MG Hector Plus or the seven-seater version of the MG Hector is about to take off next year. The current spy shots have given us some clues on the upcoming model.
MG Motor has made a debut in India with the launch of the MG Hector. The SUV has been receiving positive responses from the market. Following the first attempt, MG Motor has launched the second ZS EV. Another car to make its way to our market is the seven-seater version of the MG Hector which is also known as MG Hector Plus. This seven-seater MG Hector was recently spotted testing with camouflage. In the latest spy shot, courtesy of Gagan Choudhary, MG Hector Plus was seen with a captain seats. As per the spy shot, the MG Hector Plus has two separate seats for the second row instead of the bench seats utilized in the MG Hector. Interestingly, the spy shot shows no clue of the third row.
MG Hector Plus is seen with two captain seats for the second row
Even though the test mule is carefully camouflaged, there are some hints of the exterior design at sight. Compared to the current MG Hector, the new seven-seater appears to look more upmarket and unique. According to the exterior images, it seems that the MG Hector Plus will be positioned as a more premium offering than its mid-sized SUV predecessor. Speaking of the details, the MG Hector Plus is likely to get a new spit headlight setup, refreshed fog lamps, radiator grille along with a revised bumper and lower grille. To the rear end, the Hector Plus is expected to get a twisted tail light graphics and revamped bumper. Expectedly, the seven-seater Hector will be added with more chrome and silver to the fascia.
In accordance to the premium positioning, the interior of the MG Hector Plus is expected to see an addition of several new premium features like dual-zone climate control, auto-dimming IRVM, a head-up display, and multiple drive mode. These features are not on offer in the MG Hector.
MG Hector Plus will share the same engine options with the five-seater model
Under the hood, the seven-seater version is likely to share the same powertrain options with the five-seater model. MG Hector is currently available with two engines, 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol and a 2.0-litre Hyundai i20 diesel engine. The former can unleash a top power of 143PS and a peak torque of 250Nm while the latter is capable of making 170PS and 350Nm. These engines are mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The mild-hybrid engine can come with an optional 7-speed DCT.
These powertrains are likely to make way to the seven-seater Hector. Unlike the MG Hector, the seven-seater Hector Plus will adhere to the BSVI emission norms right from the get go.The pricing of the MG Hector Plus is expected to command a higher price than the current MG Hector. The seven-seater is likely to start somewhere from Rs 12.48 lakh to Rs 17.28 lakh.