The three-row, 6-seat derivative of the standard MG Hector, Hector Plus, will compete against Toyota Innova Crysta, upcoming Tata Gravitas and the 7-seat version of Hyundai Creta.
Last week, MG Motor officially launched its 6-seater version of the Hector, named the Hector Plus in the Indian auto market after months of testing and teasing. Recently, the automotive company has commenced delivering the Hector Plus in India. The first MG Hector Plus was just delivered on July 17, just a couple of days after the launch. Bookings for the MG Hector Plus commenced several weeks ahead of its launch.
We are sure that the deliveries of the Hector Plus have been started in almost all the metro cities of India. Currently, the MG Hector Plus is priced from Rs 13.5 Lakhs to Rs 18.54 Lakh (ex-showroom, India). In comparison with the Hector, the Hector Plus is costlier than the 5-seater SUV by Rs 65,000.
In addition to the Hector and EZS, the MG Hector Plus is the third car from the Chinese-owned British brand for the Indian space. Based on the regular Hector, the MG Hector Plus comes with an additional row of seats which offers more practicality and enhances the comfort. The carmaker confirmed that it is also planning a 7-seater version of the Hector that will be introduced at a later stage.
MG Hector Plus comes in all three engine and transmission options of its five-seater sibling. It has a 143 PS 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine and a 170 PS 2.0-litre turbo-diesel motor on board. Even the 1.5-litre petrol hybrid powertrain option has been retained on the Hector Plus as well. All the three mills come coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard while the turbo-petrol engine gets an optional DCT unit.
The MG Hector Plus comes off as a fierce rival to the likes of Toyota Innova Crysta, Mahindra XUV500 and the soon-to-be-launched Tata Gravitas. Another competitor of the Hector Plus will be the 7-seat iteration of new Hyundai Creta which is set to come in the second half of next year.