Ever since MG has teased their upcoming Hector Plus, this wonderful SUV has become the talk of the town. With an extra row of seats, reworked exteriors, and some other design changes, Morris Garages hopes to perfect their own style with this July release. Aimed at midsize SUV shoppers looking for more seats, MG hopes to place the Hector Plus directly against Toyota Innova Crysta and Tata Harrier, albeit at a premium. A three-row seater variant is also available, to take on Mahindra’s XUV500.
MG Hector Plus: The Six-Seat Layout SUV
The Hector Plus shares a similar look to Hector but has some slight cosmetic changes. A few of these include a new boot lid, multiple LED DRL pattern, redesigned front bumper, and modified chrome grille. The SUV even got an amazing rear skid plate along with stunning faux exhausts and floating light-turn indicators. The SUV is 65mm longer that can also be attributed to both reprofiled rear and front bumpers. The rear bumper has refreshing detailing that is sure to stand out in the crowd. The middle row offers individual captain seats that are more than comfortable.
Features and Interiors:
The interior layout of Hector Plus is almost identical to the Hector. The only difference is that the six-seater one is complemented with smoky sepia brown panels and upholsters for both the door armrests and the dashboard.
The Hector Plus petrol is only available into two variants, smart and sharp, although the hybrid option will be only available on Sharp trim. However, diesel can be found in all the three trims, Sharp, Smart, and Super.
It is complemented with an effective 10.4-inch infotainment system that is paired with an updated iSmart connectivity suite that offers nearly fifty-five connected tech provisions. It also includes a quirky AI-based voice assistant, alongside Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support with Infinity sound system. The iSmart system has other interesting features that include but not limited to navigation via TomTom maps, weather updates via AccuWeather, and music through the Gaana app.
It also adds third and second row AC vents, rain-sensing wipers, outside heated rear-view mirrors into the mix, along with smart-swipe powered tailgate, and lastly dual-pane & voice-controlled sunroof.
The 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel and 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol engines are available for the five-seater MG Hector Plus. The diesel unit churns 168 bhp along with 350 Nm peak torque while the contemporary petrol motor offers 141 bhp along with 250 Nm. Moreover, the Hector Plus is paired with the petrol engine that has the optional mild-hybrid 48V system, similar to the Hector.
Nevertheless, there is hardly any difference in terms of transmission options. The Hector Plus diesel and Hector Plus petrol hybrid are provided in the combination that has a 6-speed manual transmission. Unlike the Hector, which comes with an option between a seven-speed DCT and 6-speed manual transmission, MG Hector Plus petrol will be available with the former.
One can experience utmost safety with this SUV. It is equipped with:
- Front parking sensors with 360-degree camera view.
- Tire-pressure monitoring system.
- Hill hold control with an electronic stability program and traction control system.
- All-four disc brakes with ABS and EBD.
- Six airbags.
MG has started accepting booking for the Hector Plus with a token amount of only rupees fifty thousand only. It might carry an overall premium of seventy-five to eighty thousand rupees over its contemporaries. Hence, the estimated price can be between 15.85 to 18.80 lakhs. Considering the overall features, distinctive design, and cabin layout, this car is likely to be a favorite for all the SUV lovers who are comfortable with the surcharge, and trading