MG Motors has just released the new flagship Select trim for the Hector Plus 7-seater and will compete directly with the upcoming Tata Safari. Read on for the full story.
MG Motors has just introduced a new trim level for the recently launched Hector Plus 7-Seater. Dubbed the Select, this is the new flagship variant of the freshly introduced MG Hector Plus 7-seater variant. It is priced at Rs 18.32 lakh, ex-showroom, which incidentally, is the same price at which MG sells the Sharp variant for the Hector. The Select trim also comes at an opportune moment, as the new Tata Safari will be launching in a few days after which it will most probably take the spotlight. Tata itself has been building hype for the all-new Safari with teasers showing the new grille and new taillights for the 7-seater and hopes the new Safari will lead the sales charts.
In terms of features, the MG Hector Plus Select trim comes with a Panoramic Sunroof, Internet connectivity, a 10.4-inch HD infotainment Screen, 18-inch Alloys, Leather Seats,6 Way Power-adjustable driver’s seat, a premium sound system by Infinity, 4 airbags, wireless charging, and auto-dimming IRVM. Meanwhile, the facelifted 5-seat MG Hector’s Sharp trim comes with a 360-degree parking camera system, electric tailgate, a fully digital speedometer, 6 airbags, heated ORVMs, electrically adjustable front passenger seat, auto headlamps and auto wipers, ventilated front seats, and ambient lighting.
Though the MG Hector has been on sale for only two years in the Indian market, the facelifted version comes with noticeable updates and changes to lengthen the shelf life of the current model. The Hector sports a more upright front-end with a redesigned grille with a chrome studded pattern inspired from the ZS range. There are also a new set of 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels, a two-tone interior replacing the all-black one, and several new features. The features list continues to boast of LED headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lights, LED fog lamps, LED tail lamps, heated ORVMs, a seven-inch digital instrument cluster, 10.4-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system, ambient lighting, dual-pane panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats, rear AC, AI-based voice recognition, OTA updates and a host of connectivity-based features with embedded SIM card.
Mechanically, the 2021 MG Hector continues the same powertrain options. It will continue with its FCA-sourced 2.0-litre diesel engine which churns out 170 PS/350 Nm of peak power and torque. The 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine makes max power and torque figures of 143 PS/250 Nm respectively. The petrol engine can also be had with mild-hybrid tech for start/stop functionality and additional torque boost. A 6-speed manual gearbox is standard while the turbo-petrol variants also get a DCT gearbox.