The CVT option will be offered alongside the existing manual transmission and DCT variants. Expect the CVT trims to be marginally more affordable than the DCT.
Last month, MG Motor India brought in the 2021 Hector with some minor cosmetic and feature updates. Now, the company is all set to add a CVT option to the Hector line-up on 11th February. The CVT option will only be available in the top-end Super and Sharp variants. Currently, MG offers the Hector with a manual transmission and a DCT option. The introduction of the CVT variants will make the Hector automatic more affordable. In fact, this will also make it the only car in its class to be available with two automatic-transmission options. As far as the engine goes, the Hector CVT will also be powered by a 1.5-litre turbo petrol unit, which develops 141bhp and 250Nm. Despite having the same engine under the hood, the CVT trim is likely to be marginally more fuel-efficient than the DCT.
Everything else about the car will remain largely unchanged, MG has, after all only just updated the 2021 Hector. Just like the model launched last month, the Hector CVT too will get the new diamond grille at the front, larger wheels, and gloss black applique at the rear. Inside too, the Hector CVT will come with a lighter dual-tone theme. Given that the CVT will only be on offer in the top-end trims, the feature list will be long and is sure to include a 10.4-inch infotainment system, Hinglish voice commands, 360-degree camera, sunroof, and more.
In terms of pricing, expect the petrol CVT variants to be roughly Rs 40,000 – Rs 50,000 cheaper than the respective DCT variants.