At Auto Expo 2020, MG Motor India debuted the three-row version of the Hector, named the Hector Plus. The carmaker has now begun production of the SUV in series at his Halol plant in Gujarat before its launch in July.
The Hector Plus is a six-seater SUV based on the Hector with middle-row captain seats. While it has something in common with the Hector, the new headlamps and grille, revamped front and rear bumpers, wider LED DRLs, and modified tail lamps (which are no longer connected) make it stand apart from the former models.
It is expected that its equipment list will remain similar to that of the Hector that includes a 10.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with connected car tech, a 360-degree camera, a panoramic sunroof and up to six airbags. MG will also offer third row AC vents, as well as a USB charging port.
MG is offering the Hector Plus with the same BS6 engines that the Hector has. Its 1.5-liter turbo-petrol engine with a 48V mild-hybrid system develops 143PS/250Nm and transmits power to the front wheels through a 6-speed manual. The automatic six-speed dual-clutch option also available with the petrol engine. This variant isn’t having the mild-hybrid rig, however. The 2.0-liter diesel engine, while matched to a 6-speed manual, puts out 170PS and 350Nm and does not get an automatic option yet.