MG Hector Shine Variant Launched In India At Rs 14.51 Lakh: Electric Sunroof, New Single-Tone Colour

MG Motor launches the Hector Shine variant in India priced at Rs 14.51 lakh, ex-showroom (Delhi). The Shine is now the new mid-spec variant of the Hector SUV and is offered in the new Havana Grey single-tone colour scheme. Bookings for the Hector Shine is open across India with deliveries said to begin soon.

Variants & Pricing

2021 MG Hector Pricing
Varians Petrol Petrol Hybrid Diesel
Style MT ₹13.49 Lakh NA ₹14.98 Lakh
Style AT NA NA NA
Super MT ₹14.16 Lakh ₹14.99 Lakh ₹15.99 Lakh
Super AT NA NA NA
Shine MT ₹14.51 Lakh NA ₹16.49 Lakh
Shine AT ₹15.71 Lakh NA NA
Smart MT NA ₹16.37 Lakh ₹17.79 Lakh
Smart AT ₹16.99 Lakh NA NA
Sharp MT NA ₹17.69 Lakh ₹19.20 Lakh
Sharp AT ₹18.69 Lakh NA NA

All prices mentioned are ex-showroom (Delhi)

Exterior Design

The new mid-spec variant of the SUV carries over most of the exterior features from the above trims. This includes a chrome-studded grille, LED headlamps and faux skid plates at the front.

Other features:

  • LED Taillamps
  • Fog lamps
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Body cladding
  • Shark fin antenna
  • Roof rails

Interior & Features

Taking the centre stage inside the cabin will be a large vertically stacked 10.4-inch infotainment screen featuring Android Auto & Apple Carplay connected technology. The instrument cluster features a semi-digital set-up with a 3.5-inch MID flanked on either side by analogue dials.

Other features:

  • Fabric upholstery
  • Manual AC
  • Power adjustable ORVMs
  • Cruise control
  • Rear AC vents
  • Height adjustable driver seat

The Shine variant also features the brand's iSmart connected technology enabled by an embedded eSIM. Hector SUV owners can speak to the onboard voice assistant to control the SUV using over 100 commands. They can also use the iSmart mobile application to control the car remotely.

Safety Features

The Hector Shine features a ton of safety features including front parking sensors and dual airbags.

Other features:

  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Hill Hold Control
  • ABS + EBD + Brake Assist
  • Reverse parking camera
  • Cornering front fog lamps
  • Rear parking sensors
  • ISOFIX child seat anchors

Engine & Transmission

The MG Hector is offered in three engine options: 1.5-litre turbo-petrol, 1.5-litre turbo-petrol with mild-hybrid tech, and 2.0-litre turbo-diesel. Transmission options include manual and automatic units depending on the engine.

1.5-litre turbo-petrol with mild-hybrid

  • Max power: 142bhp @ 5,000rpm
  • Peak torque: 250Nm @ 3,600rpm
  • Transmission: 6-speed MT

1.5-litre turbo-petrol

  • Max power: 142bhp @ 5,000rpm
  • Peak torque: 250Nm @ 3,600rpm
  • Transmission: 6-speed MT, 7-speed DCT, CVT

2.0-litre turbo-diesel

  • Max power: 168bhp @ 3,750rpm
  • Peak torque: 350Nm @ 2,500rpm
  • Transmission: 6-speed MT

Warranty & Running Costs

MG is offering the Hector Shine with 5-year / 1,50,000kms warranty, 5-year RSA (Road-Side Assistance) and 5 labour free services. Hector customers are further offered an assured buy back plan when decide to trade in their old SUV for a new one.

The company also claims the Hector to feature low running costs in the segment. According to their report, petrol variant features a running cost of Rs 44 paise/km, while the diesel variants cost Rs 56 paise/km.

Thoughts About The MG Hector Shine Variant Launched In India

MG recently increased the prices of all its offerings in the Indian market due to the rising input costs required for manufacturing. The new variant will help create a new price point in the Hector SUVs line-up giving the buyers to choose a trim as per their preference.

The Shine variant does miss out on some nice to have features to offset the costs of being a mid-variant. However, the company is offering all the powertrain options available in the SUVs line-up along with a single-pane sunroof to get the balance right base on the current trend.

The Hector rivals the likes of the Mahindra XUV500, Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass, Volkswagen T-Roc, Kia Seltos and the Hyundai Creta.

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Article Published On: Thursday, August 12, 2021, 12:17 [IST]
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