Rajiv Chaba, CEO of MG Indian, reveals that his company is planning to launch the 7-seater version of the Hector
The upcoming MG Hector is among the biggest midsize SUVs because of its 4,655mm of length and 2,750mm of wheelbase. It looks like the MG Hector belongs to a segment above. Buying MG will be quite profitable for those who are willing to buy a spacious mid-size SUV.
Buying MG will be quite profitable for those who are willing to buy a spacious mid-size SUV.
For now, MG Motors will sell the Hector in 5-seater arrangement but, the company has confirmed that they are planning to launch a 7-seater variant of the Hector in 2020. Rajeev Chaba, MD and CEO, MG Motor India tells Autocar India that the company is planning to launch the Hector with the third row of seats, closer to the BS6 emission norms April 1, 2020 deadline.
“Technically, we cannot call it a 7 or 8-seater due to its dimensions, but the Hector will get a third row of seats, and that should come around the same time as the BS6 emission norms come into effect,” said Rajeev Chaba.
The company is planning to launch the Hector with the third row of seats, closer to the BS6 emission norms April 1, 2020 deadline.
Moreover, there’s already a 7-seater version of the Baojun 530 SUV, which is sold in the Chinese market. Dimensionally, there is no difference between the 5 and 7-seater version and, a third row be can be easily accommodated without any major modifications to the SUV. The MG Hector offers 587-litres of the massive boot and, some of the space can be used for the third row of seats. The centre console comes equipped with a 10.4-inch portrait-oriented touchscreen infotainment system with a number of connectivity features. Moreover, it comes equipped with features like a massive panoramic sunroof, six airbags, 17-inch alloy wheels and much more. Both the 5-seater and 7-seater version of the MG Hector will share the same powertrain. The SUVs will get powered by a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol unit which develops the respective power output of 143 bhp. On the other hand, the SUV will also offer a diesel mill which generates 170 bhp of power and a 48V mild-hybrid version of the 1.5 turbo-petrol unit.