While the MG Hector is yet to reach the tuning circles, a digital rendering reveals how an off-road-tuned modified version of the new SUV could look like
MG Hector has been quick to establish a strong foothold in the Indian market. The Baojun 530-based SUV seems to have impressed everyone with its bold styling, feature-laden and spacious cabin and the much-publicized portrait-style touchscreen infotainment unit with 50 connected car features.
In fact, the popularity of the MG Hector has been such that it has already garnered over 21,000 bookings and the high demand has forced the company to temporarily close the order book to prevent a huge backlog of deliveries.
While the MG Hector looks quite bold, which is largely due to its sheer size and the loud front-end styling package, the fact that it’s an FWD model means it’s not the apt off-roader. However, a digital rendering that shows a modified MG Hector gives us an idea about how the off-road-spec Hector would look like.
Seen here is a video that shows the process of the creating of the rendering. The artist has imagined the MG Hector with additional soft parts, such as some plastic cladding around the headlamps that make it look more aggressive. The SUV even gets an underbody skid plate that looks more off-road-ready than the plastic unit that comes on stock version.
The biggest modification on the front-end of the MG Hector is the use of a new grille. The all-black grille gives this car a more macho look. Other than this, the SUV gets a dual-tone paint scheme to look a tad more attractive. The Baojun 530-based model even gets new tires, new wheels and beefier tires.
The MG Hector is available with two engine options- 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol and 2.0-litre diesel. The former produces a maximum power of 141 bhp and a peak torque of 250 Nm. The diesel motor offers 168 bhp and 350 Nm.