MG Hector Plus will launch on July 13
Just yesterday, MG Motor India officially opened order books for the Hector Plus and now we can confirm the launch of the three-row Hector on 13 July 2020. The SUV will be the third product in India’s carmaker line-up and will target mid-size SUV buyers needing more seats.
The Hector Plus is based on the 5-seat Hector, and as such has the same dimensions; the difference is that it is 65 mm longer, which can be due to the reprofiled front and rear bumpers. The Hector Plus also sports a redone headlight cluster, a different grille mesh, and fresh rear bumper detailing.
The Hector Plus gets a three-row configuration, in the middle row with individual captain seats. While it is launched with a 6-seat configuration, it is expected that a 7-seat version will follow later, with bench seats in the middle row.
The layout and design of the cabin are similar to that of the 5 seat model. You get a multi-function steering wheel, a 7.0-inch MID analog instrument cluster, a 10.4-inch Apple CarPlay / Android Auto touchscreen and connected vehicle software, ambient lighting, an Infinity audio system, and a panoramic sunroof. In comparison to the all-black color scheme of the Hector, MG has tried to make some distinction on the inside of the Hector Plus by using tan brown leatherette upholstery as with the outside.
The Hector Plus will be offered in three trim levels – Super, Smart, and Sharp – with more packing in LED headlamps and DRLs with the range-topping model, adjustable wing mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, powered front seats and a hands-free tailgate opening feature.
Six airbags, ABS, ESC, stability control, hill-hold assist, a tire pressure monitor, and a 360-degree camera are included as safety features.
The MG Hector Plus is fitted with a 170hp, 2.0-liter diesel engine with a 6-speed manual gearbox; a 143hp, 1.5-liter turbo-petrol mill with an automatic 6-speed DCT; and the same gasoline model with a 48V mild-hybrid system and a 6-speed manual box.
Although the diesel will be available in the entire line-up, the petrol-auto will only be retailed in the Smart and Sharp trim levels, with only the top-spec Sharp version being reserved for the hybrid manual powertrain.
The MG Hector Plus could be expected to bear a premium Rs 75,000-80,000 over its 5-seat equivalent, meaning prices are likely to be in the Rs 15.85-18.80 lakh range (estimated, ex-showroom).
The Hector Plus will compete with the Mahindra XUV500 and the upcoming Tata Gravitas, being a three-row midsize SUV. MG is even hailed as a suitable alternative to the Toyota Innova Crysta to pitch its latest offering.
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