The all-new MG Hector, which was launched in 2018 in the Indian market is yet to complete two years in the Indian market. Yet, MG is ready with a facelift version of the mid-size SUV that will be launched in January 2021. Here is a picture of the upcoming MG Hector that will be launched in the market and since there is no camouflage on it, we can see all the details.
The picture of the new MG Hector facelift reveals that the facelift version of the Hector will keep almost everything similar to the current version. However, the most noticeable change in the vehicle is its front grille, which now looks bolder than before. Everything else remains identical to the current model including the headlamps, DRLs and even the side profile. What has changed on the side is the size of the wheels. The new MG Hector, in a bid to shed its skinny tyre image, will come with bigger 18-inch wheels. What that would do to the fuel efficiency and comfort of the vehicle remains unknown as of now. Even the design of the alloy wheels has been updated to new five-spoke rims. There will be no changes to the rear of the car except for the black stripe that now connects the tail lamps. Overall the new MG Hector looks sharper than the current model.
On the inside, we may get to see a few additional features that are missing, especially the automatic dimming IRVM. Apart from that, almost everything will remain similar to the current version of the Hector. We will still get to see the massive panoramic sunroof, a massive 10.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. MG may update the infotainment system to offer wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as vehicles from lower segments like the all-new i20 and the Nissan Magnite now offer the same feature. Since there are not much of an external change but you do notice dual-tone cabin like we get to see in the MG Hector Plus. Other features like the automatic climate control system, ambient lighting, electrically adjustable driver’s seat, an Infinity sound system and many more such features will remain similar to the current version of the Hector!
MG will continue to use the current powertrain in the updated Hector too. It will offer a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine that produces a maximum power of 140 PS of power. This engine will also get a 48V hybrid system that ensures higher fuel efficiency. Also, the 7-speed dual-clutch automatic is only available with the petrol engine option of the model. The diesel variants will continue to get the 2.0-litre Multijet engine sourced from Fiat. It generates a maximum power of 170 PS and gets only a 6-speed manual transmission. Highly unlikely MG will offer an automatic transmission with the diesel variant of the updated Hector. The updated Hector will take on the likes of Tata Harrier directly. MG will also launch the petrol version of the ZS EV. It will take on the like of Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos directly.