MG Motor India has raised Hector and Hector Plus SUVs prices for the third time this year due to increased input costs.
Most automakers in India are beginning the new financial year (FY2021-22) with price increases on their vehicles, mainly due to rising raw material and transportation costs. The list also includes MG Motors India, which has announced an increase in its flagship SUV MG Hector and MG Hector Plus prices.
MG Hector and Hector Plus Price Hike
The company has increased MG Hector and Hector Plus’s prices by up to Rs 43,000. With the car now starting at Rs 13.18 lakh for the petrol variant while going up to Rs 18.43 lakh for the top variant. Similarly, the price of diesel variants of Hector now starts at Rs. 14.59 lakhs, which goes up to Rs. 18.86 lakhs (ex-showroom) in the top variants.
Apart from this, the company has now discontinued Hector’s MT Petrol Hybrid trim. Simultaneously, MG Hector Plus is available for buyers in both 6 and 7 seater editions. And is also offered with the same petrol and diesel engine options as its younger brother Hector. Has been introduced with.
The price of petrol variants starting with 6-seater Hector Plus now starts at 17.50 lakhs, which goes up to Rs.19.18 lakhs in the top variants, while the diesel variants are priced from 16.38 lakhs to 19.61 lakhs. Apart from this, the price of 7-seater MG Hector Plus petrol variants now starts at 13.63 lakhs, which goes up to Rs 15.13 lakhs in the top variants.
Apart from this, the price of diesel variants starts from Rs. 15.04 lakhs, which goes up to Rs. 18.81 lakhs in the top variants (all prices ex-showroom, New Delhi). Car update prices have come into effect from 1 April 2021. The MG Hector and Hector Plus are available in the Indian market with two engine options. Including a 1.5-liter turbo-petrol and a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel.
Hector’s first engine generates 143 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque. At the same time, the second engine generates 170 PS of power and 350 Nm of torque. 6-speed manual transmission with the engine is available as standard. While on petrol variants, buyers can opt for CVT or 6-speed DCT.
Also, a 48V mild-hybrid system is optional on select petrol trims. MG plans to launch the petrol-powered version of the ZS EV in the Indian market soon. According to speculation, this upcoming SUV will be offered under the name Astor, which will compete with cars like the Kia Sonnet, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Nissan Magnate in the sub-4-meter SUV segment.