MG Motors India has launched its third product in our market. Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the launch was done digitally.The MG Hector Plus was first displayed at the expo and now has been launched. The MG Hector Plus price in India starts from Rs 13.48 lakh, climbing up to Rs 18.54 lakh, ex-showroom. Bookings started a week ago and deliveries will begin from end of this month. Four variants – Style, Sharp, Super, Smart are available. Moreover, this Toyota Innova Crysta competitor comes with both petrol and diesel engines, with the former available with an automatic as well. Only the 6-seater model has been launched as of now. Social distancing then at its best, eh! Check out details of the new MG Hector Plus below.
Tell me more about the MG Hector Plus 6-seater SUV
Up until this time, there was only the Maruti Suzuki XL-6 that was available as a 6-seater in the lower spectrum. The MG Hector Plus is vastly different from the SUV on which it is based. For example, the grille, skid plates and headlight all have their distinct identity. The best part is that the cabin has got a new tan upholstery option. The second row of seats are captain seats meaning which one can have easy access to the rear bench. There are AC vents on the B-pillars plus third row passengers have roof-mounted air-conditioning.
If you think the Hector’s massive boot space of 587 litres has taken a hit, you’re right. It is now 155 litres with all three rows in place. With the third row stashed away, the space increases to 540 litres. Feature changes above the MG Hector include the swipe to open boot feature, powered front passenger seat, new connected car features amongst others. In short, the Hector itself is a feature-rich car and the Plus version builds on it, thereby cementing its position.
There are three engines on offer – two petrol and one diesel. The petrol is a 1.5-litre turbocharged unit that makes 143PS and 250Nm. It can be ordered with a hybrid battery as well. While the hybrid comes with only a 6-speed DCT, the non-hybrid petrol comes with a manual as well. As for the diesel, its the same 2.0-litre turbo unit borrowed from Fiat and makes 170PS of power and 350Nm. It can be ordered only with a 6-speed manual.
17-inch wheels are standard and so are all-wheel disc brakes. All the safety features from the Hector are available with this car as well. Till August 13, 2020, the aforementioned prices are applicable. Post this, the prices are set to increase by Rs 50,000.
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