Fri. Dec 1st, 2023
MG Hector ShineImage Source: MG Motors India

It’s baffling to know that the price difference between MG Hector Super and Smart varies somewhere between Rs.1.71 Lakhs to Rs.2 Lakhs. Well, frankly speaking, that’s a lot and just to bridge this difference, MG Motors has introduced a new variant called Shine. It is decently packed with features and to be precise, it is priced at Rs.14.51 Lakhs and goes all the way up to Rs.16.50 Lakhs for the diesel MT.

Planning to buy MG Hector? Here take look at the Shine variant and check if it suits your requirement or not.


  • 2021 MG Hector is now available with a new Shine variant.
  • It comes with a single pane electric sunroof as standard.
  • To get additional features when compared to the Style variant.

MG Hector Shine

What does it offer?

Initially, MG Hector was available in four variants including – Style, Super, Smart and Sharp. However, the introduction of the Shine variant will now turn this list to five and to be precise, this new variant is here to sit between the Super and Smart variants.

Feature-wise, it is expected to pack some crucial features such as a single pane sunroof, push-button start-stop, keyless entry and electric parking brake. Customer who further wants to enhance the overall practicality can opt for the accessory pack that comes with 3D floor mats, wireless phone charger, air purifier and sunshades among others.

With the introduction of this new variant, MG Motors has also introduced the Havana Grey exterior shade for Hector. Surprisingly, this paint scheme will not be available with the entry-level Style variant.


Under the hood, the new Shine variant is available with both 1.5-litre turbo petrol and a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine. The overall output from the first one is rated at 143HP and 250Nm while being mated to either a 6-speed manual or a CVT gearbox. The latter one on the other hand is truly capable of churning out a massive 170HP and 350Nm of torque with only a 6-speed manual gearbox.

Just to note, the Shine variant will not be available with a hybrid powertrain. In fact, the brand has decided no to offer a dual-clutch gearbox for cost-cutting.

Price List: MG Hector Shine

MG Hector Shine Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)
1.5-litre Petrol MT Rs.14,51,800
1.5-litre Petrol CVT Rs.15,71,800
2.0-litre Diesel MT Rs.16,49,800


Options are a must. That’s why MG Hector compares with some well-established rivals such as Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Tata Harrier and Skoda Kushaq. Want to learn more about the Creta? Well, take a look at the details down below.

Hyundai Creta

New Hyundai Creta
Image Source: Hyundai

Creta is the best seller in the compact SUV segment. Just like Hector, even Hyundai Creta packs several exciting features such as a panoramic sunroof, ventilated seats, air purifier, multiple drive modes and a large 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system among others. Under the hood, the new Hyundai Creta is available with three engines including diesel, petrol and a turbocharged petrol unit according to the variants.


Hyundai Creta
Engine 1493cc (Diesel)

1497cc (Petrol)

1353cc (Turbo Petrol)

Power 113.4BHP (Diesel)

113.4BHP (Petrol)

138BHP (Turbo Petrol)

Torque 250Nm (Diesel)

144Nm (Petrol)

242Nm (Turbo Petrol)

Key Highlights
  • Multiple drive modes
  • Cooled glovebox
  • Ventilated seats
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system
Price (ex-showroom, Delhi) Rs.10.16 Lakhs to Rs.17.87 Lakhs

By Harsh Rana

Full-time management student and a part-time automobile enthusiast. Not much happy about EVs taking over the V8, V10 and V12 motors.

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