7 Seater MG Hector Plus To Launch In January 2021
MG Motors India had launched the 6-seater version of Hector SUV in July 2020 dubbed as "Hector Plus". Now, the brand is gearing up to launch its 7-seater avatar in January 2021.
7-Seater MG Hector Plus – How will it be different from the 6-seater version?
Design & features-wise, the 7-seater version of Hector Plus SUV will be similar to the 6-seater model. However, it will get a split-folding bench instead of captain seats in the 2nd row. It might also get some cosmetic alterations inside and out to distinguish between both versions.
7-Seater MG Hector Plus – Engine & Gearbox
The 7-seater Hector Plus will also get the same powertrain options as the current model, which includes 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol (143PS/250Nm), and a 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine (170PS/350Nm). The turbo-petrol will come with the choice of a 48V mild-hybrid system. Both motors will get a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard. There will also be an option of a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT) with the non-hybrid petrol model.
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Features, Variants & Pricing
Just like the other MG offerings, the new three-row version of Hector SUV will also be a well-equipped model with premium features such as an all-LED lighting system, 17-inch alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, 10.4-inch infotainment system, connected car technology, apple carplay & android auto, auto climate control, rear AC vents for all three rows, cruise control, electrically adjustable driver's seat, cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, a powered tailgate, electronics parking brakes (DCT variant only), multiple airbags, 360-degree camera, tire pressure monitoring system, hill-hold control, heated outside mirrors, front & rear parking sensors, etc.
The seven-seater Hector Plus is likely to be offered in four variants: Style, Super, Smart, and Sharp. Currently, the 6-seater Hector Plus retails between Rs 13.49 lakh and Rs 18.54 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Prices of the 7-seater model are expected to be lower or close to the 6-seater version. It is important to note that MG Motor will increase the prices of its entire product line-up by up to 3% from January 2021.
The Hector Plus 7-seater will fight against the Mahindra XUV500 and the upcoming Tata Gravitas, BS6 Hexa, and 7-seater Hyundai Creta.