It’s been two years since MG Motor opened its doors in India with the Hector SUV. Now, the company has launched a new Shine variant for the Hector. Priced from Rs 14.51 lakh (ex-showroom), the MG Hector Shine has been positioned between the existing Super and Smart trims. In all, the Hector is now available in five trims – Style, Super, Shine, Smart and Sharp.
- Positioned midway between Super and Smart trims
- Gets more features than the Super trim
- Petrol-MT, petrol-CVT and diesel-MT powertrains available
Here’s a look at the detailed variant-wise price list of the updated Hector range.
|2021 MG Hector Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Variants||1.5 Turbo-Petrol||2.0 Diesel|
|Style||Rs 13,49,800 (MT)||Rs 14,98,800 (MT)|
|Super||Rs 14,16,800 (MT)||Rs 15,99,800 (MT)|
|Rs 14,99,800 (Hybrid MT)|
|Shine (new)||Rs 14,51,800 (MT)||Rs 16,49,800 (MT)|
|Rs 15,71,800 (CVT)|
|Smart||Rs 16,37,800 (Hybrid MT)||Rs 17,79,800 (MT)|
|Rs 16,99,800 (DCT/CVT)|
|Sharp||Rs 17,69,800 (Hybrid MT)||Rs 19,20,800 (MT)|
|Rs 18,69,800 (DCT/CVT)|
MG Hector Shine: what’s new?
This new mid-spec variant of the Hector is based on the second-from-base Super trim and gets some additional features. The most important upgrade is a new single-pane sunroof that has been introduced on the Hector for the first time. Until now, the Hector was only available with a panoramic sunroof in its top-spec Sharp trim. Although the Shine trim only gets a single-pane sunroof, it's now more accessible by Rs 3.18 lakh, something that should be a huge fulling factor for Indian customers.
It also additionally gets keyless entry, push button start, electric parking brake with auto hold, telescopic adjustment for the steering wheel and chrome finished door handles. Apart from the sunroof, it’s worth noting that the aforementioned features will be exclusive to only the petrol-CVT variant on the Shine trim. The Hector Shine rides on 17-inch alloy wheels and misses out on the larger 18-inch wheels available with the top-spec trims.
MG has also taken this opportunity to introduce a new colour on the Hector – Havana Grey – which will be offered on all trims except for the base Style trim.
MG Hector Shine: engine and gearbox options
The new mid-spec Hector Shine is available with both the 143hp 1.5-litre turbo-petrol and the 170hp 2.0-litre diesel engine options. Both engines come mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard while the turbo-petrol engine can also be had with a CVT automatic gearbox. The Hector’s turbo-petrol hybrid powertrain and the dual-clutch transmission have been given a miss here.
MG Hector: rivals
The MG Hector locks horns with the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, and the Tata Harrier.
The next major launch from MG in India is expected to be the Astor SUV. Essentially a petrol-powered version of the ZS SUV, in its facelifted guise, the Astor is likely to arrive by September 2021.
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