MG Hector Loses The Petrol-DCT Automatic Gearbox

The Hector now only has an 8-step CVT for an automatic option


  • The 6-speed DCT was paired with the 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine and offered in the Smart and Shine variants.

  • The CVT automatic is offered in the Shine, Smart and Sharp variants, and is priced from Rs 16.2 lakh to Rs 19.53 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

  • The Hector can also be specced with a 2-litre diesel engine, or a 48v mild-hybrid system for the 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine.

MG Motor India continues to rejig the Hector SUV, with the latest update seeing the 6-speed DCT automatic variants being discontinued from the SUV’s lineup. This leaves the 8-step CVT as the only automatic option for the SUV which was introduced in February 2021. This axing also applies to the Hector Plus 6-seater SUV. 

The DCT gearbox was paired to the 143PS 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine right from its launch in 2019, and was offered in the Smart and Sharp variants. It was priced from Rs 17.54 lakh to Rs 19.27 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).  

Coming to the CVT gearbox that takes its place, it is also limited to the 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine but is also offered in the Shine variant aside from the Smart and Sharp variants. The axing of the DCT has also come with a price increment. Here are the current prices:

Automatic Variant

2021 Prices 

2022 Prices



Shine CVT

Rs 15.71 lakh

Rs 16.20 lakh

+ Rs 49,000

Smart CVT 

Rs 17.54 lakh

Rs 17.60 lakh

+ Rs 6,000

Sharp CVT 

Rs 18.77 lakh

Rs 19.33 lakh

+ Rs 56,000

Hector Plus 6-seater

Shine CVT

Rs 17.91 lakh

Rs 18.45 lakh

+ Rs 54,000

Smart CVT 

Rs 19.57 lakh

Rs 20 lakh

+ Rs 43,000

All prices ex-showroom, Delhi 

Aside from the CVT, the Hector is also offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard for the 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine. You can opt for a 48v mild-hybrid system, but those variants are only limited to the manual gearbox. The Hector is also offered with a 170PS 2.0-litre diesel engine that is paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox.  

With this rejog, the MG Hector is currently priced from Rs 13.94 lakh to Rs 19.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). It’s rivals include the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, VW Taigun, Tata Harrier, and Mahindra XUV700

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