MG has jus launched the new 7-seat variant of its Hector Plus SUV, aiming to gain strong sales right from the start of the new year. We have this walkaround video detailing the new updates to the vehicle.
MG Motors finally entered the Indian auto market in June 2019 with the Hector. The SUV has been met with a positive response from buyers and MG quickly followed it up with new products like the ZS EV, Hector Plus six-seater and the Gloster full-size SUV. But after an initial boost in sales, the Hector and six-seater Plus variants’ sales have tapered off somewhat, with the 2020 Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos taking the sales lead in recent times. In a bid to garner interest to the brand in the new calendar year, MG Motors today launched the facelifted version of the Hector. In addition to the six-seater Hector Plus, a fully-fledged seven-seater version has been added to the range as well. Today we have a walkaround video of the new 7-seat MG Hector Plus.
The video has been uploaded by MRD Cars on YouTube, and we can get a comprehensive look of the new MG Hector Plus 7-seat variant. Though the MG Hector has been on sale for only two years in the Indian market, the facelifted version comes with noticeable updates and changes to lengthen the shelf life of the current model. The Hector sports a more upright front-end with a redesigned grille with a chrome studded pattern inspired from the ZS range.
There are also a new set of 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels, a two-tone interior replacing the all-black one, and several new features. The features list continues to boast of LED headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lights, LED fog lamps, LED tail lamps, heated ORVMs, a seven-inch digital instrument cluster, 10.4-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system which now supports ‘Hinglish’ commands, ambient lighting, dual-pane panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats, rear AC, AI-based voice recognition, OTA updates and a host of connectivity-based features with embedded SIM card.
Mechanically, the 2021 MG Hector Plus continues the same powertrain options. It will continue with its FCA-sourced 2.0-litre diesel engine which churns out 170 PS/350 Nm of peak power and torque. The 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine makes max power and torque figures of 143 PS/250 Nm respectively. The petrol engine can also be had with mild-hybrid tech for start/stop functionality and additional torque boost. A 6-speed manual gearbox is standard while the turbo-petrol variants also get a DCT gearbox. The 2021 MG Hector Plus is priced between Rs 13.34 – Rs 18.68 Lakh, ex-showroom.