MG Motors will soon launch the Hector Plus in the Indian market. The third car from the brand is based on the Hector and it will be positioned higher than the Hector in the market. The three-row Hector Plus was unveiled officially at the 2020 Auto Expo and was scheduled to be launched in the Indian market earlier this year. However, due to the lockdown related to COVID-19, the launch now has been pushed. MG has started dispatching the Hector Plus to the showrooms across India and will soon officially launch the new product in the market. MG has now officially listed the car on their India website and is taking information about the interested customers.
Last month, MG Motor India announced that the production of the Hector Plus has commenced at the Halol, Gujarat plant. The car is set to be launched in the Indian market next month. Many dealerships have also been spotted keeping the Hector Plus, which indicates that the test drives will soon start.
The upcoming MG Hector looks quite different and updated from the Hector. It is almost like a facelifted version of the Hector and comes with the tweaked exterior. The front-end gets a new grille, a new bumper and new headlamps with differently styled LED DRLs. The indicators are now positioned in the bumper, which is different from the Hector’s dual-purpose LED DRLs. Because of the new bumpers at the front and rear, the overall length of the Hector Plus has increased by 65mm. The rear also gets a set of new tail lamps, new skid plates and more.
The biggest changes of the Hector Plus are inside. The car gets a three-row seating option and offers a new tan faux leather upholstery that feels very premium. The dashboard also gets revised colour theme with tan inserts. MG plans to launch the six-seater version first and at a later date, the seven-seater version of the Hector Plus will be added to the model-line up.
The dashboard gets the massive 10.4-inch infotainment system with improved features. It will continue to offer the tracking features and Over the Air (OTA) updates that allow the customers to update the vehicle wirelessly.
The powertrain of the Hector Plus will be similar to the Hector too. It will get a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine with manual and automatic transmission option. A 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol with a hybrid system and manual transmission and a 2.0-litre diesel engine with a manual transmission. MG is planning to take on the Toyota Innova Crysta with the new Hector Plus.