After unveiling the Hector Plus at the Auto Expo 2020, MG Motor India is all geared up to bring its third offering to the Indian market. The Hector Plus is all set to build on the pace generated by the Hector and will appeal particularly to the prospective owners who wanted a Hector with a 6-seater configuration. The company recently listed the Hector Plus on its official website after manufacturing commenced at the Halol facility in Gujarat.
In the latest turn of events, MG Motor released a teaser video of the Hector Plus, showcasing the most talked about feature on the Hector Plus: the captain seats. The video starts off with them telling a knock-knock joke. Masking the USP of the car with humour? Pretty smooth, MG!
How does the cabin look now?
All of us pretty much know by now that the Hector will receive a 6-seater configuration and the teaser video gives us a good look inside the cabin. The captain seats are revealed in broad daylight and that also reveals that those chairs might be the comfiest place to be in the Hector Plus. The seats are wrapped in brown leather upholstery and that gives it a more premium appeal.
Exterior and Interior design changes
Coming to changes in comparison to its smaller sibling, the MG Hector Plus gets a few cosmetic changes upfront. The company has replaced the chrome border around the grille with a glossy black grille, which is flanked by new LED daytime running lamps. It also comes with a new pair of headlamps accentuating the front design. On the sides, it will feature roof rails, blacked-out B-pillars, body-coloured ORVMs, and alloy wheels. The SUV also gets new front and rear bumpers, new rear tail lamp design, revised skid plates and more. The overall design of the car’s rear end looks more rounded than the 5-seater version. In profile, there is not much difference between the two vehicles.
Inside the cabin, the longer Hector gets new tan faux leather upholstery, beige headliner, a revised dashboard, air vents for the third-row passengers, rear AC vents, adjustable headrests and more. It also gets air vents for the third-row passengers, rear AC vents, adjustable headrests for all passengers. The dashboard will also get matching tan panels.
As far as features are concerned, it is likely to borrow most of the tech from the younger sibling including the connected car technology, which includes a 10.4-inch touchscreen unit. Like the 5-seater Hector, the new Hector Plus will also be a connected car, and it will receive Over the Air (OTA) updates allowing customers to update software or firmware, themes, infotainment content and more. Further, in terms of safety, six airbags, ABS with EBD, Follow Me Home headlamps, and a 360-degree view camera is expected.
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The MG Hector Plus SUV will be powered by the same Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre diesel and in-house developed 1.5-litre mild-hybrid petrol unit. Both the engines will be mated to a six-speed manual gearbox as standard along with the dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT) as optional on the petrol model.