The 7-seater MG Hector will see similar design pattern on the outside but with some changes to differentiate from the 5-seater. The mid-size SUV will add third row of seats with AC vents and charging port for the last row of passengers.
MG Motors debuted in India with its mid-size SUV, also known as the Hector. The response rate from the Indian buyers was such that it already received 28,000 bookings so far and has been sold out for 2019. MG Hector is fairly big in dimensions and can be easily confused with a 7 seater.
Talking about the 7 seater Hector, MG Motors will launch the same at the 2020 Auto Expo. It will be sold alongside the 5-seater Hector and will directly compete with the likes of upcoming Tata Harrier 7 seater and Hyundai Creta 7-seater. Mahindra XUV500 seems too outdated for this upcoming 7 seater.
Not much is known about the upcoming SUV but we expect to see a similar design structure from the exteriors with some tweaks at the front and rear profile. The interiors will see an addition of third-row passenger seats with AC vents and charging ports too.
Feature-wise, MG Hector will continue to get the large 10.4-inch tesla inspired touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It will also continue with i-SMART technology.
The car will be launched after the MG eZS. The latter is an electric car which rivals the likes of the Hyundai Kona. It is expected to see a price range of Rs 20 lakh plus and provides a decent range of Kilometres.
Rajeev Chaba, MD, Morris Garages Motors said, So seven seater is a variant of Hector in which we are trying to bring and before that we’re going to launch EV, so EV we should be launching end of this year and I can promise good mileage, hopefully should give lots of confidence to consumers,”.
Speaking on the overwhelming response for the Hector from the Indian market, Chaba expressed his views and said, We plan to ramp up its production unit in Gujarat to meet the increased demand for its recently launched SUV Hector. The company claims to have over 28000 advance booking and delivered 2018 units to the customers in August.
Furthermore, “we were expecting 1,500 a month, but within two months we need to double it now. So in this month of September, hopefully, we can do 3,000 a month which is by the way in this segment equal to all the other players combined,”.