Post much wait, MG Motors has launched the six-seat Hector Plus in India at a starting price of Rs 13,48,800. The vehicle is available in three engine options – 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol, 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol hybrid and 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel. The Hector Plus in diesel guise is available in four variants – Style, Super and Smart and Sharp. Meanwhile, the Hector Plus in petrol guise is available in four variants – Style, Smart, Sharp Hybrid and Sharp.
Feature highlights of the MG Hector Plus consist of a 360-degree camera, all LED lighting, panoramic sunroof, powered tail-gate with swipe function, second row captain seats with slide and recline function, front and rear parking sensors, ambient lighting and electric parking brake.
The MG Hector Plus is offered in six colour options including Starry Sky Blue, Candy White, Glaze Red, Starry Black, Burgundy Red and Aurora Silver. Powertrain options on the model include a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol motor, 1.5-litre petrol-hybrid motor and a 2.0-litre diesel mill. The 1.5-litre turbo-petrol variant will be paired exclusively to a DCT unit while the 1.5-litre petrol hybrid variant and 2.0-litre diesel variant will be offered with a six-speed manual unit. The model will be offered in four trims that include Style, Super, Smart and Sharp. The Style variant will be produced on a made to order basis.
The following are the introductory variant-wise prices for the MG Hector Plus (ex-showroom, all India), valid till 13 August.
Hector Plus 1.5 turbo-petrol MT Style: Rs 13.49 lakh
Hector Plus 1.5 turbo-petrol DCT Smart: Rs 16.65 lakh
Hector Plus 1.5 turbo-petrol hybrid MT Sharp: Rs 17.28 lakh
Hector Plus 1.5 turbo-petrol DCT Sharp: Rs 18.21 lakh
Hector Plus 2.0 diesel MT Style: Rs 14.44 lakh
Hector Plus 2.0 diesel MT Super: Rs 15.65 lakh
Hector Plus 2.0 diesel MT Smart: Rs 17.15 lakh
Hector Plus 2.0 diesel MT Sharp: Rs 18.54 lakh
What’s good about it?
The new Hector Plus gets several first in segment features in the form of floating light turn indicators, eight colour ambient lighting, powered tailgate opening, four-way power-adjustable co-driver seat, smart swipe auto tailgate opening and heated ORVMs. Additionally, the Hector Plus features a 10.4-inch HD touchscreen AVN system and a premium sound system by Infinity.
What is not so good?
The base Style variant in both petrol and diesel engine options are available only on demand. The variant misses out on a 10.4-inch HD AVN touchscreen system, rear parking camera and front parking sensors. Moreover, tyre pressure monitoring system is not available in both ‘Style’ and ‘Super’ variants. The petrol hybrid variant is available only in the ‘Smart’ variant.
Best variant to buy?
The feature-loaded top-spec Sharp variant is a good option considering the fact that this is the only variant to offer petrol hybrid with a manual transmission, petrol with DCT and diesel with manual transmission options.
Engine size - 1.5-litre (1,451cc) turbocharged intercooled
Performance - Peak power of 141bhp at 5,000rpm and Top torque - 250Nm
Engine size - 1.5-litre (1,451cc) turbocharged intercooled with belt starter generator
Performance - Peak power of 141bhp at 5,000rpm and Top torque 250Nm
Engine size - 2.0-litre (1,956cc) turbocharged
Performance - Peak power of 167bhp at 3,750rpm and Top torque 350Nm