The 6-seater version of MG Hector will be developed on the Baojun 530 facelift that has just been introduced in China.
MG is contemplating launching a 6-seater version of the MG Hector which is said to underpin on the Chinese-spec Baojun 530 facelift. The new MG Hector 6-seater has been recently spied inside MG Motor’s plant and on the Indian roads as well. According to a set of spy shots, the 2020 MG Hector will come with a host of tweaks both inside and out, hence we are not sure if the new car would continue to use the Hector moniker or not. In the same case, Tata Motors has given its seven-seater version of Tata Harrier a different moniker as the Tata Gravitas.
The all-new 6-seater version of the MG Hector will be based on the facelifted Baojun 530 in China.
While the front fascia of the MG Hector is not clear in the set of spy images, we can still make out the revamped bumper and grille at the front. At the rear, the tail lamps come with the clear lens element and a sleeker look. It gets redesigned rear bumper which features new reflectors. As you may know, the Hector is sold in China as Baojun 530 that received a facelift recently and is essentially 40 mm longer than the India-spec Hector. Expect these changes to seek ways into the upcoming Hector 6-seater SUV as well. Inside the cabin, the biggest changes should be the captain seats at the second row.
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The MG Hector 6-seater has been spotted on an MG's factory, probably at Halol plant.
Mechanically, MG will offer the 6-seater Hector with a similar set of engines as seen in the 5-seater version. They include a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol burner good for 143 PS of max power and 250 Nm of torque as well as the Fiat-sourced diesel motor tuned for 170 PS of power and 350 Nm of torque. The 6-speed manual transmission is expected to be retained while the petrol engine option could come coupled with a 6-speed DCT option. The upcoming 6-seat MG Hector might require a premium of over Rs 1 Lakh over the existing models. It will join the competition with the forthcoming Tata Gravitas, new-gen Mahindra XUV500 among others. In another movement, MG is planning to bring its Toyota Fortuner-rivalling flagship SUV, the Maxus D90 cross the Indian borders while the MG ZS EV is set to have it debut on December 5, 2019.
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