MG Motor India will be launching the updated version of the Hector SUV in the Indian market this month. Ahead of its launch, the Hector facelift has been spotted at a dealership in an undisguised avatar revealing key exterior and interior details. Last month, the facelifted model was also captured on camera while shooting for a television commercial. The 2021 MG Hector facelift will get a new grille, new alloy wheels and new interior while mechanical options are expected to remain untouched.
Aesthetically, the Hector facelift will sport cosmetic updates on the outside, including ZS EV inspired grille with the chrome-stud pattern. It will also come with a set of new twin-5-spoke alloy wheels. We won't be seeing any changes at the profile, and the headlamps and bumper design will also remain unchanged. However, the rear section of the SUV will see minor updates. The red reflective stripe connecting two taillamps is swapped with a new black one insert. Apart from this, the remaining elements are expected to remain similar to the outgoing model.
The leaked images of the SUV also give us a clear glimpse of Hector's cabin. Unlike the current model, the facelifted Hector will get an all-new dual-tone beige and black interiors instead of an all-black colour scheme. Notably, the overall layout and design will remain unchanged. The SUV will continue to sport a massive 10.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and the i-Smart connected car system. Additional safety features and other creature comforts on the SUV are expected to remain touched.
Mechanically, the new MG Hector facelift will be powered by the same 1.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol, a 1.5-litre mild-hybrid, and the fiat-sourced 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine. The petrol and mild-hybrid versions make 141 bhp and 250 Nm torque and come mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and an optional DCT automatic (mild-hybrid only). On the other hand, the diesel version produces a maximum power of 168 bhp against a peak torque of 350 Nm and comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard.