MG Hector vs MG Hector Plus: Find the Key Differences

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The main difference between the MG Hector and the MG Hector Plus is the seating capacity. The former version offers a five-seater layout, while the latter offers six-and seven-seater layouts. Further, both vehicles are more or less the same in terms of features and specifications. There are other MG cars that cater to buyers who want a sub-compact SUV, an EV or a full-size SUV. Speaking of EVs, MG Motors India has plans to introduce more EVs to India in the near future. However, the MG Hector Plus demands an extra premium over the five-seater MG Hector.

So, if you are confused between both models- now it’s time to stop scratching your head since this article will tell you the similarities and differences between these two iterations. But, as mentioned earlier, they are mostly the same.
However, you’ll know once you’ll start reading this article. Let’s read on, then!
But, before you start, you should know that the 2023 MG Hector and the Hector Plus are facelifted iterations.

Since the 2023 model is a facelift, it hasn’t received any mechanical revamp. However, it has received several cosmetic changes, alongside a few added features. That said, it has the same engine as the pre-facelift model. It continues to offer a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine that produces 141bhp at 5000rpm and 250Nm of peak torque at 3600rpm.

Then, another option includes a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel mill that churns out 167.67bhp at 2750rpm and 350Nm of peak torque at 2500rpm.
All these engine options include a standard six-speed manual, alongside an optional eight-speed CVT, which is exclusive to the petrol engine. If you want a five-seater model with a petrol-automatic configuration, then check out the MG Hector price list on the autoX website.

MG Hector

The MG Hector Plus, on the other hand, has the same engine and transmission options, but an eight-speed CVT automatic gearbox is exclusive to the six-seater variant.
Both vehicles store their juices in a 60-litre fuel tank.
They don’t offer a 4×4 or an all-wheel-drive system, either.

As for the suspension setup, both SUVs have the same arrangement. It uses a MacPherson Strut with Coil Spring at the front and a Beam Assemble with Coil Spring at the rear. With this setup, the MG Hector has proven to offer a comfortable ride quality. The British marque car manufacturer has tuned the suspension to a softer side. Due to this, it absorbs the bumps from potholes with ease. However, it is recommended to take a test drive of a vehicle, as personal experience can vary from person to person.
These suspension setups work in tandem with disc brakes. Moreover, both SUVs run on 18-inch alloy wheels, and they have a tyre profile of 215/55 R18.
For a car of its size, the tyres aren’t broad. That said, its direct rival, the Mahindra XUV700 has broader tyres. Speaking of the indigenous SUV, you can check out the XUV700 price on autoX.

Revamped Exterior
As mentioned before, the 2023 models are the facelifted versions. The most noticeable change you’ll see is a massive grille with black-chrome treatments. It seems the concept of a big grille is trending among several carmakers. However, the new MG Hector has an Argyle-inspired diamond mesh grille, flanked by sleeker LED lights. If you compare it with the pre-facelift, the updated Hector looks more premium than before, and it exudes an elevated sense of design.
The carmaker, however, has retained the silhouette as the pre-facelift. But now, this SUV offers several chrome inserts on the whole body. It continues to run on the same alloy wheels as before.

As for the rear profile, you’ll notice that the car now has a continuous taillight that gives a broad look to the vehicle. In addition, the chrome runs continuously along the taillight as well. Further, the tailgate has the “Hector” badging written in chrome, alongside the ADAS badge in red on the right end of the tailgate. Please note that the ADAS package is exclusive to the top-of-the-line variants of the Hector and the Hector Plus. If you have a big family (more than four members) and want new-age safety features, you should consider the top model of the Hector Plus. You can check out the Hector Plus price on the autoX website, though.
Going down further, the lower section of the bumper now boasts square-shaped dummy exhausts, accompanied by black cladding and a chrome insert.
These changes are, of course, on the MG Hector Plus as well.

Both SUVs have the same number of features. Firstly, you should know that the MG Hector has a leatherette upholstery, while the Hector Plus has a leather material inside. Further, both cars will welcome you with a leather-wrapped controls-mounted steering wheel with paddle shifters (in automatic only), a digital instrument cluster, auto HVAC, auto headlights, a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, a wireless charger, multi-coloured ambient lighting, and front ventilated seats (with cooling function only). So, if you are picky about the upholstery’s material, you should consider the Hector Plus. However, you can visit autoX to check the latest MG Hector Plus price.
And, just so you know, the facelifted MG Hector has also received a revamped interior. It looks plusher than before- thanks to the wooden trims on door panels and the centre console. At the same time, the layout of the ambient lighting has also changed, as the cockpit, now has a single LED strip that looks more premium than before. However, you’ll find ambient lighting on front footwells as well.

Moreover, both family SUVs offer a cooled glove box, a first-in-segment 14-inch touchscreen display with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. They also offer an Inifinity-sourced premium audio system, having four speakers plus four tweeters, alongside an amplifier and a subwoofer. Other convenience features include a 12V charging socket, USB ports, an auxiliary port, and mobile app connectivity. Their in-house-designed app can let the user remotely control the windows (open/close), doors (lock/unlock), HVAC (pre-conditioning), and lighting (interior/exterior). Further, it also lets the user access the vehicle’s data, such as upcoming service(s), live speed, live location, last parked location, fuel level, engine oil level, battery status, and tyres pressure, to name a few.
On the safety front, the top models of these SUVs offer brake assist, traction control, ABS with EBD, ESC, engine immobilizer, hill hold control, child-seat anchorages, seat belt warnings, six airbags, child-lock, and speed-sensing door lock.
However, you can go through the curated list of features and specifications on autoX. That said, you can also compare with rivals, such as the Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV700, Hyundai Alcazar, and some variants of the Hyundai Tucson, to name a few.

Variants and Prices
For starters, let’s talk about the MG Hector. The carmaker offers ten variants of this model. As far as the figures go, the MG Hector price starts at Rs 14.73 lakh for the base model, the Style Petrol MT, and goes up to Rs 21.73 lakh for the top model, the Savvy Pro Petrol CVT.

In parallel, the MG Hector Plus, available with six- and seven-seater layouts has eleven variants on offer. It has a starting price of Rs 17.50 lakh for the base model, the Smart 7 STR Petrol MT, and goes up to Rs 22.43 lakh for the top model, the Savvy Pro 7 STR Petrol CVT.

All are ex-showroom prices, New Delhi, as of January 2023.
Please note that these prices are subject to change without any prior notice to the customer. However, you can visit the autoX website to access the latest location-based price list for your dream vehicle. For more posts on automotive-related content, job opportunities, and online giveaways, you can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.

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