The cabin of the Hector Plus is similar to that of the standard Hector but in place of black and silver, you get dark brown over black lending a premium appeal to the cabin. The glass area all around is huge lending a light and airy feel overall, something that gets enhanced when you open up the dual sunroof completely.
Putting the Plus in Hector Plus are captain seats in the second row and a bench seat third row taking the total seating capacity to six. The captain seats are the same as the front seats so they have good cushioning with a good amount of side bolstering. The large wheelbase means you have oodles of space all around indicating no shortage of headroom or legroom. However, where the second rows falls a bit short is on features as the only basic equipment you get are AC vents with fan speed adjustment and a 2A USB charging point. Tray tables, rear screens, side neck support and even lower back support are all only available as official accessories for the Hector Plus.
The third row can best be described as an emergency/kids seating option. With the second-row seats adjusted to a position that I would find comfortable, it is quite evident that an adult sitting in the third row for extended periods would find it quite difficult. With the third row seats up, the boot space gets reduced to 155-litres but fold them down onto the floor and you get a decently sized 530-litres on offer.
The first row, in the top-spec Sharp variant that we have driven, gets a six-way power driver’s seat and four-way power passenger seat as a part of the deal. The highlight here is, of course, the massive 10.4-inch HD touchscreen display giving legitimacy to the “Internet Inside” badge at the rear. You get all the connectivity options, car control features as well 4G enabled sim card that allows you get live traffic updates, weather updates, navigation information, find my car, voice assistant and even a Ganaa account to stream music directly on your system.
As a selling point it’s a very good feature and one of the most comprehensive in this part of the market but when using it, in reality, tends to be slow to respond which can be distracting especially if you are behind the wheel and having to use the system. The climate control system has been integrated into the infotainment display which also makes for a good selling point but once again the slow screen means you will be spending more time looking at the display to adjust something that could be much faster done with physical buttons.
Touchscreen system and climate control aside, this top-spec model also gets a 360-degree camera, hands-free boot opening, ambient lighting, TPMS, heated mirrors and a 7.0-inch full-colour display for the instrument panel. A nice touch that we liked in the instrument cluster is the speed and rpm needles rotating in the opposite direction, a typical feature of British cars from the past.