Should You Buy The New Mid-Spec MG Hector Shine Variant? MG Hector Shine Variant Explained

Should You Buy The New Mid-Spec MG Hector Shine Variant? MG Hector Shine Variant Explained

On the occasion of completing 2 years in India, the MG Hector got a new update. MG launched a mid-spec Shine variant of the Hector. This trim bridges the gap between the Super and Smart trims and offers a nice balance of features and value. MG also updated the prices of the Hector line. Before we visit the updated price list let’s first check out the feature list of the Hector Shine.


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2021 MG Hector Shine Variant - Price Comparison

With the petrol manual powertrain, the Shine variant of the Hector is Rs. 35,000 more expensive than the Super but Rs. 48,000 cheaper than the Super hybrid petrol MT. The Shine petrol MT is Rs. 1.86 lakh cheaper than the Smart petrol hybrid MT.

The Super is not available with an automatic. So, the Shine CVT now becomes the most affordable variant with the petrol-automatic powertrain. The Hector Shine petrol CVT is Rs. 1.2 lakh more expensive than the petrol manual and about Rs. 1.28 lakh cheaper than the Smart petrol automatic.

With the diesel manual, the Shine is Rs. 50,000 more expensive than the Super and Rs. 1.3 lakh cheaper than the Smart. The Hector Shine diesel is almost Rs. 2.0 lakh more expensive than the petrol manual.

Also Read - 2021 MG Hector Variants Explained - Which Variants To Buy? 

2021 MG HECTOR SHINE - PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM - AUGUST 2021

 

Petrol AT

Difference

Petrol MT

Difference

Diesel MT

Super

-

-

Rs. 14,16,800 /

Rs. 14,99,800*

Rs. 1,83,000

Rs. 15,99,800

Difference

-

 

Rs. 35,000 / 

(-) Rs. 48,000

 

Rs. 50,000

Shine (New)

Rs. 15,71,800

Rs. 1,20,000

Rs. 14,51,800

Rs. 1,98,000

Rs. 16,49,800

Difference

Rs. 1,28,000

 

Rs. 1,86,000

 

Rs. 1,30,000

Smart

Rs. 16,99,800

Rs. 62,000

Rs. 16,37,800*

Rs. 1,42,000

Rs. 17,79,800

*Hybrid

Here’s the complete August 2021 price list of the MG Hector:

2021 MG HECTOR PRICE LIST

EX-SHOWROOM - AUGUST 2021

Variant

Petrol MT

Hybrid Petrol MT

Petrol AT

Diesel MT

Style

Rs. 13,49,800

-

-

Rs. 14,98,800

Super

Rs. 14,16,800

Rs. 14,99,800

-

Rs. 15,99,800

Shine (NEW)

Rs. 14,51,800

-

Rs. 15,71,800

Rs. 16,49,800

Smart

-

Rs. 16,37,800

Rs. 16,99,800

Rs. 17,79,800

Sharp

-

Rs. 17,69,800

Rs. 18,69,800

Rs. 19,20,800

MG Hector Super Variant Features

Before we look at the Shine variant, let’s see what all is available in the Super variant to form a baseline. Below are the safety and style features of the Hector Super variant:

MG HECTOR SUPER | FEATURES

Rs. 14,16,800 (Petrol MT) | Rs. 14,99,800 (Hybrid Petrol MT)

 Rs. 15,99,800 (Diesel MT) | Ex-showroom August 2021

Safety

Style

Std. Safety Features

Rear Defogger

LED DRLs

Integrated Rear Spoiler

Electronic Stability Control

Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

Full LED Tail Lamps & Rear Fog Lamps

Turn Indicators on ORVMs

Traction Control

ISOFIX

R17 Alloy Wheels

Fabric Upholstery

Hill Start Assist

Front Seatbelt Pretensioner & Load Limiter

Shark Fin Antenna

Chrome Inside Door Handles

Rear Disc Brakes

LED Headlamps

Roof Rails

Black Interior

Rear Wiper & Washer

Day/Night IRVM

  

Front Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Camera

  

Front Fog Lamps w/ Cornering Fn.

   

Following are the entertainment and functional features of the Hector Super variant:

MG HECTOR SUPER | FEATURES

Rs. 14,16,800 (Petrol MT) | Rs. 14,99,800 (Hybrid Petrol MT)

 Rs. 15,99,800 (Diesel MT) | Ex-showroom August 2021

Entertainment

Functional

10.4-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System

MID w/ Distance to Empty

Front & Rear Armrests

Cooled Glovebox

USB, FM & Bluetooth Connectivity

Tilt Steering

Power Socket

All Door Pockets

4 Speakers + 2 Tweeters

Electrically Adjustable ORVMs

Height Adjustable Driver Seat

Adjustable Front & Rear Headrests

Steering-mounted Controls

60:40 Split 2nd Row w/ Recline

Front & Rear USB Ports

Remote Central Locking

Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

Rear AC Vents

Follow-me-home Headlamps

Adjustable Front Seatbelts

 

Cruise Control

All Power Windows

Parcel Curtain

 

Front Vanity Mirrors

  

MG Hector Super vs Shine Variant - Feature Comparison

The Shine variant with petrol manual is Rs. 35,000 more expensive than the Super petrol manual as it costs Rs. 14.51 lakh. With the diesel manual, the upgrade to Shine will cost you Rs. 50,000 more than the Super. The Shine petrol automatic costs Rs. 15.72 lakh and it’s now the most affordable petrol automatic variant of the Hector.

MG HECTOR | PRICE COMPARISON

 

SUPER

Difference

SHINE

Petrol AT

-

-

Rs. 15,71,800

Difference

-

 

Rs. 1,20,000

Petrol MT

Rs. 14,16,800

Rs. 35,000

Rs. 14,51,800

Difference

Rs. 1,83,000

 

Rs. 1,98,000

Diesel MT

Rs. 15,99,800

Rs. 50,000

Rs. 16,49,800

For this Rs. 35,000 - 50,000 premium, you’ll get an electric sunroof, keyless entry with push-button start/stop and electronic parking brake with the automatic transmission. Although you can count the extra features on one hand’s fingertips, the price gap is also small. Especially the sunroof is a big-ticket item, which alone justifies the price jump.

HECTOR SHINE | FEATURES OVER SUPER

Rs. 14,51,800 (Petrol MT) | Rs. 15,71,800 (Petrol CVT)

Rs. 16,49,800 (Diesel MT) | Ex-Showroom August 2021

Safety

Functional

Style

Electronic Parking Brake

Keyless Entry with Push-Button Start/Stop

Electric Sunroof (Small)

Conclusion - Should You Buy The New MG Hector Shine Variant?

With the petrol automatic, the Shine is a good purchase as you no longer need to stretch your budget by Rs. 1.3 lakh for the Smart variant.

Petrol manual buyers should be glad to know that the Shine more than justifies the upgrade from the Super as the price gap of Rs. 35,000 is small. Similarly, even with a slightly higher price gap of Rs. 50,000, the Hector Shine is worth the upgrade from the Super diesel-manual.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lakshya Khanna

Lakshya loves to talk about cars and, therefore, he's mostly in the front of the camera doing the talking. He's usually blunt in his opinion -- good or bad, and backs it up with logic. Lakshya is a senior member of V3Cars editorial team.

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