The refreshed MG Hector will have a new grille with chrome tips, revamped dual-tone interior, and an updated infotainment system, among other updates.
MG Motor India will launch the Hector facelift on January 7, 2021. The refreshed model will have a couple of cosmetic updates, new dual-tone interior, and a number of functional updates, and some additional features as compared to the outgoing version.
The new Hector will feature a tweaked grille with chrome tips, bigger 18-inch alloy wheels, and re-profiled tail lamps. Inside, the facelifted version will come with dual-tone beige-black interior instead of the outgoing model’s all-black theme. In terms of features and equipment, the new Hector is expected to get the same bells and whistles as the current model. However, the 10.4-inch vertically stacked touchscreen is expected to come with some additional features and an updated voice command system.
Powertrain options are expected to be unchanged, meaning that the Hector will continue to be offered in three engine options – a 141bhp/250Nm 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine, a 48V mild-hybrid version of the same petrol engine with the same power and torque output, and an FCA-sourced 2.0-litre diesel unit, which develops 168bhp and 350Nm of torque. A six-speed manual gearbox is standard while a six-speed dual-clutch automatic is optional with the non-hybrid petrol version.
The MG Hector competes with the likes of Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, and Tata Harrier. At the moment, the standard Hector (5-seater) is priced between Rs 12.84 lakh and Rs 18.09 lakh (both prices ex-showroom). Expect the updated version to be launched with a small hike in price.