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2023 MG Hector Facelift Images Leaked — Launch Likely On January 5 | V3Cars

MG Motor India dropped a couple of teasers of the Hector facelift and even released the interior images of the SUV. Ahead of its launch, leaked images of the production-spec Hector have surfaced online, revealing the complete exterior design of the upcoming SUV.

2023 MG Hector Facelift

2023 MG Hector Facelift — Design

The Hector facelift features a redesigned front and rear profile, with little to no changes on the side. At the front, the new Hector facelift gets a larger chrome grille with a diamond mesh pattern. The borders of the grille get a gloss black finish. While the design of the LED DRLs remain untouched, the new Hector facelift offers redesigned LED headlights and fog lights. The lower bumper also gets a redesign with a new skid plate.

2023 MG Hector

The Hector facelift’s side profile does not feature any massive changes. Surprisingly, it continues with the same design for the 18-inch alloy wheels as the current Hector. The Hector facelift seen in the leaked images continues to offer side body cladding and chrome garnish on the window line and door ends. At the rear, the Hector facelift offers tweaked LED headlights with a connected LED light bar in the middle. The rear bumper also gets a revised design along with twin faux exhaust tips.

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2023 MG Hector Facelift — Interior

A few weeks ago, MG released images of the Hector facelift’s interior, revealing various details. The images showcased the Hector facelift’s new multi-layer dashboard that uses a generous amount of soft-touch leatherette materials. The 14-inch vertically-positioned touchscreen infotainment is the highlight in the cabin, and it may also feature a physical volume knob with a host of other features. MG have confirmed that the new infotainment system will feature wireless functionality for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

MG also revealed that the new Hector will feature a 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster. Other changes on the inside include configurable ambient lighting, new engine start/stop button, redesigned power window controls and a shutter for the cup holders on the centre console. We also caught a glimpse of an aircraft-inspired gear shifter in the new Hector facelift’s interior images.

2023 MG Hector

2023 MG Hector Facelift — Powertrain

In terms of engine options, the new Hector is likely to come with the same 1.5L turbo petrol and 2.0L turbo diesel powertrains as the current model. The 1.5L turbo petrol is likely to retain its manual, manual-hybrid and CVT-automatic options. Currently, the MG Hector with the 2.0L diesel engine only gets a 6-speed manual transmission. We do not expect MG to offer the Hector facelift with a diesel-automatic option any time soon.  However, it’s rivals, such as the Tata Harrier and Jeep Compass, offer the choice of a diesel-automatic powertrain.

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2023 MG Hector

2023 MG Hector Facelift — Expected Prices

Take a look at the expected prices of the 2023 MG Hector facelift:

MG HECTOR FACELIFT

EXPECTED PRICES

Variants

Petrol Manual

Petrol CVT

Diesel Manual

Style

Rs. 14.49 lakh

-

Rs. 15.99 lakh

Shine

Rs. 15.59 lakh

Rs. 16.59 lakh

Rs. 17.69 lakh

Smart

Rs. 17.59 lakh (Hybrid)

Rs. 18.29 lakh

Rs. 18.99 lakh

Sharp

Rs. 18.99 lakh (Hybrid)

Rs. 19.99 lakh

Rs. 20.49 lakh

Savvy

Rs. 19.99 lakh (Hybrid)

Rs. 20.69 lakh

Rs. 20.99 lakh

We expect MG to price the Hector facelift from Rs. 14.49 lakh to Rs. 20.99 lakh ex-showroom. We expect the base variants to get a nominal bump in prices. However, the top variants of the Hector facelift could command a considerable premium over the current model thanks to the addition of new features such as ADAS.

2023 MG Hector

2023 MG Hector Facelift — Launch Timeline And Rivals

While previous reports said MG would launch the MG Hector facelift in December 2022, an official invite from MG Motor India suggests the updated SUV will be unveiled on January 5, 2023 and go on sale at the 2023 Auto Expo.

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Amit Saraswat

Born and brought up in Agra, he grew up reading magazines more than textbooks. With a keen interest in cars, he decided to make his future in automotive journalism and is currently helping in content at V3Cars.

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