The Hyundai Alcazar and MG Hector Plus, the two SUV MPV build on their own SUV Platform and then competes against each other to see which one is better than the other.
Hyundai Alcazar vs MG Hector Plus – Exterior and Interior
The front of the Alcazar will first make think of Creta because of the resemblance between the two. There is a chrome line that joins the three-pot LED headlamps with split LED DRLs. The grille of the Alcazar has rectangular chrome elements and the bumper front and rear finished in faux silver skid plate with fog lamps and indicators at the sides. From the side, the Alcazar has side step which is first-in segment, rides on alloy wheels which are standard, and roof rails are just for show, they’re non-functional.
The rear will remind people of the Ford Endeavour because of the taillights joining the chrome bar. It has no powered tail gate and has mini-LEDs inside the taillights and dual exhausts at the right bottom side.
MG seems to take lessons from the BMW in design as the front of the Hector Plus as now even bigger grille with chrome diamond-shape inserts in them with LED DRLs joining with the grille. It retains the split headlight setup from the pre-facelift of the Hector, and as you can see at the bottom of the grille, there is the radar for the ADAS. The side has no change in look as it gets the same 18-inch alloy wheels. Moving to the rear side, MG has added a light bar that connects the taillamps with ADAS badging below the tailgate.
If you compare the interior of both the cars, the Hector Plus has a very clean look has it has eliminated buttons from the dashboard and now has even bigger infotainment system that measures 14-inch and chrome inserts on the AC vents which appears to be a little bigger, dual-tone theme for the interiors, and an AI from the Astor, which you can ask to open/close sunroof, set temperature, and other stuff. The Al is available as an voice assistant and not as a bot and also has a big panoramic sunroof as well.
The Alcazar’s resemblance to the Creta can be seen with 10.25-inch infotainment system at the center, AC vents positioned vertically, controls for the climate control below the infotainment system, and other functions are located around the gear level like ventilated seats, electric hold function, and other thing as well.
Hyundai Alcazar vs MG Hector Plus – Dimensions
|Hyundai Alcazar||MG Hector Plus|
|Boot Space||180 litres||155 litres|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||50 litres||60 litres|
|Kerb Weight||1,615 kg||1,760 kg|
As you can see at the Dimensions table of the two cars, the Alcazar has a length of 4500mm while the Hector Plus 4699mm length. The Alcazar has width of 1790mm which is 45mm less than the Hector Plus 1835mm width. The Hector Plus has 1760mm height while the Alcazar has 1675mm height with wheelbase of 2760mm whereas the Hector Plus has 2750mm wheelbase with just 10mm difference. The Alcazar has 200mm ground clearance which is 8mm more than the 192mm ground clearance of Hector Plus.
The Alcazar has 180 litres boot space which is 25 litres more than the Hector Plus 155 litre boot space. The Hector Plus has 60 litre fuel tank which is 10 litre more than the Alcazar’s fuel tank of 50 litre. Even after all this, Hyundai managed to keep the kerb weight at 1,615 kg which is good as the Hector Plus has a kerb weight of 1,760 kg.
Hyundai Alcazar vs MG Hector Plus – Engine Options
|Hyundai Alcazar||MG Hector Plus|
|Engine||1.5-litre turbo Petrol||1.5-litre Diesel||1.5-litre turbo petrol||2.0-litre turbo diesel|
|Power||157 bhp||113.42 bhp||141 bhp||167.67 bhp|
|Torque||253 Nm||250 Nm||115 Nm||350 Nm|
|Transmission||6-speed MT, 7-speed DCT||6-speed MT, 6-speed AT||6-speed MT, 6-speed CVT||6-speed MT|
|Fuel Efficiency||–||20.4 km/l||12.34 km/l||15.58 km/l|
|Top Speed||175+ kmph||175+ kmph||195 kmph||195 kmph|
The Hyundai Alcazar and the MG Hector Plus both have one petrol and one diesel engine option. But first, the Hyundai Alcazar. The Hyundai Alcazar recently got an new engine option and that is the 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine that puts out 157 bhp and 253 Nm of torque paired to a 6-speed Manual Transmission and 7-speed DCT Transmission, and has a top speed of 175+ kmph.
Then there is the 1.5-litre diesel engine that puts out 113.42 bhp and 250 Nm of torque paired to a 6-speed Manual Transmission and 6-speed Automatic Transmission with a fuel efficiency of 20.4 km/l.
The MG Hector has 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine that puts out 141 bhp and 250 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed Manual Transmission and 6-speed CVT Transmission with fuel efficiency of 12.34 km/l and a top speed of 195 kmph. Then it has 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine that pumps out 167.67 bhp and 350 Nm of torque paired to 6-speed Manual Transmission only and no Automatic Transmission with fuel efficiency of 15.58 km/l.
Hyundai Alcazar vs MG Hector Plus – Features
|Features||Hyundai Alcazar||MG Hector Plus|
|Wheel size & Tyre||18-inch, alloy wheels||18-inch, alloy wheels|
|Auto Power Window||Yes||Yes|
|Rear AC vent||Yes||Yes|
|Android Auto, Apple CarPlay||Yes||Yes|
|Sound System||8-speaker Bose Premium sound system||8-speaker Infinity sound system|
|Auto Dimming IRVM||Yes||Yes|
|Height adjustable driver seat||Yes||Yes|
|Ventilated Seats||Driver and Passenger||Driver and Passenger|
As you can see at the features table, both the cars are very much feature loaded. However, the Hector Plus has 14-inch Infotainment system while the Alcazar has 10.25-inch Infotainment system. The Alcazar however gets the Bose 8-speaker Premium Sound system while the Hector has 8-speaker Infinity sound system.
|Safety Features||Hyundai Alcazar||MG Hector Plus|
|Airbags||Six airbags||Six Airbags|
|Camera||360-degree camera||360-degree camera|
|ABS with EBD||Yes||Yes|
|Hill Start Assist||Yes||Yes|
|All 4 Disc Brakes||Yes||Yes|
Even when it comes to safety, both the cars are loaded as well. The only feature where the Alcazar gets defeated is the ADAS which the Hector Plus gets with features such as Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collison Warning, Auto High Beam Assist, Blind Spot Detection, and many more.
Hyundai Alcazar vs MG Hector Plus – Pricing
|Hyundai Alcazar||Rs. 19.37 lakh – Rs. 24.46 lakh (On-road price)|
|MG Hector Plus||Rs. 20.19 lakh – Rs. 26.47 lakh (On-road Prices)|
The Hyundai Alcazar starts at Rs. 19.37 lakh for the base Prestige variant and goes all the way up to Rs. 24.46 lakh for the Signature (O) DT DCT variant. The MG Hector Plus on the other hand, starts at Rs. 20.19 lakh for the 1.5 Smart 7-str variant and goes all the way up to Rs. 26.47 lakh for the 2.0 Sharp Pro variant.