The MG Hector facelift comes with a number of cosmetic updates, more creature comforts, and over 35 Hinglish voice commands. The MG Hector Plus 7-seater has also been added to the 2021 Hector line-up.
Since its launch in 2019, the MG Hector has been a blockbuster hit in India. Now, within just 18 months of its market launch, MG has decided to give it a makeover, as the 2021 Hector facelift has now arrived. Updates on the new model include a couple of cosmetic changes, an updated infotainment system, and more creature comforts. Alongside the updated version, MG has also launched the 7-seater version of the Hector Plus. The MG Hector is now a three model strong line-up with prices starting from Rs 12.89 lakh and going all the way up to Rs 19.12 lakh (both ex-showroom).
Coming to the changes, the Hector facelift comes with a new grille with chrome tips, bigger 18-inch alloy wheels, and a revised tail section that ditches the old car’s tacky looking strip – it’s now replaced by a piano black strip, which looks much better. In addition to that, there are dual-colour paint options (Rs 20,000 extra), and the skid plate now features a gun-metal finish instead of the satin black of the outgoing model. The rest of the design is unchanged.
The interior of the Hector now comes finished in a dual-tone black-beige or Champagne Black theme instead of the all-black colour scheme of the old version. The top-end variants now also come with ventilated front seats, auto-dimming IRVM, and wireless phone charging. These are the three main updates of the new model. These updates will be available with the Hector Plus 6-seater, but not with the 7-seater version, as it’s not available in the top-end Sharp trim. In addition to this, the 10.4-inch infotainment system now packs over 35 Hinglish audio commands.
The powertrain options of the new Hector are unchanged, meaning that the Hector range will continue with three engine options – two petrol and a diesel. The petrol range is powered by a 1.5-litre turbo unit, which churns out 141bhp and 250Nm of torque. The same petrol engine is available with a 48V mild-hybrid system, developing the same power and torque. A 6-speed manual gearbox is standard, and the non-hybrid petrol is also available with a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic. The diesel version gets the FCA-sourced 2.0-litre turbo diesel, which develops 168bhp and 350Nm of torque. The diesel engine is only available with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
The MG Hector competes with the likes of Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500, Hyundai Creta, and Kia Seltos.
Here’s the full pricing of the MG Hector range: