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Old 17th July 2020, 09:49   #151
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Regardless of the age of the car - if I was to buy a diesel 6 or 7 seater today - I'd pick the XUV5OO over the Hector Plus. For the following reasons -
  1. Very competent diesel engine even for the age
  2. Better handling
  3. Far more usable 3rd row
  4. Lesser gimmicks & software control
  5. No distraction with a huge tablet head unit (not to mention the lag in it)
  6. Physical buttons for crucial items like AC settings!
  7. At least 2 levels up on the looks & proportions factors. Old or not - the XUV5OO still is an imposing & aggressive vehicle. Butch.
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Old 22nd July 2020, 20:11   #152
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I was going through Youtube and I came across this video of ‘Innova Crysta vs Hector Plus’ posted by ‘Ashish Masih Cars’ (link - ). The video was extremely biased towards Hector Plus. After seeing this video I felt bad and I searched many posts and the result showed everywhere that Hector Plus is a better product. I do believe Hector Plus has it’s strengths but none of the posts even slightly mentioned the strengths of the Innova. This made me feel really bad, it feels like unjustice being done to the Innova. This surely tells how MG is sponsoring these auto journalists.
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Old 22nd July 2020, 20:42   #153
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Anyone who says the third row of MG Hector and Crysta are comparable is destroying his own reputation. Just one look at the way he is sitting and the space in the pictures is enough for a sane person to understand the difference. He is better off taking a job at MG rather than reviewing cars.
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Old 22nd July 2020, 21:21   #154
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Anyone who says the third row of MG Hector and Crysta are comparable is destroying his own reputation. Just one look at the way he is sitting and the space in the pictures is enough for a sane person to understand the difference. He is better off taking a job at MG rather than reviewing cars.
Totally second what you said. I once travelled from gangtok to New Jalpaiguri once in the 3rd row of the previous generation Innova and it was quite comfortable, even fell asleep for a large part of the trip. This is when I am fairly large built and a friend was also sitting in the 3rd row. The crysta must be much more comfortable.
Just thinking of such a trip in Hector Plus's 3rd row sends shivers down my back. Sure the Hector Plus has its strengths but no, no matter how much anyone on anywhere on the internet says it is better than the crysta, no it is not until and unless the Team-BHP moderators say it out openly in the official review.
The crysta's strengths are much more deeper than fancier features, they are of core mechanical nature and the Hector Plus doesn't hold a candle to the Crysta.
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Old 22nd July 2020, 21:37   #155
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As per the last row space reviewed by a You Tuber for Hector Plus, the last row of seating is joke for anyone above 5 ft. I am around 167 cm and I was quite comfortable in last row of earlier generation Innova for couple of hundreds km ride. The new one will be better definitely.
I am pretty sure, even earlier gen Ertiga is better in terms of last row space. I have sat in my uncle’s.

I suppose Hector is better choice than ‘plus’ if 5 seating is must. Similar feature distribution further helps.
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Anyone who says the third row of MG Hector and Crysta are comparable is destroying his own reputation. Just one look at the way he is sitting and the space in the pictures is enough for a sane person to understand the difference. He is better off taking a job at MG rather than reviewing cars.
Totally agree. The only vehicle with "fully usable" 3rd row in India is Innova. Not just the leg and head spaces, but the ride quality (jerks, roll etc.) are as good as the middle row. Even the AC is equally effective in the 3rd row. If someone has a regular use for 3rd row, Innova is still the vehicle of choice.
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I was going through Youtube and I came across this video of ‘Innova Crysta vs Hector Plus’ posted by ‘Ashish Masih Cars’ (link - https://Youtu.be/vqyHcyXuI2k ). The video was extremely biased towards Hector Plus. This surely tells how MG is sponsoring these auto journalists.
One look at the comment section and everyone concurs with your sentiment that the review is biased, I lost it when he said "Innova pure din chalaoge to thak jayoge." and the amount of times he talked about the sunroof annoyed me a bit.
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One look at the comment section and everyone concurs with your sentiment that the review is biased, I lost it when he said "Innova pure din chalaoge to thak jayoge." and the amount of times he talked about the sunroof annoyed me a bit.
Agreed, I have owned the previous generation of Innova twice and have been on long road trips in Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh in the Innova Crysta, never ever i felt tired in that car. Even when my family were at the Toyota dealership, the SA said that if you want a comfortable long distance cruiser - pick the Innova instead of Fortuner. As you said, he was talking way too much about the sunroof, heck, he even said that the experience of the 3rd row seats are better in the Hector Plus because of the sunroof.
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It is a totally fake and paid review. He talks of things that are factually wrong, that even a newbie in this forum would know better. For example, everyone knew that the 6 cm of increased length over the regular Hector has gone into the chrome grill and puffed out fenders and not into the interiors. Yet he speaks of these 6 cm as extra space available in the back-most row!

The Innova 2.4 engine is known to have very minimal turbo lag due to short ratios in the initial gears. On the other hand, the FCA 2.0 Multijet has a higher level of initial hesitation and lag in almost all avatars, be in Jeep Compass, TATA Harrier or MG Hector. The relatively smaller volume of the engine (2.0 Litres) compared to the Innova’s (2.4 Litres) requires a higher level of turbocharging to achieve the same output power and torque, thereby causing more initial lag. The reviewer claims the contrary, which is obviously false.

The one aspect where MG will score, i,e, the ride and handling from being a monocoque, he does not talk enough about. The Innova will tire you, not because of heavy controls, but because it is a body-on-frame car, which naturally pitches and bobs in all directions - front-to-back, side-to-side and top-to-bottom, especially in rough or winding roads and in variable speed conditions. We locals are used to it, coming from Boleros and Ambassadors, but try seating a visitor from Europe in an Innova on a drive to a hill station, and they will most likely tell you it makes them feel nauseous. The Hector should have less body movement, and be smoother, quieter and more relaxed, resulting in less fatigue over long journeys.

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What 6 seater options we have in the market today which are in the range < 20 Lakhs?
Less than 10 Lakhs - we have Triber.
10-16 - Ertiga, XL6 ( and Marrazzo hopefully in October)
16 - 22 - HectorPlus and XUV 500 (Current Gen)

With Hexa out of production for the time being (?) and Base Model of Innova going north of 22 HectorPlus makes an interesting positioning with:
1. Tons of features, feel good factors
2. Sliding Second Row and Captains Seats
3. Ease of use (smart tail gate, decent boot space while XUV500 has none)
4. Usable 3rd rows for Kids - better than the space XUV500 has which also doesn't have sliding second row to free up some space at rear.

For someone looking for a family car with feel good features, large touchscreen, sunroof, voice commands etc it will make a decent case.

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What 6 seater options we have in the market today which are in the range < 20 Lakhs?
Less than 10 Lakhs - we have Triber.
10-16 - Ertiga, XL6 ( and Marrazzo hopefully in October)
16 - 22 - HectorPlus and XUV 500 (Current Gen)

With Hexa out of production for the time being (?) and Base Model of Innova going north of 22 HectorPlus makes an interesting positioning with:
1. Tons of features, feel good factors
2. Sliding Second Row and Captains Seats
3. Ease of use (smart tail gate, decent boot space while XUV500 has none)
4. Usable 3rd rows for Kids - better than the space XUV500 has which also doesn't have sliding second row to free up some space at rear.

For someone looking for a family car with feel good features, large touchscreen, sunroof, voice commands etc it will make a decent case.
I guess you haven't seen that car in person , the third row is for namesake alone and even the Triber got better third row than Hector plus, XUV too got far better arrangements.

If someone is looking at a 5+ seater around 20 lakhs it's better to go with Innova till new gen XUV,Scorpio,Hexa, Marazzo comes out , at additional price you will get reliable, proven work horse with tremendous brand value and residual value, with practicality of ladder frame construction, space utilisation and better service network.

If you're looking at petrol, XL6 does everything Hector Plus does at much lower price tag and much more efficiently.

Mod Note: Our MG Hector Plus Report has been taken live at this link. Please continue the discussion over on the new thread. Thanks!

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