2023 MG Hector facelift to get a new grille; Spy picture confirms

Reports are circulating that the new, heavily-revised MG Hector will be launched in India on January 5th, 2023, and will be on display at the 2023 Auto Expo. MG also has started teasing the new version of the Hector on its social media handles, with pictures and videos highlighting the prominent features that the new SUV will be getting. Now, a recent picture floating on the internet has confirmed how the new MG Hector will look like when viewed head-on.

2023 MG Hector facelift to get a new grille; Spy picture confirms

A fully undisguised picture of the MG Hector was put by MotorBeam, which shows the heavily updated front profile of the SUV in its full glory. The entire front fascia of the MG Hector looks completely new, with the most significant changes appearing in the front grille. The new grille now looks bolder and larger than before, especially towards the bottom, where the grille gets tapered edges on the sides. The front grille also gets diamond-like inserts and gloss black surrounds, unlike the chrome surrounds on the grille of the current model.

Retains the design DNA

The new MG Hector continues to get a split design for the front headlamp assembly, where the daytime running LEDs are placed on the sides of the upper edges of the grille and the main headlamps are housed lower on the front bumper. However, the daytime running LEDs look smaller and sleeker than before, while the housings for headlamps also look more geometrical and angular in shape with tapered edges all around. The new MG Hector continues to get dual LED projectors and LED fog lamps in the headlamp housings. The front bumper continues to get a wide-looking silver skid plate at the bottom of the front bumper.

While the side and rear profile of the SUV is not visible in this image, the new MG Hector is expected to get a new design for the 18-inch alloy wheels and tweaked LED inserts in the tail lamps, along with a new design for the rear bumper. The cabin is also set to receive a massive upgrade in its layout, as the Hector is already confirmed to get a new layout featuring a full-TFT instrument console and a new 14-inch touchscreen infotainment system, the largest screen in any production car in India.

The new MG Hector will retain the current powertrain lineup, comprising of a 1.5-litre four-cylinder 143 PS turbocharged petrol engine and a 2.0-litre four-cylinder 170 PS diesel engine. Both the engine options will get a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard, though the petrol engine will also get a CVT gearbox as an option. The new MG Hector will make its debut in India on January 5th, 2022, and will take on its competitors including Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500 and Jeep Compass.