MG Motor made their debut in the Indian market last year. The brand became a huge success with their first product, the Hector mid-size SUV. The response from customers was so overwhelming that MG Motor had to stop taking the taking for a while as they could not meet the demand. Now, the Hector is a quite common sight on our roads. Customers were attracted towards Hector because of the premium styling, plush interiors, feature loaded cabin and aggressive pricing. MG Motor is now all set to launch their new 6-seater version of the SUV called the Hector Plus, and have started accepting bookings for the same.
The MG Hector Plus was unveiled at the Auto Expo earlier this year along with other models. MG Motor has made some cosmetic changes in the upcoming SUV to differentiate it from the regular 5-seater version. Starting from the front, the grille has grown in size. The design of the LED DRLs, headlight and fog lamps are also different from the regular version. The turn indicators are now placed on the lower part of the bumper with headlights. The bumper itself has received minor changes to give it a fresh look.
The side profile of the car looks exactly like Hector. Length of the car has increased slightly but, the wheelbase remains the same. The rear portion of the Hector Plus gets a revised all LED tail lamps, bumpers and the tail gate now gets a smart swipe feature to open the boot. Other updates on Hector Plus include heated ORVMs, machine cut alloy wheels, shark fin antenna and so on.
On the inside, the major change is the third row of seats. The second row in Hector Plus get captain seats and the third row seats and can now accommodate 6-people. It continues to gets plush leather interiors and other features like panoramic sunroof, cruise control, huge touchscreen infotainment system with updated voice commands and connected car features, rain sensing wipers, automatic headlamps and so on.
Hector Plus will get the same set of engine as Hector. it will be powered by a 1.5 litre, turbocharged petrol engine that generates 143 Ps and 250 Nm of peak torque. The same engine is available in Hybrid version which comes a manual gearbox only. The regular petrol version comes with DCT gearbox option. The diesel version of the Hector Plus is powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged unit that generates 170 Ps and 350 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. MG has not yet announced the price but, they are expected to put an aggressive price tag on it, just like Hector.