With the Style variant no longer on sale, the Super trim is now the entry point into the MG Hector Plus. At the time of launch in July, the Hector Plus Super was priced at Rs 15.65 lakh
MG Motor India has silently pulled the plug on the base Style of their latest offering, the hector Plus. The Style trim was the entry point into the Hector Plus range and was offered with a petrol and a diesel heart. The 6-speater iteration of the Hector was launched in July at Rs 13.49 lakh for the Style petrol manual and Rs 14.44 lakh for the Style diesel manual. Both these variants are no longer on sale now.
With this change the Hector Plus Super variant is the most affordable of the lot at Rs 15.65 lakh. MG doesn’t offer the Super variant with a petrol engine option, making the Smart trim at Rs 16.65 lakh the most affordable petrol. The rest of the variants remain unchanged.
Just like the Hector, MG launched the Hector Plus with three engine options. The 2.0-litre turbo diesel that the Hector Plus shares with the Jeep Compass and the Tata Harrier makes 168bhp and 350Nm. This engine comes paired with a 6-speed manual. There’s no diesel automatic on offer. The Hector Plus also comes powered by a 1.5-litre petrol that develops 141bhp and 250Nm. The British marquee also offers the option of a mild-hybrid with this powerplant.
The MG Hector Plus competes with the Mahindra XUV500 as of now. More competition for the MG offering is expected soon with the launch of the Tata Gravitas around the corner. Meanwhile, Jeep also seems to be working on a 7-seat iteration of the popular Compass.