At the time of the launch, the MG Hector Plus will only go on sale in the six-seater variant – the 7-seater option will be introduced later. Booking for the Hector Plus commenced earlier this week.
MG Motor is all set to introduce its third product for the Indian market – the Hector Plus, on 13th July. As the name rightly suggests, the Hector Plus is a larger than its namesake and has three-rows of seating. MG has reshaped the tail section of the car that has increased the overall length allowing them to fit an additional row of seating. At the time of its launch, the Hector Plus will only go on sale in the 6-seater variant – a 7-seater option, with a bench seat in the second row will go on sale in a few months’ time.
In terms of design, the MG Hector Plus sports a few elements that set it apart, like a larger grille, sleeker headlights and a reworked tail section. The bumpers at both ends have also been reshaped. Much of the interior elements on the Hector Plus is likely to remain identical to the 5-seater iteration. The dashboard is likely to be borrowed from the standard Hector with the larger 10.4-inch tablet-like touchscreen taking the centre stage.
Powering the Hector Plus will be the same engine options as the standard Hector – a 2.0-litre diesel unit that develops 168bhp and 350Nm. This engine comes mated with a 6-speed manual transmission. MG Motor will also offer the Hector Plus with the 1.5-litre petrol unit that pushes out 141bhp and 250Nm. Transmission options with this engine include 6-speed manual and automatic options. MG may also fit the higher variants with a 48V mild hybrid system.
The Hector Plus is likely to demand Rs 50,000-70,000 more than the 5-seater version. The Hector Plus will compete against the likes of the Mahindra XUV500 and the upcoming Tata Gravitas.