MG Hector 7-seater SUV is scheduled to arrive in our country by March, 2020. The seven seater Hector SUV will be priced about Rs 50,000 to Rs 1,00,000 higher than the currently available five seater MG Hector. However, the British carmaker does not call the upcoming SUV to be the seven seater one, they have only confirmed the presence of the third row. The seven seater version of the Hector shares its underpinnings with the five seater version. The Hector is built based on the Baojun 530 SUV and the Chinese SUV, which is already available in both a 5 and 7 seat variant.
Rajeev Chaba, president and managing director, MG Motor India, in an interview with TOI, said, “We’ve had an encouraging opening, with around 10,000 bookings so far. However, we understand that the initial journey for the brand will be challenging, as there can be skepticism regarding a new entrant and how it plans to grow here.” He added “the company is definitely here for the long run and that India is viewed as a strategic market, by not only MG but SAIC as well. While it has already invested ₹2,200 crore for its facility in Gujarat, MG Motor India has plans to further expand its offerings and investments here.”
The upcoming Hector seven-seater SUV will be a connected car with a host of connectivity features. The SUV will share an extensive range of features with the five – seater Hector SUV, which was launched last month. The MG Hector 7-seater SUV comes with multiple segment-first features like a giant panoramic sunroof, heated ORVMs, AI powered 10.4-inch touchscreen infotainment, floating turn indicators, front parking sensors, 360 degree camera, and many more features. The additional AC vents and USB charging points for the third row are also likely to be offered on the SUV.
In terms of powertrain, Hector’s petrol and diesel engine options are likely to be carried over on the seven-seater version with a little change in tune and is likely to be BSVI copmpliant as well.Once launched, the 7-seater variant of the Hector will lock horns with the next-gen Mahindra XUV500, the Tata Harrier’s elder sibling, and the 7-seater version of the Hyundai Creta.
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