MG will launch the six-seater Hector Plus in India tomorrow. The car will climb a rung above the Hector in terms of practicality and will be positioned one segment above than the latter in terms of pricing.
The Hector Plus will sport one additional seat than the Hector. This comes with an extra third row and captain seats for the middle occupants. It is speculated that the company will also launch a bench-seat version later which could 7 people. A few images of the car that was snapped before the launch suggests that the car will have tan coloured upholstery on the inside that looks rather premium.
The Plus badge comes with only one new feature – an automatic tailgate. Rest of the list will be borrowed from the Hector which means the connected car will boast of a 10.4-inch infotainment system, an Infinity sound system, a panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting and power front seats.
Like its 5-seater sibling, the Hector Plus will be offered with a 1.5-litre petrol engine rated 143PS, a 1.5-litre hybrid engine that will output 143PS and a 2.0-litre diesel engine that will deliver 170PS. While the hybrid and diesel variants will be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, the petrol-only version will be offered with a DCT only.
In terms of safety, the car will get 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, front and rear parking sensors, a 360-degree camera and electronic stability control. Prices for the car can be estimated around Rs 16 lakh (ex-showroom), rivalling the Toyota Innova Crysta, Mahindra XUV500 and the upcoming Tata Gravitas.