18 Dec 2020: MG Hector Plus (7-seater) to be launched in January 2021
British automaker MG Motor will launch the 7-seater version of its Hector Plus SUV in India next month. The existing model, which was introduced in July, offers space for six passengers.
The upcoming Hector Plus (7-seater) will have an eye-catching look, a premium cabin with a host of tech features, and will be offered with a choice of petrol, petrol-hybrid, and diesel powertrains.
Exteriors: MG Hector Plus: At a glance
The MG Hector Plus comes with a blacked-out trapezoidal grille, a muscular bonnet, a wide air dam, and a silvered skid plate. It also has an all-LED lighting setup.
On the sides, the car is flanked by silvered roof rails, blacked-out B-pillars, ORVMs, squared-off wheel arches, and alloy wheels.
Dimensions-wise, it has a wheelbase of 2,750mm and a length of 4,720mm.
Interiors: How does it look like on the inside?
MG Hector Plus has a spacious cabin with a sunroof, auto climate control, leatherette seats, and a power steering wheel.
The car packs a 10.4-inch touchscreen infotainment panel with support for Bluetooth, Android Auto, as well as Apple CarPlay.
For safety, there are six airbags, a rear-view camera, ABS with EBD, crash sensors, 'Follow me home' headlamps, a tire pressure monitor, and traction control.
Engine: Power and performance
MG Hector Plus is offered with three BS6-compliant engine options: 1.5-liter petrol, 1.5-liter petrol-hybrid, and 2.0-liter diesel.
The 1.5-liter petrol and petrol-hybrid mills generate a maximum power of 141hp and 250Nm of peak torque. The diesel motor makes 168hp of power and a peak torque of 350Nm.
Transmission duties on the SUV are handled by a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT automatic gearbox.
Fact: What about the pricing?
The petrol-powered Hector Plus begins at Rs. 13.73 lakh and goes up to Rs. 18.35 lakh. Meanwhile, the diesel variants fall in the price-range of Rs. 14.89-18.68 lakh. The upcoming 7-seater variant is expected to command a slight premium over the existing model.