Taking a cue from the success of MG Hector, MG Motor India has launched a 6-seater variant referred to as the MG Hector Plus. Here’s our first look assessment.
- Last Updated: July 15, 2020, 12:13 PM IST
- Edited by: Arjit Garg
It’s not straightforward for any automaker to enter India and create a reputation for itself. MG Motor, not solely entered India final 12 months in 2019, however created a reputation for itself as a premium carmaker providing all of the bells and whistles at an reasonably priced worth with the launch of the MG Hector, a 5 seater SUV. Now MG Motor desires to take ahead the success of the Hector with a 6-seater variant referred to as the Hector Plus. Here’s our first look assessment of the MG Hector Plus 6-seater SUV.
MG’s choice to enter India with a completely loaded 5-seater SUV yielded beneficial response for the model. India is a rustic largely obsessive about massive trying reasonably priced SUVs one thing the Hector has cashed on. The massive physique with interesting appears is retained within the Hector Plus as nicely. Although there are variety of modifications, the entrance profile largely stays the identical, making it troublesome for patrons to identify the variations. There’s a brand new Headlamp design, a brand new Grille with out the chrome enclosure, a brand new bumper design with new set of fog lamps and even a revised skid plate.
While the aspect profile stays the identical, the SUV is now longer by few centimeters to regulate an extra row of seating. However, the remainder of the scale stays the identical. The again now has new bumper design, new taillight design, and revised skid plate. Design modifications aside, the MG Hector Plus additionally will get a brand new shade referred to as the Starry Sky Blue, which must be my favorite within the spectrum.
MG Hector Plus entrance profile. (Photo: MG Motor India)
While the exteriors get minor modifications, it’s the cabin for which the MG Hector Plus was born. The largest spotlight along with a 3rd row bench kind seating are center row captain seats, making the Hector Plus a 6-seater mannequin, versus the 5-seater Hector. MG has additionally modified the theme contained in the cabin which now will get a Smoked Sepia Brown leather-based upholstery as in opposition to all black hector. The captain seats and new brown shade makes the Hector Plus extra interesting and plush.
The remainder of the structure stays the identical with all of the bells and whistles making the MG Hector Plus some of the function packed and technologically superior SUV beneath Rs 20 Lakh in India. MG Hector Plus will get the up to date infotainment system which already had voice instructions however now additionally will get a Chit Chat operate.
The vertically stacked 10.4-inch infotainment system is a bit of artwork in itself and will get an embedded Sim for connectivity. Loaded with iSMART app you possibly can remotely begin the automobile or push the map to the system. It additionally will get apps like Gaana, TomTom, and Accuweather. Then there are options like good tailgate, electronically adjustable entrance seat, panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting, 360-view digital camera and extra.
MG Hector Plus captain seats. (Photo: MG Motor India)
As for the powertrain choices, the MG Hector Plus, just like the MG Hector, will proceed to be powered by three engine choices – 1.5-litre petrol and petrol hybrid and a 2.0-litre diesel engine. The output too stands identical at 143 PS and 250 Nm for the petrol engine and 170 PS and 350 Nm for the diesel engine. While the petrol will get a DCT and a guide gearbox, the diesel solely has a 6-speed guide unit.
In phrases of security the MG Hector Plus will get a number of digital security options like a devoted name centre for emergency help which the MG Motor India calls a ‘Pulse Hub’, Geo Fence, and extra. Physical security options embody an Electronic Stability Program, Hill Hold Control, 6-Airbags, TCS, and ABS with EBD.
MG Hector Plus rear profile. (Photo: MG Motor India)
We haven’t pushed the brand new MG Hector Plus as of now however given our earlier expertise with the MG Hector having the identical engines, our impression largely stays the identical. As for the extra row of seating and captain seats, it solely makes the MG Hector Plus a price for cash providing in its phase. We will quickly convey our detailed drive assessment of the MG Hector SUV, so preserve tuned.