- The MG Hector six-seater version features revised styling.
- It will come with captain seats in the middle row.
- It is expected to be launched in India in early 2020.
The six-seater version of the MG Hector was spied testing for the first time in India. Compared to the regular five-seater variant, the six-seat Hector will feature a different styling.
The design is largely similar to the Baojun 530 facelift, which was recently revealed in China. It features new split-LED DRLs and a large honeycomb grille. The headlamps assembly has been redesigned and there's a new front bumper as well. The profile is largely similar, but the alloy wheels could receive a new design. At the rear, it gets new clear-lens LED taillights and a redesigned bumper with twin exhaust tips.
Inside, the middle-row bench seat will be replaced captain seats, and it will also get a third row of seats. Rest of the cabin layout is expected to remain unchanged. So, we can expect the 10.4-inch infotainment system to be carried over along with the panoramic sunroof. The six-seater MG Hector is expected to be launched in India in early 2020. It will compete against the upcoming Tata Buzzard seven-seater (name unconfirmed).
Under the hood, the six-seat MG Hector will continue with the same engines as the regular Hector. So, there will be a 170bhp 2.0-litre diesel motor and a 141bhp 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine. Additionally, the petrol engine will also come with a 48V mild-hybrid system (manual only). All the engines will be BS-VI compliant at launch and will come mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. The petrol motor will also get a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission as an option.