The MG Hector facelift and the updated Hector Plus have been launched in India, with prices starting at Rs 12.89 lakh and Rs 13.35 lakh, respectively (ex-showroom, India). The facelift for the Hector – introduced roughly 18 months after the mid size SUV’s launch in India – and updated Hector Plus get a few cosmetic and equipment upgrades, with the aim of keeping both models fresh. The Hector Plus is also now available in 6-seat and seven-seat configurations.

2021 MG Hector and Hector Plus get new 18-inch alloys

All-black cabin on the Hector makes way for new dual-tone interior

Hector Plus now available in 6-seat and 7-seat layout

Additional kit on both SUVs include ventilated front seats and a wireless charger

2021 MG Hector petrol prices: New vs Old

Variant
New Price
Old Price
Difference

Style MT
Rs 12.90 lakh
Rs 12.84 lakh
Rs 6,000

Super MT
Rs 13.89 lakh
Rs 13.64 lakh
Rs 25,000

Super Hybrid MT
Rs 14.40 lakh
Rs 14.22 lakh
Rs 18,000

Smart Hybrid MT
Rs 15.66 lakh
Rs 15.32 lakh
Rs 34,000

Smart DCT
Rs 16.42 lakh
Rs 16.00 lakh
Rs 42,000

Sharp Hybrid MT
Rs 17.00 lakh
Rs 16.64 lakh
Rs 36,000

Sharp Hybrid MT Dual Tone
Rs 17.20 lakh
Rs 16.84 lakh
Rs 36,000

Sharp DCT
Rs 18.00 lakh
Rs 17.56 lakh
Rs 44,000

Sharp DCT Dual Tone
Rs 18.20 lakh
Rs 17.76 lakh
Rs 44,000

2021 MG Hector diesel prices: New vs Old

Variant
New Price
Old Price
Difference

Style MT
Rs 14.21 lakh
Rs 14.00 lakh
Rs 21,000

Super MT
Rs 15.31 lakh
Rs 15.00 lakh
Rs 31,000

Smart MT
Rs 16.92 lakh
Rs 16.50 lakh
Rs 42,000

Sharp MT
Rs 18.33 lakh
Rs 17.89 lakh
Rs 44,000

Sharp MT Dual Tone
Rs 18.53 lakh
Rs 18.09 lakh
Rs 44,000

2021 MG Hector Plus 6-seat petrol prices: New vs Old

Variant
New Price
Old Price
Difference

Style MT

Rs 13.74 lakh

Smart DCT
Rs 17.12 lakh
Rs 16.70 lakh
Rs 42,000

Sharp Hybrid
Rs 17.75 lakh
Rs 17.39 lakh
Rs 36,000

Sharp DCT
Rs 18.80 lakh
Rs 18.36 lakh
Rs 44,000

2021 MG Hector Plus 6-seat diesel prices: New vs Old

Variant
New Price
Old Price
Difference

Style MT

Rs 14.90 lakh

Super MT
Rs 16 lakh
Rs 15.70 lakh
Rs 30,000

Smart MT
Rs 17.62 lakh
Rs 17.20 lakh
Rs 42,000

Sharp MT
Rs 19.13 lakh
Rs 18.69 lakh
Rs 44,000

2021 MG Hector Plus 7-seat prices

Variant
Petrol
Diesel

Style MT
Rs 13.35 lakh
Rs 14.66 lakh

Super Hybrid MT
Rs 14.85 lakh

Super MT

Rs 15.76 lakh

Smart MT

Rs 17.52 lakh

Select

Rs 18.33 lakh

 

2021 MG Hector and Hector Plus: What’s new?

To start with, the MG Hector and Hector Plus only get minor cosmetic changes over the outgoing models. The Hector’s grille gets a revised finish and at the rear, the reflector strip running between the tail-lamps has been replaced by a black appliqué. Both SUVs now sit on larger 18-inch alloy wheels and get new front and rear scuff plates. A new Starry Blue exterior colour option is also now available on the Hector. 

Moving to the interior, the most notable change on the 2021 Hector is that the all-black cabin makes way for a lighter champagne and black dual-tone one. The lighter colours should not only help lift cabin ambience but will also help enhance the feeling of space in what is already a spacious interior.

The Hector Plus is also now available in 7-seat form, which a bench in the second row, along with the previously offered 6-seat  version.

On the equipment front, the update brings with it a few big additions. The 6-seat Hector Plus and the 5-seat Hector get ventilated front seats, along with wireless phone charging and an auto-dimming inside rear view mirror.

Another update for the Hector that is bound to draw attention is the voice assistant, which can now recognise up to 31 commands in Hinglish – some completely in Hindi – for actions ranging from the opening and closing of the sunroof to air-con controls and navigation.

As before, the fully-loaded models continue to get goodies such as the 10.4-inch portrait oriented touchscreen, connected car tech, auto climate control, powered front seats, 360-degree camera, powered tailgate, panoramic sunroof and more.

2021 MG Hector and Hector Plus engines

Coming to the engines, both SUVs retain the choice of engines offered on the older models. Buyers can choose between a pair of 143hp, 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engines – one equipped with mild-hybrid tech – and a 170hp, 2.0-litre diesel engine. A 6-speed manual gearbox is standard across all engine options with the non-hybrid turbo-petrol also offered with a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox option.

2021 MG Hector rivals

The updated MG Hector goes up against the Tata Harrier (Rs 13.84-20.30 lakh) in the upper end of the mid-size SUV segment. Other rivals in the segment include the popular second-gen Hyundai Creta (Rs 9.82-17.32 lakh*), the Kia Seltos (Rs 9.89-17.45 lakh) and the Nissan Kicks (Rs 9.50-14.15 lakh).

2021 MG Hector Plus rivals

The MG Hector Plus, meanwhile, sees competition from the Mahindra XUV500 (Rs 13.58-18.08 lakh*) and is also mooted as an alternative to the Toyota Innova Crysta (Rs 16.26-24.33 lakh*). Come January 26, Tata’s flagship SUV – the Safari – will arrive to take on the Hector Plus. Hyundai is also working on bringing the 7-seat Creta to our market soon. Competition in this segment is definitely heating up.

All prices, ex-showroom, India

*Ex-showroom Delhi

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