MG Motor India is all set to give the 5-seater Hector a mid-life update on 7th January 2021. The SUV will get slightly updated styling, a new set of alloy wheels, a refreshed cabin theme along with some new features.
2021 MG Hector Facelift – What will be new?
The facelifted MG Hector SUV will get minor cosmetic updates both inside and outside. The notable changes include a slightly tweaked honeycomb mesh grille with chrome studs, a new set of 5-spoke alloy wheels (18-inches compared to the existing 17-inch units), and a glossy black trim on the tailgate, replacing the red plastic elements.
Inside, the new MG Hector will sport a new dual-tone black-beige cabin theme instead of the all-black motif of the ongoing model. However, the overall layout of the interior remains unchanged. Besides this, the brand has also updated its key design and the sunroof cover will not be as sheer as the current model.
In terms of features, the SUV will now pack some additional equipment such as ventilated front seats, wireless charging, a USB port on the passenger side, and an auto-dimming internal rearview mirror (ECM), etc.
MG Hector Facelift: Engine & Gearbox
Under the hood, the 2021 MG Hector is likely to retain the same set of engine options: a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel (170PS/350Nm) and 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol (143PS/250Nm) with a choice of 48V mild-hybrid system. Currently, both these mills come with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard, whereas the non-hybrid petrol variants also get an option of the dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
Expect facelifted Hector to be priced at a slight premium over the existing model that retails between Rs 12.83 lakh and Rs 18.08 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Once, launched, it will continue to rivals the Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass, Mahindra XUV500, Hyundai Creta, and Kia Seltos.
Apart from the 5-seater Hector, Morris Garages will also launch a more practical 7-seater version of the Hector Plus SUV on the same day. Click here to know about the 7-seater Hector Plus SUV.