With most of the automotive manufacturers postponing the new car launches, MG decides not to change its plans. MG Motor India will stick to its plans of launching the Hector plus in about the next three months. Just for you to know MG Hector Plus is the 6/7-seater version of the ongoing Hector.
On the other hand, the launch plans for MG Gloster also remain unchanged which was scheduled somewhere in by November this year. Both of the cars have been seen testing on the roads before their launch as the development progresses.
MG Hector Plus
Both MG Hector Plus and Gloster were showcased at the Auto Expo at the beginning of the year 2020. Alongside, MG also boasted of many of its other products that might come to India later.
The updated Hector Plus is more like a MUV rather than SUV mainly due to the large overhangs at the rear. Talking about the heart of the car, Hector Plus will most likely be powered by the same engines as its other smaller sibling. The current generation Hector gets a wide range of engine options.
- A diesel engine is the same 2.0-litre turbo diesel from the Jeep Compas. The engine produces 168bhp and about 350Nm of torque.
- On the petrol front, the Hector comes with a 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine which makes 141bhp and nearly 250Nm of torque.
- With the Petrol engine, we also have an option to opt for a Hybrid. Though it is not a plug-in Hybrid it surely has an electric motor to assist the car in its acceleration.
- All the engines have a manual as well as an automation transmission except the Hybrid variant.
The premium SUV from MG is powered by just one Diesel engine that too a powerful one. The Gloster is the same SUV that is sold under the name of Maxus D90 in the Chinese market. The car straight rivals the likes of Jeep Grand Cherokee and Toyota Land Cruiser.
- The large SUV comes with a 2.0-litre Multijet Twin Turbo diesel engine which makes 218bhp along with 480Nm of healthy torque.
- The car is likely to be priced a bit high than its smaller rivals like the Ford Endeavour or the Toyota Fortuner.
The Indian automotive industry has taken a lot of beating due to the Coronavirus or COVID-19. Due to this and the nationwide lockdown, many of the dealerships are on the brim to shut their businesses down. MG, on the other hand, is lending its hand and promises not to cut the jobs this year.
With that, the company also plans to start an ‘Affordable Ventilator Challenge’ under which MG will develop new ventilators. These ventilators will be provided to the hospitals that require them.