Auto Expo 2023: MG reveals Hector facelift, Plus; price starts Rs 14.7 lakh
Morris Garages (MG) revealed the Hector facelift and the Hector Plus at the ongoing Auto Expo 2023 on Wednesday. The price range of the MG Hector facelift is between Rs 14.73 lakh and Rs 20.78 lakh. For MG Hector Plus, the price range is Rs 17.5 lakh and Rs 22.43 lakh.
MG Hector facelift is powered by a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol (143PS and 250Nm) engine. MG Hector Plus will be powered by a 2-litre diesel (170PS and 350Nm) engine. The channels in the rear include a new illuminated light stripe.
The cars will have a larger 14-inch touchscreen infotainment screen. It will allow new voice commands for ambient lighting, a new gearshift lever and an electronic parking brake.
The bigger upgrades are in safety. The cars will have Level 2 ADAS with features like lane keep assist, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control and traffic jam assist. The car has also followed a global trend of spreading the “Hector” name badge across the lower section of the tailgate.
Hector is now available in five variants – Style, Smart, Smart Pro, Sharp Pro and Savvy Pro.
The company said the SUV is available in five, six, and seven-seater configurations.
The next-gen Hector has key safety features such as six airbags and a 360-degree HD camera.
Hector was introduced by MG Motor India in 2019.
MG Motor India showcased its vision for future mobility “Drive Ahead” at Auto Expo 2023 here.
The company unveiled a line-up of 14 production-ready vehicles from its portfolio at the expo
Earlier, Maruti Suzuki unveiled its concept SUV ‘eVX’ at the Auto Expo 2023.
The biennial auto show that was originally scheduled to be held in 2022 was postponed to this year due to COVID-19. Some major manufacturers such as Mahindra & Mahindra, Skoda, Volkswagen and Nissan, along with luxury car makers like Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi, are not participating in this edition.
Also, the visibility of main two-wheeler makers such as Hero MotoCorp, Bajaj Auto and TVS Motor Co will be restricted to their displays of flex-fuel prototype vehicles at the Ethanol pavilion.
The likes of Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Tata Motors, Kia India, Toyota Kirloskar and MG Motor India will lead the traditional automakers at the show at Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh) that will witness five global launches and the launching and unveiling of 75 products.
This expo edition kicks off with press days on January 11-12, followed by general public days from January 13-18. There is a much larger participation of newer startup players, especially in the electric vehicles segment in this edition.
(With agency inputs)
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