2023 MG Hector Exterior Unveiled
Recently, the 2023 MG Hector facelift was spotted without any concealment, giving us our first uncovered view of the upgraded SUV’s front design. The complete external design of the MG Hector makeover has already leaked ahead of its official appearance later this month or in January 2023.
The newly revised front fascia of the revamped MG Hector has crisp lines and distinct angles. The grille has significantly gotten bigger and now extends deeper into the bumper. It has a brand-new diamond-like design and an angular chrome surround that seamlessly blends with the high-mounted LED Daytime Running Lamps.
The main headlight cluster of the Hector maintains its split-headlamp design as before, but it receives a new pentagonal housing that also reflects the grille’s shape, and the chrome brackets that surrounded the headlamps are replaced with new gloss black inserts. Additionally, the central air intake on the front chin has been revised with a chrome surround as opposed to the present model’s silver finish. However, the Hector facelift’s profile is essentially unaltered; even the 18-inch dual-tone alloy wheels are the same as the present design.
The name “Hector” is now written out below the number plate housing on the modified Hector’s taillight assembly, which has a new red strip linking the lamps at either end. With new sharp creases, the rear bumper has also undergone modification. The present model’s dual-tone black and silver finish has been replaced with a simpler design that features subtle new chrome accents.
Given the higher cost of sheet metal, it appears that the Hector facelift only includes minor cosmetic modifications to the soft plastic elements.
MG previously unveiled the interior of the Hector facelift, which features a completely redesigned dashboard and the largest mass-market touchscreen in India at 14 inches in portrait orientation. A brand-new digital instrument cluster, i-Smart technology, and ADAS functionality will also be included; the latter is indicated by a plaque on the tailgate.
However, the MG Hector facelift will not change the vehicle’s mechanical components from the outgoing model. Thus, it will continue to use two 1.5-liter turbo-petrol engines with 143 horsepower, one of which features mild hybrid technology, and a 2.0-liter diesel engine with 170 horsepower. Options for gearboxes are anticipated to stay the same as well.
The Hector makeover, as we have previously reported, is expected to be available in fewer trims due to the significant improvement in features. Competitors include vehicles like the Mahindra XUV700 and Tata Safari, among others.