2023 MG Hector will go on sale in the early parts of next year in India with frontal changes and a heavily updated interior
MG Motor India will launch the facelifted version of the Hector in the early parts of next year and its exterior has already been teased a few times while the interior images are out in the open. A set of new images show the undisguised view of the upcoming facelift and it boasts a mildly revised exterior and notable changes inside the cabin to stretch the lifecycle of the existing generation.
Leaked by Herts Tints and Wraps, the 2023 MG Hector comprises the updates we already know. The front fascia gets a redesigned diamond mesh grille with chrome surrounds and it looks more prominent than the studded grille found in the outgoing model. In addition, the updated bumper has a wide lower air intake embellished by a skid plate.
Other frontal highlights are black surrounds to the split headlamp cluster, a thick chrome strip covering the entire width of the vehicle at the back, HECTOR lettering on the tailgate, etc. Except for the updates to the front, the MG Hector remains unaltered in terms of design as the LED headlamps, LED Daytime Running Lights and taillight are similar.
The cabin gains a slew of updates though including a portrait-oriented 14-inch touchscreen infotainment system with next-gen i-Smart tech, OTR updates, revised seat upholstery, premium piano black finish and chrome garnish, and more importantly, the ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) based driver-assistive and safety technologies.
The ADAS tech should enable autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring and so on. We do not expect any changes to the mechanical bits of the midsize SUV. Moreover, the updates applied to the 2023 Hector will be incorporated onto the Hector Plus three-row SUV as well.
As for the performance, a 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine in mild-hybrid and non mild-hybrid specification and a 2.0-litre Fiat-sourced turbo diesel engine will continue. The former develops around 143 hp and 250 Nm while the latter delivers 170 hp and 350 Nm of peak torque.