The MG Hector and Hector Plus now offer a choice between two automatic transmissions – CVT and DCT.
MG Motor India has expanded the Hector family today by introducing petrol CVT automatic variants for both the Hector and the Hector Plus (six-seater only), with prices starting from ₹16.52 lakh (ex-showroom). The CVT gearbox is available only on the top-spec trims – Smart and Sharp – and it will be sold alongside the existing MT and DCT variants. The variant-wise prices are given below. Compared to the petrol DCT variants, the CVT variants are more expensive by around ₹10,000.
As the MG Hector family was updated just last month, the CVT variants do not get any visual or feature changes compared to the existing variants. The CVT gearbox is an eight-step automatic unit (with two modes – ECO and SPORTS) and is paired to the same 1.5-litre turbo petrol motor that develops an unchanged 141bhp and 250Nm of torque. As for the benefits of the CVT over the DCT option, the former is likely to offer better fuel-efficiency as well as a smoother drive, especially in stop-go traffic.
With the addition of a CVT gearbox, the MG Hector is the only car in its class to offer a choice between two automatic gearbox options with the same petrol engine.