MG debuted in India with the launch of the Hector in 2019. It was followed by the launch of Hector Plus earlier this year. Now, it seems like MG is planning to introduce another update on Hector. A spy shot surfaced online recently depicting the SUV with mild cosmetic updates.
Upfront, the test mule featured an updated front grille with a new criss-cross mesh while the shape remains unchanged. The side profile gets new 18-inch dual-tone alloys which replace the 17-inch units found on the current SUV. At the back, the only visible change is in the element connecting the tail lamps. While on the current model the tail lamps are connected by a red-coloured panel underlined by chrome, the new design comprises a black element underlined by chrome.
We believe it is too soon for MG to give Hector a facelift, so it is likely that the carmaker is preparing a new variant or a special edition of the SUV for the festive season.
The Hector is available with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol engine on offer is a 1.5-litre turbo unit making 143PS and 250Nm mated to either a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed DCT. The diesel engine on offer is a 2.0-litre unit making 170PS and 350Nm mated to a 6-speed MT. MG also offers a 48V hybrid system with the petrol engine but it is available with a 6-speed manual transmission only.
Key features on offer include a panoramic sunroof, auto LED headlamps, auto AC with rear AC vents, 7-inch driver’s display, up to six airbags, ABS with EBD, front and rear parking sensors, electronic stability control, traction control and a 360 degree camera.
Although there is no official confirmation about the updated Hector, expect it to go on sale soon. The Hector is priced in the range of Rs 12.83 lakh to Rs 18.08 lakh (ex-showroom India). It rivals the likes of the Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta, Jeep Compass and Tata Harrier.