MG Hector: Seven Seater SUV showcased in Indonesia
"The upcoming offering has been showcased in Indonesia as the Wuling Almaz."
Morris Garages is readying a seven-seater version of the Hector that will hit the markets next year in India and maybe later in Nepal. While the launch is still some time away, we can bring you a glimpse of the seven-seater version as parent company SAIC has showcased the seven-seater version of the MG Hector at the GIIAS 2019 in Indonesia. Badged as the Wuling Almaz, the multi-seater compact SUV has brings additional seating and is priced from 263.8 million Rupiah to 338.8 million Rupiah .
Wuling is a part of Chinese auto major SAIC, which also owns the British auto brand - MG. The company retails the Hector in a number of markets with different nameplates. The Indonesian-spec version is identical to that sold in India and gets the same wheelbase (2750 mm) and overall length at 4655 mm. What the automaker has done is added a third row that improves the seating capacity. You do have to compromise on the cargo space, which stands at 587 litres.
Visually, the Wuling Almaz is identical to the MG Hector barring the new grille and the Wuling logo on it, while the red reflector connecting the taillights has been given a miss too. The interior remains the same too including the massive touchscreen infotainment system and all-black finish, while the multi-function steering wheel has been slightly tweaked. On the feature front, the Almaz is loaded up to its gills with a 7-inch MID unit, 360-degree camera, tyre pressure monitoring system and also gets the connected car tech. The 'Internet Inside' badge has been given a miss though that is otherwise seen on the MG Hector.
The MG Hector for Indonesia gets the same 1.5-litre petrol engine that belts out 138 bhp and 250 Nm of peak torque. The motor comes paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox along with a CVT unit. The India-spec model gets a dual-clutch transmission for automatic duties. The 2.0-litre diesel is not sold in the South East Asian country.
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