The 2021 MG Hector (facelift) features minor styling updates inside out along with some new features that make the car even more likeable than before
MG Motor is all set to launch the updated Hector in the Indian market on January 7. Several days ahead of its launch, the 2021 Hector facelift has been spotted without concealment at its dealer’s stockyard, giving us a fair bit details of the upcoming SUV.
The MG Hector facelift will witness a couple of changes limited to the cosmetic package only. All that means there will be no tweaks made to the mechanical front of the vehicle. The five-seater SUV by MG will continue using a 2.0-litre diesel engine and a 1.5-litre petrol motor with a mild-hybrid system. While the Fiat-sourced oil buyer is capable of generating 170 PS of max power against 350 Nm of peak torque, the petrol and petrol hybrid motor can make 141 PS/ 250 Nm of torque. Transmission choices will be also the same as seen in the current model, including a standard 6-speed MT and a dual-clutch automatic transmission for the petrol variant.
From the spy images, we can realize that MG has been trying to curb some niggles of the current Hector. Since customers feel the outgoing alloy wheels of the Hector are ways to small compared to its body, the carmaker has increased the size of the wheels to 18-inchers. The front grille design gets some revisions as well, with the inclusion of chrome dots and chrome surrounds extending all the ways up to the LED DRLs.
The headlamps are placed at the lower section of the bumper and available with split setup. The silver faux skid plate and a mesh grille at the lower half of the bumper improve the aggression and sportiness of the Hector to a higher scale. There are no major changes made to the side profile of the MG Hector, except for the new 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. The revisions at the rear are also subtle with a black-finished reflective strip connecting the tail lamps of the vehicle. Note that it was finished in red in the preceding model.
The cabin of the new MG Hector will also feature some updates. It will be getting a new dual-tone black-beige interior instead of the all-black colour theme seen in the ongoing model. Some new features will be added to help the Hector stay afloat in the highly-contested competition such as wireless charging system, ventilated seats and some USB ports. Aside from these, the Hector will carry on offering features like a panoramic sunroof, cruise control, a 10.4-inch tablet-like touchscreen infotainment system with voice commands and OTA updates, rear AC vents among others.
The 2021 MG Hector facelift is expected to get a price hike due to the updates. The current MG Hector is now available at the prices of around Rs 12.83 – 18.08 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).