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2021 MG Hector Facelift 7 seater gets a new ‘Select’ trim

MG Motor has introduced a new trim called Select on the recently launched Hector 7 seater. The facelifted, 2021 MG Hector 7 Seater’s Select trim is priced at Rs. 18.32 lakh, ex-showroom. Notably, this is the same price at which MG Motor sells the Sharp trim of the 5 seat Hector. The MG Hector 5 seat and 7 seat models rival the likes of the Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass and Mahindra XUV500. In price terms, these SUVs also rival the new Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos.

Coming to the features that the 7 seat Hector Select trim offers, you get the following:

  1. Panoramic Sunroof
  2. Internet Car
  3. 10.4”HD Screen
  4. 18” Alloys
  5. Leather Seats
  6. 6 Way Power adjust driver seat
  7. Premium Sound by Infinity
  8. 4 airbags
  9. Wireless Charger
  10. Auto Dimming IRVM

The Sharp trim of the 2021 MG Hector with 5 seats offers the following additional features:

  • 360 Camera
  • Electric Tailgate
  • Fully Digital Speedometer
  • 6 Airbags
  • Heated ORVMs
  • Powered Co Passenger Seat
  • Auto Headlamps + Auto Vipers
  • Ventilated Front Seats
  • Ambient Lighting

As for the engines on offer, the 2021 MG Hector offers 1.5 liter-4 cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with 138 Bhp-240 Nm, and the same 1.5 liter petrol engine with a mild hybrid, and a 2 liter-4 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine with 170 Bhp-350 Nm. 6 speed manual gearboxes are standard on all engines, and they drive the front wheels of the car. The turbo petrol engine without the mild hybrid also gets a 6 speed twin clutch automatic gearbox option.

The MG Hector is one of the largest cars in its segment, and for the price at which it’s sold, the SUV offers great value. In fact, the Hector is the best seller in its segment thanks to the spacious interiors, the large size, and of course a cabin that’s stuffed with features. Of particular interest to most buyers is the Tesla-style infotainment tablet that dominates the center console of the SUV.

Other key features on the MG Hector include the panoramic sunroof,  engine start alarm and an in-car voice alert for critical tyre pressure, a voice recognition system that responds to 35+ Hinglish commands and safety features such as Electronic Stability Program, Traction Control, Hill Hold Control, Rear Wiper & Washer and Rear Defogger. Of course, 6 airbags and ABS+EBD are offered on the higher variants while even the base variants get ABS, twin airbags, reverse parking sensors, speed alerts and seat belt reminder as basic safety kit.

The Hector sold in India gets three seating layouts: 5 seats with captain seats at front and bench seat in the middle, 6 seats with captain seats for the first and second rows, and a bench for the third row, and 7 seats with captain seats at front, and two rows of bench seats. Apart from the Hector, MG Motor also sells the ZS electric vehicle and the Gloster luxury SUV in the Indian market.  The MG Hector is built at the erstwhile General Motors factory in Halol, Gujarat, which was taken over by Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation, a state-owned Chinese automaker, which in turns owns British brand MG Motor.