The updated MG Hector might sport some changes to its styling design that seems to be more in line with the Hector Plus.
MG Motor’s debut product, the Hector seems to enjoy a fair share of success in India ever since it’s first introduced in 2019. Now, it turns out that the Chinese-owned British company is set to give its maiden product an update as the Hector facelift has been spotted on test yet again.
Considering the fact that the MG Hector just arrived here and its styling design seems fresh enough in the segment, the facelifted Hector won’t be given significant changes then. Although the test mule was heavily concealed, it doesn’t need experienced eyes to realize that the front end of the SUV has been slightly tweaked. The updated Hector will get a new grille which featured honeycomb patterns with glossy black finish previously, now come with squarish elements with a matte black finish. Apart from these, the rest remains the same as that of the current Hector. The side profile of the new SUV probably features a set of new 18-inch wheels while changes at the rear are yet to be made out due to the heavy camouflage. However, we do expect that the MG Hector facelift will take some inspirations from the Hector Plus when it comes to the cosmetic revisions.
MG Hector Facelift Spied Testing | Barodian boy Jatin
The information about the interior is still scarce at this point as there are no spy pictures of the same. However, we expect the company to give the Hector a slightly redesigned interior with a different set of upholstery and a couple of feature updates. The existing MG Hector makes use of a 10.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and i-Smart connectivity, a panoramic sunroof, automatic climate control, ambient lighting, Infinity sound system with smart wipe boot opening among others. Safety features on the Hector include six airbags, ABS with EBD and ESC, rear parking sensors and many others.
Being a minor facelift, the 2021 MG Hector will retain the same set of engines and gearboxes from the outgoing model. Currently, the Hector is powered by a Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre diesel engine along with a 1.5-litre petrol engine with mild-hybrid tech. Both the mills are mated to a standard 6-speed MT and a DCT as an option. While the petrol engine can churn out 143 PS of power and 350 Nm of peak torque, the diesel motor is capable of generating 170 PS of power against 350 Nm of torque.
We predict that the upcoming MG Hector facelift will command a slight premium of Rs 10,000 or so over the current Hector which is currently on sale in between Rs 12.83 – 18.08 lakh (ex-showroom). Like the earlier version, the new MG Hector will carry on the fight with the likes of Tata Harrier, Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and the new-gen Mahindra XUV500.