Morris Garages will soon expand its Indian product portfolio with a range of new models. The next big launch from the British carmaker will be the MG Hector Plus, which essentially the bigger (6/7-seater) version of the Hector 5-seater. The SUV’s 6-seater model was recently showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo. Here’re 5 important facts about the Hector Plus 6-seater SUV. Read – MG Gloster Interior Spy Pictures Reveal Interesting Details
1. Longer Than Hector
The overall length of the MG Hector Plus 6-seater has been increased by 40mm. Interestingly, no changes have been made to its width, height, wheelbase and ground clearance. Similar to the 5-seater version, the Hector Plus measures 1835mm in width and 1760mm in height with a wheelbase of 2750mm. The ground clearance of both models stands at 198mm.
2. More Cabin Space
The increased length has helped the carmaker accommodate an extra third-row seat. The 6-seater version will offer captain seats for the second row of seats and have 50:50 split ratio for the third row seats. The 7-seater model, on the other hand, will come with 60:40 split bench seats. This means, there will be more cabin space for occupants. Read – Top 4 Differences Between MG Hector Plus Vs Hector 5-Seater
3. Slightly Different Looks
The MG Hector Plus has taken its platform and several design bits from its donor 5-seater sibling. Though, the carmaker has made minor styling changes to make it look premium. Upfront, the SUV has an all-black grille without chrome surround, revised bumper, new triangular design for headlamps and fog lamps and thicker LED DRLs (daytime running lights). The position of the reverse light and reflectors is slightly different. The vehicle also gets LED light bar on tailgate.
4. Same Engines
While there are minor design upgrades, the engine bay remain untouched. Similar to the Hector 5-seater, its 6/7-seater models will come with the three engine options – a 1.5L turbo petrol, a 1.5L petrol with 48V mild-hybrid setup and a 2.0L diesel. Transmissions will also be carried over from the Hector 5-seater – i.e. 6-speed manual and a DCT automatic.
5. Expected Launch & Price
The MG Hector Plus 6-seater will hit roads in coming months, while the 7-seater model will see a release near around this year’s festive season. Talking about the pricing, the SUV’s bigger version is likely to be around Rs 1 lakh more expensive than its younger sibling. The Hector 5-seater is currently available in the price range of Rs 12.73 lakh – Rs 17.43 lakh (ex-showroom).
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