MG Motor has launched a new variant of the Hector in the Indian market to celebrate its two years journey in India. The new variant is positioned between the existing Super and Smart variants. MG Motor has added a few additional features to the Hector Shine. The variant is priced at Rs 14.51 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi.
MG Motor launched the new facelifted version of the Hector earlier this year in January 2021. The new mid-level variant – Shine will be the second variant from the base version. The Shine variant gets all the features that the Super variant offers and a few additional features as well.
Starting with the telescopic adjustment for the steering wheel, chrome on the outside door handles, push-button start/stop, electric parking brake, electric parking brake, keyless entry with a smart key, and sunroof. Hector only offers a panoramic sunroof and the regular-sized sunroof is not available with any of the variants.
The Shine variant will also offer CVT automatic transmission. The new MG Hector Shine gets a new paint option as well. MG says that the new Havana Grey paint will be available with all the other variants as well. However, the base-spec Style variant will not offer it.
Both engine options
MG offers both petrol and diesel engine options with the Shine variant. Starting with the 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol version, which generates a maximum power of 143 PS and peak torque of 250 Nm, there will be the 2.0-litre diesel engine as well. The petrol engine will come with a six-speed manual as standard. While there will be an option of CVT as well.
The petrol hybrid will also be available with the new Shine variant. However, MG will not offer a DCT gearbox with the Shine variant. The diesel variants will get the same 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine sourced from Fiat. It generates a similar 170 PS and peak torque of 350 Nm. MG does not offer an automatic transmission with the diesel variant and that will not change even with the Shine variant.
MG Motor has also started offering a list of accessories with the Hector. Depending on the variant, customers will be able to choose from leather seat cover, wireless charger, air purifier, window sunshade, steering wheel leather wrap, 3D mats and more.
MG Motor is also working on the petrol variant of the ZS EV for the Indian market. The upcoming car is likely to be called the Astor and will take on the likes of Creta, Seltos and the newly launched Kushaq and upcoming Taigun in the Indian market. MG is also working on the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza rival, which is likely to be launched in the Indian market by 2022.