While MG recently hiked the prices of its entire range, including the current version of the Hector SUV, it is also set to launch the updated version of the Hector in the coming weeks. The updated version of the MG Hector was recently spied on test by Overdrive in a fully camouflaged form in the treacherous conditions of Ladakh. The fully-wrapped MG Hector revealed a few key details of the updated design, which will make a way in the facelifted version already teased on MG’s social media handles.
The most prominent change in the facelifted MH Hector spied on test is the new massive front grille, which gets tapered edges on the upper sides and vertical edges on the lower sides. The grille gets new diamond-studded inserts, with the MG logo sitting in the upper middle part of the grille. However, there are no apparent changes to the split headlamps assembly. It continues to have sleek dual-functioning daytime running LEDs above and dual LED projectors with LED fog lamps on the front bumper.
Limited changes to the profile
There are no apparent changes to the side profile, with the updated MG Hector still showcasing the same silhouette, window shoulder line, creases on side body panels and the 18-inch alloy wheels from the current version. However, it is expected that the production version of the updated Hector might get an updated design for the 18-inch alloy wheels, at least in the higher-spec variants. At the back, while the tail lamp layout is the same as the current version, MG might introduce new LED inserts for the tail lamps to give them a fresh look.
The cabin of the updated version of the MG Hector has already been teased on the social media handles in all its glory. The new version of the Hector will be getting a completely revamped dashboard, which now gets a slanted 14-inch touchscreen infotainment system – the largest in any production car in India. Even the AC vents and full-TFT instrument console are all new additions that will make a way in the new MG Hector. Like the current version, the updated Hector will also get a dual-tone black and beige layout for the cabin with piano black and brushed metal inserts.
Under the skin, the updated MG Hector will continue to get the same 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbocharged 143 PS petrol engine and the 2.0-litre four-cylinder 170 PS diesel engine options. A 6-speed manual transmission will be standard for both engine options, though the petrol engine will also get the optional CVT-equipped variants.