2023 MG Hector will likely go on sale on January 5 in India and it will gain features such as a 14-inch touchscreen infotainment system, exterior updates, ADAS and more
MG Motor India will likely introduce the facelifted version of the Hector midsize SUV in the domestic market on January 5, 2023. The updated model will receive a host of changes inside the cabin while the exterior will get revisions such as a new front grille, tweaked headlamps and other minor cosmetic changes to stretch the lifespan of the existing generation.
The British manufacturer already released more than a couple of teaser images revealing the front fascia details and the interior of the upcoming SUV. The cabin gains a revised dashboard with a leather finish and the overall two-tone white and black theme adds to the premium nature. It is accentuated by brushed aluminium trims and chrome accents.
The major highlight of the 2023 MG Hector will be the 14-inch portrait-oriented touchscreen infotainment system. The largest touchscreen in the industry will be equipped with new iSmart technology based features pertaining to comfort, convenience, safety, connectivity, security and entertainment with artificial intelligence based systems.
Other key features are wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, an all-digital instrument cluster, MAPPLS and MapMyIndia based navigation instead of Tom Tom, new touch-sensitive controls, wireless smartphone charging facility, powered driver seat and front passenger seat, automatic parking lock, leather-wrapped steering wheel and armrest, etc.
The 2023 MG Hector is also expected to be equipped with Level 2 ADAS based driver assistive and safety features including autonomous emergency braking, blind spot monitoring system, adaptive cruise control, rear cross traffic alert, lane keep assist, lane departure warning and so on. The e-SIM connectivity will further enhance user experience with OTR updates.
As for the performance, a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol and a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine will likely continue. The six-speed manual and CVT transmission options will be retained. The MG Hector Plus will more likely get similar updates as the regular Hector. Earlier this year, MG launched the updated version of the ZS EV and a compact EV is coming next year as well in India.