MG Hector Plus vs MG Hector - All Differences Explained

by Jatin Chhibber | 16/07/2020
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Here are all the differences between the new MG Hector Plus and regular MG Hector. The all-new 6-seater Hector is quite different from the regular model. 

MG Motor India has recently launched the Hector Plus (6-seater Hector) in our market. The new SUV has entered our market exactly after a year of the launch of the MG Hector. Both the SUVs are developed on the same platform and share aplenty but are slightly different from each other inside and out. Here are the key features that differentiate the regular Hector from the new 6-seater model -

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In terms of dimensions, both the SUVs have the same width, height and wheelbase. Nevertheless, the new Hector Plus is longer by 65 mm at 4,720 mm due to usage of new bumpers. Both the MG SUVs are 1,835 mm wide, 1,760 mm tall and have a wheelbase of 2,750 mm. The new Hector Plus has been launched at a starting price of Rs 13.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Hector Plus is currently offered in four different trim levels. On the other hand, the regular five-seater model is retailed at a starting price of Rs 12.83 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and is also offered in same variants, namely- Style, Super, Smart and Sharp.

Mechanically, both the SUVs derive power from the same petrol, turbo-diesel and smart-hybrid-petrol engine options. The petrol trim is powered by a 1.5-litre gasoline mill that produces power and torque outputs of 143PS and 250Nm, respectively. For the petrol hybrid trim, the power figures remain the same, but because of the electric motor, the engine produces 20 Nm more torque. The diesel variant derives power from a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine that produces 170PS of maximum power and 350Nm of twisting force.  Outside, both the MG SUVs looks almost identical to each other, but there are a few noticeable styling changes. Talking about the similarities, the MG Hector and Hector Plus feature floating-type side indicators, LED fog lamps on both the ends, LED headlamps, shark fin antenna, two-tone machine cut alloy wheels and much more.

The front grille offered with the new Hector Plus, however, is slighlty bigger and seems to be inspired from the ZS EV. Moreover, the rear fascia of the Hector Plus misses out red coloured LED strip joining the taillights. Inside, the MG Hector Plus gets second-row captain seats with slide and recline feature along with individual armrests. The all-new MG Hector Plus is being offered with an extra row of seats to accommodate up to 6 passengers at once. Also, the colour tone of leather used on the dashboard and various other parts of the cabin is different in the 6-seater Hector. Apart from these few changes, the SUVs remain almost identical to each other. The new MG SUV is also offered with ‘Smart Swipe’ feature. This is a segment-first feature and it allows you to open and close the tailgate by a simple swipe of your foot. 

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