MG Motor has ended the base variant of the MG Hector Plus, the Style trim. MG Hector Plus is now available at the starting price of Rs 15.65 lakh.
Earlier this year, MG Motor launched the extended version of the hot-selling MG Hector, which has been dubbed MG Hector Plus. In the beginning, the new MG Hector Plus was offered in four trims, Style, Super, Smart and Sharp. However, recently, MG has discontinued the entry-level Style variant. From now on, the six-seater SUV will be available in Super, Smart and Sharp trims only.
MG Hector Plus Style was available with both diesel and petrol versions. The entry-level trim was priced from Rs 13.49 lakh (petrol) to Rs 14.44 lakh (diesel). After the discontinuation of the Style variant, the Super variant becomes the base variant of the range. MG Hector Plus will be on offer at the starting price of Rs 15.65 lakh for the Super diesel MT variant. On the petrol range, the Smart AT will be the entry-level variant at the price of Rs 16.65 lakh. For the top-spec MG Hector Sharp, there is also a petrol-hybrid powertrain.
MG Hector Plus gets two choices of engines, a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine and a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine. While the former can generate 170 PS and a 350 Nm, the latter is capable of belting out 143 PS and 250 Nm. The petrol engine is coupled with a 6-speed DCT automatic gearbox. The diesel engine, on the other hand, gets 6-speed manual gearbox only. In addition to these regular powertrains, MG is offering with a mild-hybrid petrol-manual option for the Sharp trim.
In order to accommodate the third row, the MG Hector Plus is extended by 65 mm in length. The six-seater measures 4,720 mm, 1,835 mm and 1,760 mm in length, width and height, respectively. The wheelbase stands at 2,750 mm. The three-row SUV gets 17-inch alloy wheels with 215/60 tyres.
In terms of features, the MG Hector Plus are well-equipped with premium features including a 10.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting, rain-sensing wipers, and cruise controls. As for the safety front, the MG Hector is offered with standard features like dual-front airbags, ABS with EBD, and rear parking sensor. MG Hector Plus is now faring against the likes of Jeep Compass, Tata Harrier, Hyundai Tucson, and Mahindra XUV500. Higher variants of the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos are also viable alternatives for the MG Hector Plus in the market.