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Upcoming MG Hector Plus SUV listed on website, variants revealed

Tuhin Guha

MG Motor India's upcoming offering, the MG Hector Plus, has been listed on its website. The SUV is expected to debut in the coming few weeks. The Hector Plus is the three-row version of the MG Hector, and can be had in six or seven-seater layouts.

It has now come to light that the Hector Plus in its six-seater iteration will be available in the top three Hector variants: Super, Smart, Sharp. The features list should be identical to that of the standard Hector, and you can read more on what these variants offer here.

The Hector Plus should get the same engine options as the standard car. This means one petrol will be a 1.5 litre turbocharged unit with 143PS and 250Nm while the other will add a 48V mild-hybrid system to the mix. This will allow for it to feature a start-stop system, regenerative braking and add torque fill functionality. The diesel engine will be the 2.0-litre FCA Multijet unit as seen on the Jeep Compass and Tata Harrier. The Hector will get it in the 173PS and 350Nm guise. Gearbox options should be a six-speed manual and DCT (petrol only).

The MG Hector Plus is also differentiated by reworked exterior styling.  There is a larger grille, new headlamp design and DRLs, and revised skid plates. In profile, the SUV now has a stretched-out glass element around the C-Pillar. The rear rounds things off with a new bumper and tail lamps. New paint options are also expected. The interiors of the Hector Plus haven't been shown but expect an updated infotainment screen with OTA updates and tan leather upholstery.

Production of the MG Hector Plus is already underway at the MG facility in Halol, Gujarat. Expect to pay a premium of between Rs 1 to 1.5 lakh over the standard Hector for the new version. Prices of the Hector start at Rs 12.73 lakh for the base petrol and go up to Rs 17.73 lakh for the top-spec diesel.

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