After much speculation, MG is all set to launch the second-generation version of its midsize SUV Hector. The heavily updated version of the MG Hector, which will be getting extensive changes to the exterior and an entirely new cabin layout, is said to arrive on January 5th, 2023. The heavily-updated MG Hector will also mark its presence at the upcoming Auto Expo 2023, in which MG is said to preview a new range of its expected launches shortly.
Much has been said about the heavily-updated MG Hector, much of which has been confirmed by MG through its official social media accounts. The new MG Hector will be getting a reworked front fascia, which will make the SUV look bolder and larger than before. The new Hector is set to get a larger-looking grille with diamond-studded inserts, new split all-LED headlamps, a new design for the 18-inch machined alloy wheels, new LED inserts for the tail lamps and slight changes to the side and rear profiles.
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Be ready to witness a whole new cabin in the new MG Hector, as MG itself has previewed the design of the new interior layout on its social media channels. Taking the centre stage of the cabin is the new 14-inch portrait-style touchscreen infotainment system, which is said to be the largest ever in a production car sold in India. Like before, this new touchscreen will also house the climate control and i-Smart in-car connectivity features.
The new cabin of the MG Hector will continue to be offered in a dual-tone black and beige leather upholstery but will get revised designs for the multi-functional steering wheel and the TFT instrument console. Another prominent feature to make a way in the revised MG Hector is a full suite of Level-2 advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS), which made its debut in the MG Astor. This whole new package will add a range of autonomous driving assistance features like adaptive cruise control, automatic high beam, blind spot monitoring system, lane change assist, lane keep assist and more.
While there are extensive exterior and interior changes and a few new feature additions in the revised MG Hector, the SUV will retain its current powertrain lineup. Like before, there will be two engine options on offer – a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 2.0-litre diesel engine. The turbo-petrol engine, which produces 143 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque, will be offered in two transmission options – a 6-speed manual and a CVT. On the other hand, the diesel engine, which churns out 170 PS of power and 350 Nm of torque, will solely be offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
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