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MG Motors Steady Steps

MG Motor seems unaffected with growing competition in Indian Automobile market, indeed its taking slow but steady steps to increase its customer base by launching back to back products, next vehicle in this category is MG Hector Plus, first time MG showcased the production version of the Hector Plus in Feb-2020 Auto Expo

  • Expected Price: ₹14 Lakh
  • Expected Launch : Aug 2020 (Tentative)
  • MG Hector Plus Competitors: TATA Gravitas, Tata Hexa, Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500, MG Hector and Volkswagen T-Roc.

It will be the 7-seat version of existing MG Hector SUV which will be called as “Hector Plus”

MG Hector Plus Exterior Design

Upon first glance it looks like standard MG Hector but the Hector Plus is still distinguishable with some new design elements.

  • The front radiator grille is larger on the Hector Plus and features a blacked-out theme with chrome studs.
  • At rear The red plastic panel between the tail-lamps have been removed,
  • Tail lamp is new
  • The rear bumpers have also been given a revision.
  • The Hector Plus will have sets of 17-inch diamond-cut dual-tone alloy wheels.
  • The sleek LED DRLs have a new design,
  • Main headlamp cluster is positioned lower on the front bumper.

MG Hector plus will be three-row version of the SUV, it will be available in 6-Seater and 7-Seater versions,The second row will come with a conventional bench or a set of captain seats,The new SUV is around 40 mm longer than the current Hector to accommodate the rear seats. it will have new and more sleek LED Daytime Running Lamps and headlamps to increase the appeal of the SUV

MG Hector Plus Internet Connected Features

The Hector Plus revealed at the 2020 Auto Expo featured the “Internet Inside” badge on the rear of the car. This also confirms that the Hector Plus will come with MG’s iSMART internet-enabled connected features with the virtual assistant. however it will be more advanced and smooth version of app offered in existing Hector model

Engines

The Hector Plus will be powered by the same Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine that develops 170hp and 350Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The Hector Plus will also offer the 1.5-litre turbo petrol motor with the mild-hybrid system which could be offered with a DCT automatic transmission as well.

Interior Design

At Auto Expo where the Hector Plus was showcased, for the time being MG not disclosed the design of the cabin however, the SUV on display had a similar-looking interior from the standard Hector with the vertically positioned infotainment system, the digital instrument cluster, and overall design. The door trim panel designs are also similar to the standard model. all following is expected to carry forward once after Hector Plus launch

Seating Configuration

When the car was unveiled at the 2020 Auto Expo, MG confirmed that the Hector Plus will be offered in two seating configurations: 6-seat and 7-seat. The 6-seat layout in the Hector Plus will use two captain seats for the second-row with a bench seat in the third-row for a 2+2+2 layout. In the 7-seat configuration, the Hector Plus will use a bench seat in the second row for a 2+3+2 layout. The top-spec model is likely to be offered with faux leather upholstery, however, the tan-leather seats may not make it to the India-spec model.

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