While I was driving the Hector Plus around, I noticed that it was getting a lot of attention, and I couldn’t quite figure out why. At first glance, it just looks like an oversized Hector, right? I guessed it had to be either of two things: people had recognised that I was driving a Chinese-owned company’s car (which, in today’s political climate, can cause anxiety) or they were impressed by its road presence. I’d like to believe it was the latter.
First things first — the Plus is 45 mm longer than the regular Hector to accommodate the third row. Other than that, its dimensions remain unchanged. When you look at it head-on, thankfully, there’s no more unnecessary bling as seen on the Hector; MG has removed all the chrome that surrounded the grille and the LED headlights. The only exception is the silver skid plate that sits right under the air vents at the front. Move around to the side and the chrome strip underlines the window, ending right before the D-pillar ends; the strip matches the silver roof rails and the side cladding. And, yet again, the Hector Plus has skipped leg day, by retaining its skinny 215/60 R17 tyres.
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