While a 7- or 8-seater MG Hector was already reported to be planned for launch, a 6-seater version of the MG Hector has been snapped during road testing in India, courtesy Autocar India.
MG Motor India is aiming to create a visual distinction between both the 5- and 6-seat models. The latter spotted for the first time sports exclusive styling. Even Tata Motors is planning to do the same with the 7-seat Harrier christened Buzzard.
Speaking of the 6-seat Hector's exclusive styling, it will get new LED daytime running lights in more sophisticated design, a differently shaped honeycomb grille which is larger, new headlamp cluster with turn indicators and chrome strip at the front. While at the rear, it will get slightly tweaked tail lamps with clear-lens inserts and maybe also a new bumper with faux dual-exhaust tips.
As for the interiors, the 6-seat Hector is bound to receive captain seats in the second row which will replace the bench seats. It could also sport a different interior colour scheme to make the cabin more distinctive than its sibling. On the other hand, expect it to be equipped with similar features such as 10.4-inch portrait-oriented touchscreen infotainment system, panoramic sunroof, 7-inch coloured MID, 8-colour ambient lighting, Infinity sound system with 4 speakers, 4 tweeters, subwoofer and amplifier, power-adjustable driver (6-way) and front passenger (4-way) seats, in-car connectivity features and six airbags among plethora of other features.
The 6-seat Hector will have similar dimensions as the 5-seat Hector. The use of restyled bumpers may vary its length slightly. For reference the 5-seat Hector measures 4,655 mm in length, 1,835 mm in width and 1,760 mm in height and has a 2,750 mm wheelbase.
In terms of engine and specs, the 6-seater Hector will most likely get the same 1.5L turbocharged petrol engine (143 PS/250 Nm) and 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine (170 PS/350 Nm). The petrol engine will be mated to a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed DCT, while the diesel unit will come paired to a 6-speed manual transmission. A 48-volt mild-hybrid system option will be made available in the petrol engine model.
The 6-seat MG Hector will likely be launched in India in early 2020.
[Source: Autocar India]