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MG Hector Plus SUV deliveries start in India – First owners

MG Hector Plus 6 seater SUV gets captain seats in middle row and is priced about Rs 1 lakh more than Hector 5 seater

MG Motor launched their new 6 seater SUV, called Hector Plus in India earlier this month. It is the same SUV which showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo. This. is company’s third offering in India following that of Hector and MG ZS electric vehicle.

MG India has started delivering Hector Plus to the first batch of owners across the country. Introductory pricing of Hector Plus, between Rs 13.49 – Rs 18.54 lakhs, is valid till August 13, 2020, while thereafter pricing could go up by around Rs.50,000 depending on variant.

Hector Plus is offered in four variants of Style, Super, Smart and Sharp. It gets the same engine lineup as seen on the 5 seater Hector. The 1.5 liter turbo petrol engine with a 48 V mild hybrid system offering 143 hp power and 250 Nm torque, mated to a 6 speed manual transmission. Same petrol motor minus mild hybrid system is also on offer, mated to either 6 MT or a DCT auto. The 2.0 liter turbo diesel engine is capable of 170 hp power and 350 Nm torque mated to a 6 speed manual transmission.

MG Hector Plus

MG Hector Plus Segment First Features

As we have seen on the MG Hector and MG ZS EV, the Hector Plus also gets loaded with features some of which are segment firsts. It is presented in six colour options of Candy White, Aurora Silver, Starry Black, Burgundy Red, Glaze Red and Starry Sky Blue. The Hector Plus gets LED lighting all round right from the LED headlamps with LED DRLs, LED tail lamps to LED front and rear fog lamps. Other features include floating light turn indicators, heated ORVMs, panoramic sunroof, 360 degree camera, front and rear parking sensors and a shark fit antenna. It sits on dual tone machined alloy wheels.

Interior seating and door liners are finished in a Smoked Sepia Brown Leather. It is seen in three row seating arrangement and gets captain seats in the middle row. The driver’s seat in 6 way power adjustable while the co-driver seat can be 4 way power adjusted.

MG Hector Plus is fitted with i-Smart connectivity technology with over 55 connected car features. It gets a 7 inch coloured digital MID system offering information on navigation, music, calling and TPMS, etc. Other on board features include a leather wrapped multi function steering wheel, 8 colour ambient lighting system and twin pane panoramic sunroof. The tail gate can be opened by swiping our foot under the sensor.

Where safety is concerned, the Hector Plus is also well equipped with multiple airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchors, electronic stability management and traction control. The top spec MG Hector Sharp variant receives a total of 6 airbags and heated ORVMs along with auto headlamps.

The MG Hector Plus 6 seater aims to eat into the sales of Toyota Innova Crysta. However, it will face some competition very soon from the Tata Gravitas, scheduled for launch in coming months. The Hector Plus 7 seater variant is also heading to launch sometime later this year.

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