MG Motor India has expanded the Hector line-up with the addition of a CVT automatic gearbox on the SUV in the country. The new CVT automatic variant has been launched at a starting price of Rs. 16.52 lakh. The 2021 MG Hector and Hector Plus facelifts were launched in January this year with cosmetic and feature upgrades. Now the option of a new transmission aims to bring more convenience to owners. The new Hector and Hector Plus CVT will be sold alongside the DCT variants with the petrol engine. Prices for the 2021 MG Hector petrol CVT starts at Rs. 16.52 lakh for the Smart trim and goes up to Rs. 18.10 lakh for the Sharp trim.
Compared to the MG Hector and the Hector Plus DCT petrol, the new CVT is offered at the same price point. On the other hand, the MG Hector DCT offers a more engaging drive. The MG Hector and the Hector Plus comes with a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine that develops 141 bhp and 250 Nm of peak torque. In terms of driving experience though, the CVT promises better comfort, fuel efficiency and a smoother driving experience overall and will be targeted at buyers that want to the Hector SUV more often in the city, especially in crawling traffic conditions.
Barring the addition of the new CVT option, there aren’t any changes on the 2021 MG Hector and Hector Plus petrol CVT. The model has already received a cosmetic refresh with a new grille, revised bumper and larger alloy wheels. The cabin too gets a new dual-tone option, along with features like wireless charging, ventilated front seats, and an updated MG iSmart mobile app. The new CVT variants will take on the Tata Harrier and Safari, Mahindra XUV500, Jeep Compass facelift and the likes in the segment.