7-str Sharp D
Leather Seats No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Leather Steering Wheel No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Electric Seats No No Front Front Front Front
Ventilated Seats No No No No No Yes
Height Adjustable Driver Seat Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wireless Charging No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Touchscreen No 10.4-inch 10.4-inch 10.4-inch 10.4-inch 10.4-inch
Android Auto No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Apple CarPlay No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Speakers 4 6 8 8 8 8

 

Features Super Hybrid 7-str P Smart P Smart P Sharp Hybrid P Sharp P Sharp P
Leather Seats No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Leather Steering Wheel No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Electric Seats No Front Front Front Front Front
Ventilated Seats No No No Yes Yes Yes
Height Adjustable Driver Seat Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wireless Charging No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Touchscreen 10.4-inch 10.4-inch 10.4-inch 10.4-inch 10.4-inch 10.4-inch
Android Auto Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Apple CarPlay Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Speakers 4 8 8 8 8 8

 

There are plenty of interior and communication features for the MG Hector Plus which make the cabin experience pleasant. There are some premium touches inside the cabin like the electric and ventilated seats and wireless phone charging. However, the diesel base variants miss out on a lot of kit which is not expected from a vehicle at this price point. Overall, there are plenty of features in the cabin to keep the passengers entertained on long journeys.

Conclusion

MG Hector Plus is a mid-size SUV which offers the flexibility of seven seats for those who need it. It is a spacious vehicle and has a large cabin but the added third row is only comfortable for kids and can accommodate adults for small journeys. It has two engine options, a petrol and a diesel. The diesel motor will be punchy to drive but misses out on automatic gearbox options. The petrol would not be as responsive as the diesel but will feel refined and comes with the comfort of automatic gearbox options. From the above analysis, the most value for money variant is Smart (petrol or diesel). It gets almost all the features but at a reasonable price. Buying the 7-seater option is a personal preference.

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