MG Motors has introduced the long-awaited 6-seater version of the Hector SUV – called the MG Hector Plus at the Auto Expo 2020. The new model comes with some design changes, upgraded interior and added features. The 6-seater SUV will go on sale in the second half of 2020.
Besides Hector Plus, MG has showcased 13 different models including the HS SUV, i-Vision Concept MPV, Marvel X pure electric SUV, Gloster premium SUV and others. In this article, we bring you the live images, key features, specifications and other details of the MG Hector Plus 6-seater SUV –
The MG Hector Plus SUV will directly rival the likes of the Mahindra XUV500 and the new Tata Gravitas 7-seater SUV, which is based on the Harrier SUV.
The MG Hector Plus 6-seater is basically the re-badged version of the updated Baojun 530, which was introduced in the Chinese market in September 2019. The SUV comes with subtle design changes in the form of revised front grille with lots of chrome inserts, newly styled headlamps with LED daytime running lights, new alloy wheels, re-profiled rear bumper and tail-lamps along with faux dual exhaust system.
Majority of the changes are made inside the cabin. It comes with an additional third-row seat to accommodate more people. While the six-seater model will have captain seats for the second row of seats.
Flexible third row seat
The third row seat of the MG Hector Plus is flexible, and can be folded down completely to increase the boot space of the SUV. It also gets dedicated air-con vents and utility spaces.
Features similar to the Hector
Similar to the 5-seater Hector, its three-row version features a 10.4-inch vertical infotainment system with smarphone connectivity, automatic climate control, panoramic sunroof, Wi-Fi connectivity and several other comfort goodies and safety features.
Powertrain sourced from Harrier.
Engine setup of the new MG Hector Plus 6-seater SUV includes the same 1.5L petrol with 48V mild-hybrid setup, 1.5L turbo petrol and 2.0L diesel motor, carried over from the 5-seater Hector. While the petrol unit is good for 143bhp and 250Nm of torque, the oil burner produces 170bhp of power and 350Nm of torque. Transmission choices will include a 6-speed manual and a DTC automatic unit.
In terms of safety and security, the MG Hector Plus comes packed with 6 airbags, ESP (Electronic Stability Program), TCS (Traction Control System), hill hold control, ABS with EBD and brake assist, 360 degree surround view camera, front and rear parking sensors and tyre pressure monitoring system.
In terms of proportions, the MG Hector Plus is 40mm longer than the 5-seater sibling. The Harrier 5-seater measures 4,655mm in length, 1,835mm in width and 1,760mm in height. The wheelbase of both SUVs are also same, stands at 2,750mm. It comes with a ground clearance of 198mm.