MG Hector Plus will be available in both six-seat and seven-seat layouts. Launch is expected in the first half of 2020.
Christened as the MG Hector Plus, the three-row version of the Hector SUV has been unveiled at the ongoing Auto Expo 2020. The all-new Hector Plus is available in six- and seven-seater configurations apart from the five-seater standard MG Hector. This means that customers looking to buy the MG Hector now have more options from which to choose.
MG Hector Plus is a highly-anticipated model ever since the five-seat Hector was launched in India. Considering the proportional sizes of the Hector, the addition of the third row of seats was inevitable. The Hector on display at the event is a six-seater SUV with captain seats in the second row.
The MG Hector Plus looks similar to the five-seater version, save for a few design elements. The shape and proportions of the cars are the same but the front and rear profiles are a bit different. The new Hector Plus gets an all-black chrome-studded front grille, beefier LED DRLs, and a revised bumper, along with distinctive triangular design for the headlamps and fog lamps. The rear fascia also witnesses some tweaks with the removal of the LED light strip on the tailgate and upper part of the bumper, new taillamp detailing, and faux dual-exhaust tips. The alloy wheels design remains unchanged on the display vehicle.
As said earlier, the MG Hector Plus gets two seating configurations. While the six-seater car offers two individual captain seats for the middle row, the seven-seat version comes with bench seats for both second and third rows of seats. The three-row Hector gets a similar list of features as the regular five-seater model such as a 10.4-inch tablet-like touchscreen infotainment system with connected car tech, a panoramic sunroof, power-adjustable front seats, cruise control, 360-degree camera view and more. Also, the Hector Plus offers AC vents and a USB charger for the third row.
The all-new MG Hector Plus is said to be mechanically identical to the regular Hector. It will be powered by a BSVI-compliant 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine, a 1.5-litre petrol engine with mild-hybrid tech along with a Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine option. The transmission choices are expected to be the same as the MG Hector. Till now, there’s no information on the diesel-automatic variant for the Hector Plus.
The expected price of the MG Hector Plus will range from Rs. 14 lakh to Rs. 19 Lakh. We might see the official price announcement during the second half of 2020 and compete with the likes of Tata Gravitas, next-gen Mahindra XUV500, and a new Ford SUV based on the XUV500. Apart from the Hector Plus, MG Motor has brought in a range of new MG cars at the Auto Expo 2020. To know more about everything that's happing at the 2020 Auto Expo, please keep following IndianAuto.