MG Hector facelift might sport ADAS features for the first time, might borrow design cues from the Wuling Almaz
The talk of MG Hector getting a mid-life facelift has been going rounds for quite sometime now and has also been confirmed by the various test mules of the SUV getting clicked.
But, now, as per rumours, the facelifted version is likely to share a lot of aspects from its international cousin, Wuling Almaz.
MG might take a different design approach for the all-new Hector. From a chrome-filled executive kind of looks, the SUV is likely to become sporty with a good dose black and red finishes from the Almaz’s RS variant.
At the front, the Almaz RS’ grille gets angled horizontal slates instead of the checked design with chrome inserts of the Indian Hector. The size of the grille is slightly smaller and lacks the chrome surrounds as well. A new bonnet lip gets a matte grey finish.
The bumper and headlights look sporty. The round LED headlights are housed on squarish blacked-out recesses. The bottom grille is a hexagonal unit with large slats. A red insert runs across the centre of the bumper lending a sporty look.
The Wuling Air gets a lot of ADAS features and the upcoming Hector 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 as well 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, Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, etc.