MG Hector Plus: Spotted uncamouflaged on Indian roads for the 1st time ahead of launch [Video]

MG Motors started the production of the Hector Plus recently. The 6-seater SUV based on the Hector will be launched in the market next month. MG has now officially unveiled a new feature of Hector Plus in a video. This is also the first TVC of the upcoming Hector Plus.

The new MG Hector Plus was first showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo in India but the official features of the car were not revealed. It seems like MG will reveal more features of the upcoming SUV in the coming days.

This Hector Plus in blue colour looks quite different from the regular Hector from the front. it gets a new grille that makes the car look plusher while the bumper and skid plate have been upgraded too. The biggest change in the front is the headlamps that have been tweaked to look much more futuristic. Also, the DRL pattern is new. Also, the blue colour is not available with the regular Hector. However, this TVC’s highlight is the Smart Swipe tailgate that works by a swipe of leg under the rear bumper of the car.

The video shows that with a swipe of the feet under the rear bumper, the electrically controlled tailgate opens. Also, with a second swipe, the tailgate can be shut. This is a massive help for the people who have to open their cars with their both hands full of things.

MG Hector Plus has been spotted with six seats earlier. It is likely that the brand will first launch the 6-seater version of the car in the market and after a few months, the 7-seater version will also join the bandwagon. The six-seater version of the Hector Plus gets two captain seats in the middle row while the seven-seater version will get a bench seat in the middle.

Since this is based on the Hector, both the car share a lot of features. This includes a panoramic sunroof, 10.25-inch voice-activated infotainment system, voice control for operating the features, 360-degree camera and more. Just like the Hector, the Plus version of the car will also get safety features like a 6-airbags system, ABS with EBD and live car tracking system.

The engine options are also similar. The Hector Plus will offer the 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine that will be offered with a manual-hybrid version, manual-non hybrid version and a non-hybrid-automatic version. There is a seven-speed DCT available with the non-hybrid petrol engine. The diesel variants come powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine that generates a maximum of 170 PS and peak torque of 350 Nm. It only gets a six-speed manual transmission.