MG Motor India has hiked the prices of the Hector and Hector Plus SUVs for the third time this year, owing to the increased input costs
A majority of automakers in India are beginning the new fiscal year (FY2021-22) with a price hike on their vehicles, mainly due to the increased costs of raw materials and transportation. MG India is also one of them; the manufacturer has increased the prices of the Hector and Hector Plus SUVs by up to Rs. 43,000.
The price of MG Hector now starts at Rs. 13.18 lakh, and goes all the way up to Rs. 18.43 lakh for the petrol variants. Also, the ‘Sharp MT petrol hybrid’ trim has been discontinued now. The price of the diesel variants of the Hector now ranges from Rs. 14.59 lakh to Rs. 18.86 lakh.
As for MG Hector Plus, it is available in 6- and 7-seater versions, both offered with petrol and diesel engine options. Starting with the 6-seater Hector Plus, the price of the petrol variants now begins at 17.50 lakh, and goes up to Rs. 19.18 lakh. As for the diesel variants, the price ranges from 16.38 lakh to 19.61 lakh.
The 7-seater MG Hector Plus is now priced from Rs. 13.63 lakh to Rs. 15.13 lakh for the petrol models, and from Rs. 15.04 lakh to Rs. 18.81 lakh for the diesel ones. All prices mentioned here are ex-showroom (New Delhi), and these updated prices will be applicable 1st April 2021 onwards. MG Hector and Hector Plus are both available with the same two engine options in the Indian market– a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol and a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel.
The former is capable of generating a peak power of 143 PS and 250 Nm, while the latter is good for 170 PS and 350 Nm. A 6-speed manual transmission is available as standard, and on the petrol variants, buyers can opt for a CVT or a 6-speed DCT instead. Also, a 48V mild-hybrid system is optional on select petrol trims.
|MG Hector (petrol)||Rs. 13.18 lakh to Rs. 18.43 lakh|
|MG Hector (diesel)||Rs. 14.59 lakh to Rs. 18.86 lakh|
|MG Hector Plus 7-seater (petrol)||Rs. 13.63 lakh to Rs. 15.13 lakh|
|MG Hector Plus 7-seater (diesel)||Rs. 15.04 lakh to Rs. 18.81 lakh|
|MG Hector Plus 6-seater (petrol)||Rs. 17.50 lakh to Rs. 19.18 lakh|
|MG Hector Plus 6-seater (diesel)||Rs. 16.38 lakh to Rs. 19.61 lakh|
MG is planning to launch the petrol-powered version of the ZS EV in the Indian market soon. According to speculations, this upcoming SUV will be christened ‘Astor’, and it will compete in the sub-4-metre SUV segment, against rivals like Kia Sonet, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Nissan Magnite, etc.