MG launched the Hector in 2019 and the SUV was an instant hit. Now, it seems like MG has already started working on a facelift for the compact SUV as the facelifted Hector was spotted testing yet again.
Upfront, the test mule features an updated front grille. It now gets a squarish pattern instead of the honeycomb finish on the current model. The remaining front profile looks unchanged. The side profile also remains unchanged save for the introduction of a set of bigger 18-inch alloys. The rear profile, however, was too camouflaged to reveal anything about the facelifted SUV.
The changes are expected to minimalistic on the inside as well. While the cabin layout is expected to remain unchanged, MG might offer new upholstery materials on the Hector facelift. The current model gets an all-black interior. Feature list should also remain largely unchanged since the Hector is already packed till gills in terms of features.
Features on offer include a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, connected car tech, auto AC, panoramic sunroof, auto LED headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, tyre pressure monitoring system, heated ORVMs, electrically adjustable front seats, powered tailgate, ambient lighting, cruise control, push-button start and an Infinity premium sound system. Safety features on offer include up to six airbags, ABS with EBD, front and rear parking sensors, ISOFIX child seat anchors, 360-degree camera, traction control, electronic stability control and hill launch assist.
Things are expected to remain unchanged under the hood as well. The diesel engine on offer is a 2.0-litre unit making 170PS and 350Nm paired to 6-speed manual transmission. The petrol engine, on the other hand, is a 1.5-litre turbocharged unit which makes 143PS and 250Nm mated to a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed DCT. The Hector also gets an option of a 48V hybrid system with the petrol engine. It makes identical power and torque but is offered with a 6-speed manual transmission only.
Prices of the Hector facelift are expected to start at a small premium over the current SUV which is priced from Rs 12.83 lakh to Rs 18.08 lakh (ex-showroom). It will continue to rival likes of the Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass and some variants of the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos.