The latest launch in the Indian automobile industry is that of the 7-seat Hyundai Alcazar. Being launched in the 7-seat mid-size SUV segment, it competes directly against the popular MG Hector Plus. Now, the Hector Plus is a modern SUV as well that built its success due to the massive feature-rich cabin that it offers along with a ton of room inside the cabin. Based on the most popular SUV in the country (Creta), the Alcazar comes with a very attractive package as well, making this comparison even more interesting. So without any further ado, let us start with our Hyundai Alcazar vs MG Hector Plus comparison basis of exteriors, features, specs, safety, engines and prices.
Hyundai Alcazar vs MG Hector Plus – Exterior and Dimensions
Hyundai Alcazar features Hyundai’s sensual design language and looks ultra-modern. The front fascia of the Alcazar is clearly inspired by the Creta but there are key differences between the two. It features the Trio-Beam LED Headlamps and DRLs along with the bold and broad front grille with a completely different and attractive pattern with a chrome finish. The usage of chrome on the face is rather generous. The characteristic sculpted creases on the sides are new and the 18-inch Diamond-Cut Alloy Wheels are of completely different design as well. The side step will ensure easy ingress and egress for the passengers and the roof rails will enhance the practicality aspect. There is an appearance of a ring structure on the B-Pillar and D-Pillar which looks really sporty and modern and gives an entirely new dimension to the SUV. Hyundai claims that this will improve the rigidity for better handling. The rear end features a split LED taillamp setup along with a thick chrome slab connecting the two tail-lamps and Alcazar engraved on it. The bumper below hosts the sporty skid plate and there is also the shark fin antenna.
The exterior design of the MG Hector features the modern approach as well. The outside of the MG Hector Plus is also inspired by the Hector which means that there are LED Headlamps with LED DRLs, LED fog lamps, bold chrome touched front grille, gunmetal front skid plates, the headlamp unit placed at the lower end of the bumper and the DRLs on the top of the bonnet, 18-inch dual-tone alloys, floating-effect turn indicators, sleek rear LED tail lamps with chrome bar connecting the rear tail lamps. Overall, the SUV is massive in size and certainly commands a great road presence. In this segment, that plays a huge role in customers deciding on a particular car or SUV.
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In terms of overall dimensions, the Hector Plus has a clear edge over the Alcazar. It is substantially longer, wider and taller of the two. However, it is worth mentioning here that Hyundai has managed to offer an even longer wheelbase on the Alcazar than the Hector Plus which is quite impressive. This has resulted in more interior space for the second and third-row passengers.
Hyundai Alcazar vs MG Hector Plus Comparison – Interior Features
Hyundai Alcazar boasts of a long list of modern features and amenities. When it comes to the features and interiors, Hyundai has always ensured that they packed all the latest and a few segment-first features in almost all its products. It is no different here either. This includes features like Dual-Tone Cognac and Black Upholstery, a 10.25-inch Digital Infotainment System with all the modern connectivity like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Advanced Blue Link Connected Car Tech, a 7-inch Digital infotainment System for Driver’s information, Wireless Phone Charging for the Second Row as well, Driver Centric Console with Automatic Climate Control, Ventilated Front Seats, Blind-View Monitor, Steering Mounted Audio Controls with Voice Recognition, Voice-Enabled Panoramic Sunroof, 8-speaker BOSE Premium Sound System, Air Purifier, 2nd-row one-touch tip and tumble seats, Rear Window Sunshade, 64 Coloured Ambient Lighting, 8-way Power Adjustable Driver Seat, Puddle Lamps with Hyundai Logo Projection, Leather-wrapped D-Cut Steering Wheel and much more.
The MG Hector Plus is already praised for the modern tech features that it offers. The MG Hector Plus comes with a ton of convenience and modern connected technology. The interior includes a new dual-tone theme, which MG likes to call Champagne and Black theme. The list of features include an upright 10.2-inch Digital Infotainment System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 7-inch Colour MID Display Instrument Cluster, iSmart Connected Car Tech with over 60 features, Navigation, Wireless Smartphone Charging, Hinglish Voice Commands, Ventilated Front Seats, a large Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof, 8 Speaker Premium Infinity Sound System, Steering Mounted Audio Controls, Cruise Control, Auto-Dimming IRVMs, 2nd Row Seat Recline, 6 Way Power Adjustable Driver Seat, Heated ORVMs, 5G Ready SIM, Over-the-Air Updates and much more.
Safety being a key component these days, Hyundai has equipped the Alcazar with all the modern safety kit including 6 Airbags, ABS with EBD, Vehicle Stability Management, ESC, ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Front and Rear Parking Sensors with Camera, Surround View Monitor, Hill Assist Control, All-four Disc Brakes, Burglar Alarm, Emergency Stop Signal and much more.
The MG Hector Plus is also filled with safety tech upto the brim. This includes 6 Airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, Front and rear Parking Sensors with 360-degree view Camera, All-four Disc Brakes, Hill Hold Function, Electronic Parking Brake, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, ESP, ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts, and more.
Hyundai Alcazar vs MG Hector Plus Comparison Specs
The Hyundai Alcazar comes with two powertrain options. The petrol engine will be a BS6 compliant 2.0-litre unit making 159 PS and 191 Nm. The diesel engine will be the 1.5-litre BS 6 compliant unit making 115 PS and 250 Nm. Both these engines can be paired with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter unit. Also, Hyundai claims the segment-best fuel efficiency from the diesel powertrain. There will be different driving modes on offer for the steering mapping, including Eco, City and Sport. Also, there will various Traction Control Modes as well (Snow, Sand, Mud) along with Paddle Shifters. The prices of the petrol trims of the Hyundai Alcazar start at Rs 16.30 lakh for the 7-seater Manual Prestige Trim and go all the way up to Rs 19.85 lakh, ex-showroom for the 6-seater Signature Automatic Trim. The diesel model costs Rs 16.53 lakh for the 7-seater Prestige Manual Trim and Rs 19.99 lakh, ex-showroom for the 6-seater Automatic Signature Trim.
The Hector Plus offers a 1.5-litre turbo petrol and 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine with mild-hybrid technology. Both these engines make 143PS and 250Nm and can be mated to either a manual or a DCT automatic gearbox. The 2.0-litre diesel engine makes 170hp and 350Nm and comes with a 6-speed manual transmission option only. The prices of the MG Hector Plus start at Rs 13.62 lakh and go all the way up to Rs 19.60 lakh, ex-showroom.
These two SUVs are definitely worth considering if you are looking for a modern mid-size 7-seat SUV with a ton of in-cabin gadgets and gizmos with the addition of practicality. If you are someone who is looking for a tech-feature-rich SUV along with more cabin space, a more powerful engine and a commanding road presence due to the massive size, the MG Hector Plus might well be the one for you. On the other hand, if you want the convenience of a dense dealership and service network, plenty of first-in-segment features and the appearance of India’s highest-selling SUV, you can opt for the new Hyundai Alcazar.