Morris Garages recently unveiled the MG Hector Plus SUV at the Auto Expo 2020. The three-row version of the Hector will be offered with 6-seats and 7-seats configuration featuring captain seats and bench-type seats in the second row respectively. While the MG Hector Plus 6-seater will hit showrooms in summer, the 7-seater version will be launched during 2020 festive season (near around Diwali).
The MG Hector Plus 6-seater third row seats will come have 50:50 split ratio and the 7-seater model will come with 60:40 split bench seats. Both versions will come with the 2.0L diesel and 1.5L turbo petrol engines borrowed from the 5-seater Hector. The oil burner delivers power worth 170PS and 350Nm, and the gasoline motor makes 143PS and 250Nm. While a 6-speed manual gearbox will be standard, a 6-speed DCT will be offered exclusively with the petrol engine.
Minor cosmetic changes have been made to the three-row Hector. The model gets thicker LED DRLs, an all-black grille without chrome surround, revised front bumper, headlamps and fog lamps with new triangular design and LED light bar on tailgate. The reverse light and reflectors have been positioned slightly higher on the bumper. Read – 10 Facts About MG Gloster 7-Seater SUV
Compared to the 5-seater Hector, the MG Hector Plus is 40mm longer. Inside, the model is likely to get an updated 10.4-inch portrait-style touchscreen infotainment system. The higher trim could be exclusively offered with MG’s in-car connectivity suite and a panoramic roof.
Prices of the MG Hector Plus 6 and 7-seater models will be more or less similar. Both versions are likely to cost around Rs 1 lakh premium over the 5-seater Hector that’s available in the price range of Rs 12.73 lakh – Rs 17.43 lakh (ex-showroom). Talking about competition, the SUV’s three-row variants will be put up against the upcoming new-generation Mahindra XUV500, Tata Gravitas and Ford’s XUV500 –based SUV.
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