As of now, the six-seater MG Hector Plus retails at a base price of Rs 13.73 lakh (former showroom), which is nearly Rs 90,000 more than what the entry-level variant of the Hector a five places
Earlier this year, MG Motor launched the three-row version of the Hector SUV in the Indian market, after first revealing it at Auto Expo 2020 in February, calling it “Hector Plus”. MG has offered the Hector Plus with a six-seat configuration as standard until now, however, the automaker will also soon introduce a new seven-seat version of the SUV.
MG Motor has confirmed that a seven-seater version of the Hector Plus will be launched on the Indian market in January 2021. Hector was MG’s first product in the Indian market and the SUV has quickly gained popularity in the country, thanks to its extensive list of features. . MG felt that a three-row version of the car could take success one step further.
It should be noted that while the three-row version of the Hector is sold as a separate car with the affix “Plus”. As of now, the MG Hector Plus retails at a starting price of Rs 13.73 lakh, going up to Rs 18.68 lakh (both prices, ex showroom) for the high-end trim.
The seven-seat variants are also likely to be priced in between this price range. The new version will feature a bench row in the center, in contrast to the captain’s seats seen in the current six-seater Hector Plus. There are no changes to the SUV’s powertrain.
That said, MG offers the Hector Plus with a 1.5-liter turbo petrol engine rated at 143 PS / 240 Nm; a 48V lightweight hybrid version of the same powertrain; as well as a 2.0-liter diesel engine of FCA origin that delivers 170 hp of maximum power, along with 350 Nm of maximum torque. A 6-speed manual gearbox is standard on all powertrains, while a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is also offered with the petrol powertrain.
The seven-seater Hector Plus will further help MG attract more buyers for the car. The Hector Plus will soon be joined by a host of new rivals, including the upcoming next-generation Mahindra XUV500, the Tata Gravitas, as well as the three-row version of the Hyundai Creta.