MG might launch the 2023 Hector facelift during the upcoming festive season, the SUV might get ADAS features this time
The upcoming 2023 MG Hector facelift has been spotted on test heavily camouflaged. The Chinese-owned British manufacturer might launch the SUV during the festive season, this year, to take on the improved competition.
From the test mule, we can make out certain subtle changes on the outside. Firstly, the paired 5-spoke alloy wheels have been retained from the outgoing model. But the rear bumper looks redesigned.
The outgoing model’s rear bumper has a skid plate with 3 bumps, 1 for exhaust. But, these details are not seen on the test mule. The side shoulder crease can be seen though. The rear quarter glass area has been completely covered. Maybe, MG might make it a little bigger for better roominess.
At the front too, subtle changes can been seen. On the outgoing model, the bottom grille is a plain trapezoidal honeycomb unit. But, on the test mule, there are 2 bottom grilles intersected by a body line. The headlamps look blacked out.
There might be more changes on the outside and we will get to know them only when the test mule sheds some more camouflage in the coming days. As per various rumours, the facelifted version is likely to share a lot of aspects from its international cousin, Wuling Almaz.
The Almaz gets a host of ADAS features and the upcoming Hector facelift is expected to share the same.
The features include Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Intelligent High Beam Assistance, Vehicle Remote Control, Vehicle Positioning, Bluetooth Key, Geo-fencing Security, and Online Navigation.
In addition, there could be drastic updates on the inside on the facelifted internet car as it was already so advanced of its time when launched.
As far as powertrains go, expect MG to retain the existing setup. It will compete against the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Tata Harrier, Mahindra Scorpio N, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, etc.